Sunday, September 20, 2015

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE

Today’s Reading: Psalms 26-27

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Light breaks through the turbulent clouds on the dome of the Santi Luca e Martina church in Rome.

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Key Verse: Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation;

Whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the strength of my life;

Of whom shall I be afraid?

 

Like diamonds when the light strikes the many facets, so is the content of these two Psalms given to us by God and His shepherd king David. Let us join David in his prayers. He prays, “Vindicate me – Examine me – Try my mind and my heart – Redeem me and be merciful to me – Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice – Have mercy upon me and answer me – Teach me Your way, O Lord.” He encourages us to – Walk in integrity – Walk in truth – Tell of all God’s wondrous works – Dwell in the house of the Lord – Behold the beauty of the Lord – Inquire in His temple – Wait on the Lord – Be of good courage!!! As a result of prayer and of taking courage from God, David can state, “I shall not slip – My foot stands in an even place – The Lord is the strength of my life – My heart shall not fear – I will be confident – I will sing praises to the Lord – The Lord will take care of me!”

Now, why not confess out loud the words of our key verse! Are we ready to face another 24 hours of life? Yes! Yes! Yes!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

O Lord, today I’m joining king David in his prayers. I’m making those prayers an integral part of my petitions to You! I wait on You Lord! You are strengthening my heart! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’m thinking just now of the absolutely essential elements of loving and serving God which David highlights for us. In the 1970s, the song, “You Light Up My Life,” sung by Debbie Boone, was at the top of the pop charts for weeks. As I chose the key verse, “The Lord is my Light,” I was thinking of Debbie as she sat in the Green Room preparing to go out on the set of 100 Huntley Street. I may have told this story in a previous blog, but she was in Toronto performing the role of Maria Von Trapp in the “Sound of Music” production in a local theatre. My contact with Debbie was through her dad, Pat Boone, who had been our guest several times. As we prayed together, Debbie began to cry. I heard her say, “O Lord Jesus, it’s been so long, so very long.” She had obviously been so preoccupied with her role in such a famous production that she had neglected having a daily experience of the Presence of God. One of my reasons for this daily blog is so that I will never have to say, “It’s been so very long.” My son Ron just told me that I wrote about Debbie Boone in a previous blog, and we linked to a 100 Huntley Street interview with her. In case you missed it, here it is again.

One more thing…out of the thousands of guests I’ve had the privilege of interviewing, there were several who quoted Psalm 27:10 as their personal experience, “When my father and mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me.” I cannot imagine what life would be like if I didn’t know that God is taking care of me!!!

Yours for getting to know God better each day,

David

17 thoughts on “Sunday, September 20, 2015

  1. Thank you David. Amen Amen Amen! I love the way the psalms keep building up one on top of aniother on top of another-repeating and reaffirming the same truths over and over and over again!!! I can feel myself filling up! Repeating, repeating is what I’m needing! Praise God! Glorious day to all in Christ Jesus the One and Only!!

  2. “When my father and mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me” Psalm 27:10
    This verse jumped out at me this morning. I look forward to seeing my parents Osborne and Flora Kenny again someday, they have been gone over 25 years. I treasure the countless precious memories of the times I shared with them and am thankful that God is taking care of me.

    https://youtu.be/-ORXnfjQAXA

  3. I just listened to Debbie Boone sing that song an it was beautiful but then I listened to what she had to say at a LGBT at Glad 2014 and was very saddened by what I heard. We pray for our celebrities especially the ones that now The Lord. Thank You David for your diligence, I thank The Lord for you every day. God Bless you

  4. there are so many issues in society that are not God pleasing and not set up as God had originally put the structure for living on this earth in place! So what do we do? God loves the sinner (me) and there are some things that I do that are not God pleasing! I know this for sure because I am a sinner, however, I confess that I have sinned against God and in His grace He has forgiven me! Love the sinner but not necessarily the sin!
    I would encourage anyone to read Scripture and see what God’s Word says about different sins!
    please pray that the neighbours would speak kind words, no bullying, but words of encouragement, kindness, helpfulness. God bless everyone. AMEN

  5. just when you think it can’t get any worse…..
    I was listening to a program called HOPE FOR WILDLIFE which I believe is a ¸sancturay for animals in Nova Scotia ( I think)
    Hope and Dr. Barry an animal vet are in Costa Rica visiting a monkey sancturay and the narrator mentioned that `Hope is talking to her relatives!!!!!! Really, i was horrified at this statement! I sent an e mail off to Hope for Wildfire sharing my view that God created man, we did not evolve from monkeys!
    May God forigive us!

  6. I’m not sure why but this did not come through my mail box this morning…I pulled up from Sept 19th blog.

    Thank you Beverlee for the Debbie Boone’s “Light up My Light”

    Enjoyed the interview of Debbie Boone…also listened to the Family interview re healing for their son.

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