Monday, September 20, 2021

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

19 thoughts on “Monday, September 20, 2021

  1. Quoating Rob from September 20, 2019 on our election day:

    “May all your people, Lord, know that You are there always, no matter what happens. You promised (and You never lie) that You will never leave us nor forsake us. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! We pray for your guidance in this country. Keep raising up Godly people who will keep calling people back to the Truth and what really matters. Help people see through the fog of confusion and lies, and put their (our) trust in You. We ask in Jesus’s great name, amen.”

    His blessings upon you, fellow saints in the Lord as we vote for Canada. 🍁 Amen. Please pray for the infection in my leg, which I am getting treated today. Thank you.

    Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
    Psalm 27:14 ESV

    Lauren Daigle – Trust In You, lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv-SXz_exKE

    • Amen Beverse….praying along with you and Rob and so many others that beautiful heart-felt prayer!

      Also praying for the infection in your leg..Heavenly Father may Beverlee feel your peace and strength today. May she feel your healing power in her leg wound. Bless the doctors and nurses with wisdom and insight and kindness towards Beverlee and may she in turn bless them as well.

      God Bless Canada!

    • Amen Beverlee, thanks for sharing Rob’s
      election prayer. May God’s will be done today.
      Trusting God for your complete healing,
      in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  2. Thank You, Father, for being there for all people. Help people to turn to You, to call on You in sincerity, and be saved. Guide Canadians as they vote, dear Lord, and please put Godly people in power in this country, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  3. Amen Beverlee.
    I am praying the prayer as requested on Faytene TV for our election today.
    “We magnify the name of Jesus over Canada and declare that our trust is in You and You alone, O Lord. We humble ourselves before You in repentance for our many grievous sins and plead Your Blood over our land. In this election, we pray You would cause us to elect candidates whose hearts are soft to Your will, who will stand for righteousness & who will have wisdom to govern Canada in these times. We pray that You would remove those who do not have Your heart, or wisdom, to govern Canada. For the sake our children and future generations, we ask that You would release great honour for Your Word upon all of Canada, that You would expose corruption in government and that You would convict Canadians from sea to sea to turn to You with all their hearts, souls, mind and strength. We thank Your for Your mercy and grace. Amen.

  4. Thank you so much Beverlee For the prayers for the election. I am praying healing in your your leg, My you have a good report from your appt today. God bless you richly faithful servant 🙏🤗

  5. Also praying the prayer for God to have dominion across this great land as written by Faytene snd others. Powerful interview with Debbie Boone. Invite daily God into our lives so good. He is waiting always girls us to open the door and invite Him into our daily activities. He loves us do much. Genesis 3:6 He called out to man. Our God calls out for us. Amen.

  6. Thank all for ALL the Prayers this morning for Canada’s Election and Leadership. 🙏🏽God’s Will be done.
    Beverlee, you have endured a lot with possible diagnosis, horrific Biopsy and now infection,. Praying with the other Bloggers for your healing and God’s Wisdom for all the Medical Staff involved in your care.

    • Laur, it has been a nightmare physically but my heart has been strengthened by the Lord and prayers of the saints. Thank you all so very much. Pray this antibiotic brings healing and stops this throbbing pain. Wednesday I get the staples out, and the doctor will look at it. God bless the prayer for Canada. 🍁

  7. Thanks Beverlee for the affirming song today. We trust His true Words. Praying for you too during this difficult time. May The Great Physician touch you mightily, in Jesus Name. Amen. Have been praying for the election over the last little while & I voted early. Blessings all.

  8. Is it possible that the reading we do on the blog be made BOLD,like the Key Verse, I am having a very hard time reading it.
    Personal Words, Prayer, 100 Words.

    Thank you.

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