AWAKEN THE DAWN
Today’s Reading: Psalms 108-109
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GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.
Key Verses: Psalm 108:2-3
Awake, lute and harp!
I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples,
And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
David could not have imagined a scene like the one pictured above in his city of Jerusalem. In a way, Psalm 108:5 is being fulfilled in that the satellites, which are in position 22,500 miles above the earth in space, do proclaim the Lord’s “glory above all the earth.” King David has made a decision as shown in the words, “I will.” He has decided to “awaken the dawn!” First thing each morning he is determined to “sing praises!”
Psalm 108 was probably written just after the rebellion of Absalom when many of those to whom David had shown only kindness had joined in treason against him. While David’s words do not show mercy toward his enemies, his later actions did show mercy. Jesus, who in Christian belief assumed the throne of David, not only shows mercy, but Jesus’ prayer for His enemies was, “Father forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing!” (read Luke 23:26-38).
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, because I pray “In the Name of Jesus,” I cannot pray the prayers that David prayed in Psalm 108:1-20.” But I do pray David’s prayers from 108:21-26. Particularly verse 26 expresses my heart, “Help me, O Lord my God! Oh save me according to Your mercy.” I also pray for the continuing television ministry of “Light For All Nations,” as Nizar and his guests come into those Jerusalem homes with the message of God’s love and mercy through Jesus Christ. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I’ve walked the streets, inside the walls of Old Jerusalem, with my son-in-law, Nizar. It takes hours when I’m with him. The people all want to talk to him. He has visited their homes daily for years through those rooftop satellite dishes. I marvel at the plan of God in bringing this man from Cana of Galilee into our family. Our daughter was led by God to study for a year at The American Institute of Holy Land Studies, where she met Nizar, and soon they were married in his home town of Cana, where Jesus performed His first miracle at a wedding (John 2:1-12). It was definitely, as the middle-eastern custom is, “an arranged marriage”…arranged by God back in 1983. I’ve just Googled “Light For All Nations” and once again I’m amazed at the grace and mercy of God (click here). “Light for All Nations” is a charity incorporated in Israel, Canada and in the United States which is supported financially by people who desire the Gospel to permeate in several languages and many countries. I believe Psalm 108:13a, “Through God we will do valiantly!”
Yours for all of us doing “valiantly” for another day and forever!!!
P.S. On Google, I found an interview which Ron (who does the technical side of this blog) did with Nizar. It’s from a few years ago. I enjoyed watching and listening. It occurred to me that others might enjoy this too (click here).
We awaken the dawn and sing praises to You, oh Lord! Help us, Lord our God and save us according to your unfailing love. We worship and adore You. We bow down to You on bended knee, and pray for all to come to know You. In the mighty name of Jesus, amen! Bless you, oh Israel and thank you for the links, today, David. Ellen and Nizar and the Light for all Nations Ministry is amazing! The way the Lord brought your families together and has moved through you to reach millions of people around the entire globe is astounding but not surprising because we know the power of the Lord when He works through His servants, amen! You and your family are examples for all to follow, amen! Blessings dearest saints!
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Cor 9:8
I Will Look Up, Elevation Worship
Great interview by Ron with Nizar.
The pic is amazing and to think of a satellite dish outside the tent. God is great!
I’m praying that Christian bible study classes would be in all schools to catch young people before they get out into the world…..only if it would be God’s will.
Watched a great video about Winston Churchill yesterday and thought it should be shared. Enjoy and God bless us all.
I saw that Linda but I enjoyed watching it again!
Yay!!! Did u watch the one the next day about Palestine? Incredibly interesting.
Beverlee, meant to tell u how much I enjoyed the song. Thanks.
Amen, Lynda! So glad you liked it, dear sister-in-Christ!
I concur with comments above. Great to listen to Nizar and Ron in this interview.
Amen, David. “Through God we shall do valiantly…”(Psam 108:13).
Amen and amen!
Yes I will look up to you
Amen, Lianne! Looking up with you!!
Yes, “through God, we shall do valiantly”!!! Amen
Amen and amen!
Needing your prayers today. My husband has been diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. One month ago he was out backpacking and came home sick and in severe pain. Tests showed severe spread. If Gods will I would pray to have him healed and especially to control the pain. I can only get through this with Gods strength. Thank you David for your faithful blog. This is my second time through it and find it very helpful. Thanks to all.
Will pray for God’s will to heal your dear husband Gwen.
Our Heavenly Father, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and to the sanctity of the Holy Spirit, we pray for the healing, protection, comfort and mercy for Gwen’s husband. Ease him from the painful cancer in his body and bring complete healing and cleansing by the precious and pure blood of the Lamb, Jesus. For it is by His stripes that he be healed and we call on this in Jesus precious name, amen, amen and amen!
And Lord, please bring strength and peace and comfort to Gwen, during this time, as she holds her husband and family up. We pray for Your mighty grace in their life, amen, amen, and amen!
So sorry to hear that news my wife also had bone cancer, praying that you hold on to Lord during this time,he is faithful !
Heavenly Father in Jesus Name I come to you on behalf of Gwen’s husband. I pray for your intervention on his behalf, You Lord are the Great physician and are able to do far above all we ask, I pray for wisdom for those attending to him that nothing be done that should not be done. Your Word tells us “Nothing is impossible with God” . Thank you Lord for releasing the pain, and for Your Highest and Best in this man’s body. I pray for peace of mind for you Gwen. Thank You Jesus. Amen!!
Amen, amen and amen!
I am praying dear Gwen to our Heavenly Father for complete healing for your husband. I also pray for support and comfort for you. Our Lord is merciful and great. Sending you big hugs .