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Feb 4, 2019

Psalm 103 KJV

1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

13Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

17But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

18To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

19The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

20Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

21Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

22Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

Jan 28, 2019

Are you living your life totally committed to the will of God? Was Jesus serious when He spoke about loving God with your whole life? I think this is exactly what He had in mind in Matthew 22:37, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."

 

How can we possibly live a life with this degree of devotion? There must be a spirit of submission to the rule and reign of the life of Jesus Christ. Without submission, we will not bend our knees or heart in daily prayer.

 

If we don't develop a life of prayer, then our knowledge of the Father's heart will be limited. It's in prayer, and up out of prayer we receive the guidance to know the will of God.

 

We learn to please the Father and desire His will, as we love the Son and yield to the Holy Spirit. As we love Him, we will live out His will. Many times, we want to do our will, then ask God to bless and direct. I know it works best when we quietly yield to His will.

 

Jan 21, 2019

Are you living out the plans and thoughts God has ordained for you? He has recorded all the days of your life in His holy register. His good thoughts about you outnumber the grains of sand on the beach.

Psalm 139:5,6 "You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!"

Psalm 139:13-18 "You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous - how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!

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