Saturday, September 12, 2015

EXCELLENT

Today’s┬áReading: Psalms 7-8

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

How inspiring it is to watch the sun come up over the Sea of Gallilee!

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Psalm 8:1a (and 8:9)

O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth.”

 

The shepherd king, David, sang the words of Psalm 7 “to the Lord.” Imagine singing of persecution, tearing apart like a lion, being trampled upon, etc. Somehow when we sing in our pain, it makes it more bearable, particularly when we also sing “My defence is of God,” Who is, “angry with the wicked every day” (Psalm 7:10-11). When in trouble, sing of God’s excellence. One of the benefits of an early morning start to our devotions is the time alone with God. There’s no rush. The telephone is not ringing. No one is texting you or knocking on the door. Therefore, since we have the time, I recommend that we listen to an excellent singer, Larnell Harris, singing, “How Excellent is Thy Name O Lord” (click here). Larnell has often appeared over the years on 100 Huntley Street, singing of the excellence of the Lord!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“O LORD MY GOD, IN YOU I PUT MY TRUST!” O Lord, I commit to praying the prayers of David throughout my devotions daily in the Psalms. I thank You that while I pray spontaneously most of the time, I also find that it often helps me focus more intensely when I read prayers directly from Scripture or those prayers written by men and women who love and serve You passionately. I pray Your blessing and provision for all my fellow blog followers! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In preparation for partaking in communion at a Sunday service, we often read together the following prayer, “Lord God, we have sinned against You; we have done evil in Your sight. We are sorry and repent. Have mercy on us according to Your love. Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin. Renew a right spirit within us and restore us to the joy of Your salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Two Years ago this week I hosted the 100 Huntley Street telecast along with our Chairman of the Crossroads Board of Directors at the time, Don Simmonds. We introduced our new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. John Hull. John served well as the Pastor of The People’s Church, Toronto, from 1993 to 2000. If you can take the time, please watch this interview (click here). Also, HERE is a brief bio of John. I believe with all my heart that this organizational move is in God’s perfect will. Please remember John in daily prayer. May our television productions and releases show the Lord’s excellence without exception!!!

Yours because of the “excellence” of the Name of the Lord “In all the earth,”

David

11 thoughts on “Saturday, September 12, 2015

  1. Thank you David for your commitment to the Lord on this daily basis
    Oh Lord Our Lord how excellent is Your name in all the earth
    PRAISE BE TO GOD AND THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH
    PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
    AMEN

  2. Thank you Pastor David with all my heart for today’s blog what a Blessing to read Psalms 7&8 and your comments. A very good start to my day, even though tears are in my eyes, I was touched by the prayer that you pray sometimes in preparation for your communion services. I prayed it and changed we to me, have a Blessed day everyone. Eleanor M.

  3. I thoroughly enjoy your blogs, David. I also enjoyed travelling with you and Norma-Jean, Ron and Ann to Israel in 2007. The interview with Don Simmonds, John Hull and you was very interesting and uplifting. I am wondering how Don’s wife is doing as I was told that she had some serious health issues. I pray that all is well with you, Don, John and your families.
    Linda

  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and prayers with me everyday, Your Daily blog always gets me going for the new day ahead and gives me strength to carry on, I’m grateful for your wonderful contribution, you have taught me so much about Our Lord Jesus Christ and God’s Word, you have helped me so much during difficult times.
    Thank you, may God continue to Bless you and Crossroads in this world where Christions are facing difficult and tragic times.
    To GOD BE THE GLORY.
    Amen.

  5. WOW!

    The 2013 video announcement of Dr. John Hull’s appointment is most informative.

    John’s laugh is infectious and it seems to me that you all embody great mutual respect and agape. It is most encouraging to know that God had a plan for John way back in 1998 when he appeared with you on the programme!

    I wish you all continued success and good health.
    Shalom,
    Graham.
    2012 Holy Land Yellow Bus.

  6. Thank you David for your message, prayers and links. We pray God’s continued blessing on Rev. John Hull as he leads and we are glad that the viewership has increased. Enjoyed Larnelle Harris’ song as well and have one of his accompaniment song’s to “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” Trust all of you have a great day.

  7. Thank you Reynold for the beautiful morning sunburst over Galilee.

    Thank you David for your time and commitment to this blog. Good to see you have gained some weight since the picture in the interview with Don Simmons.

    Good to sing and pray with the words of the Psalmist David.

    How Great is Our God and Greatly to be Praised. How Excellent is His Name!!!

  8. David I never thought of singing through my pain as David did in the Psalms
    I never prayed the prayers of David thats something of thinking about.
    Thank you David and God bless you
    Lianne Hogg

  9. I little be the psalms and like to read them aloud. Oh Lord Our God how EXCELLENT is Your Name in all the earth. How wonderful yo be a child of The Most High God.
    Thank you Pastor David for the privelege of being a part of this daily blog.

    Much in prayer for all my f our blog buddies

  10. I have been reading your blogs for a couple of years now and
    You strike a chord when you talk of Egypt. My grandparents pioneered that work. Fred and Clara Kendall. My mom was born there Mable Childerhose. I remember your father being in our home once in Winnipeg. I have a great heritage. God bless

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