Thursday, September 23, 2021

BLESS AND BE BLESSED!

Today’s Reading: Psalms 33-34

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

 

At the entrance to the modern city of Jerusalem is a light rail bridge, known as the Jerusalem Chords Bridge. It was built in 2008 and symbolizes King David’s harp.

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

 

Key Verse: Psalm 34:1

I will bless the Lord at all times;

His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

 

The words, “the Lord,” occur 26 times in these two Psalms. There’s a saying about “the Lord”… that “He’s either Lord of all or not at all!” There should be no half-way measures in our faith! The Apostle Paul wrote, “Therefore, I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:3). The primary work of the Spirit of God in the earth is to make Jesus known as Lord of all. This blog is intended as an extension of that sublime purpose.

How do we “bless the Lord?” We please Him! We worship Him! We live a life which brings the smile of His approval! We read His Word and meditate on His Word daily! We pray in faith, believing Him for His response! We share His Message in our personal witness and in our support for ministries that are proven by researched fact to be effective in reaching the peoples of the world with the Good News of Jesus’ death, resurrection and the gift of forgiveness of sin and eternal life through Jesus Christ. So we can list some of the ways we bless God. Now let us think of the ways He has blessed us and is blessing us. It’s no wonder that we identify with King David when he writes, “His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Hallelujah! We magnify You O Lord! Bless Your holy name! Amen! Amen!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray that I will do as David did, “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” Grant that I will experience Your blessed Presence at all times. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Norma-Jean, my wife, is a multi-tasker. My tendency is to focus on one thing at a time. I guess that’s one of the general differences between men and women. However, I’m learning to multi-task in my commitment to King David’s statement, “His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” I don’t always speak the words of praise out loud, but they are there in my mouth at the tip of my tongue. It’s the same with Paul’s encouragement to “Pray without ceasing and in everything give thanks” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Yours for giving thanks in everything!

David

15 thoughts on “Thursday, September 23, 2021

  1. At 4 am, I awoke in throbbing pain and was fearful. Instantly, the Holy Spirit comforted me with scripture. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed because His compassions they fail not. They are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion says my soul. Therefore I hope in Him! More and more scriptures in memory flowed. I felt such a sense of calm and peace. Whoever is feeling overwhelming fear, claim strength in the gift of the Holy Bible–the Words our God has given us. Amen. His blessings upon you fellow saints in the Lord.

    The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
    Lamentations 3:25-26 ESV

    This song (and run-ons) brought such peace, this morning, fitting our Psalms:
    Seek Ye First, CRC Worship with lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LMQfOp9w8k

    • Dear Beverlee…..Take charge, take heart, Do not be anxious or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God is with you in this, He will not walk off and leave you in the lurch”
      (Message Bible, 1 Chron 28:20)

      May God give you peace and strength and healing!

    • Sorry to hear about your pain in the night, Beverlee. My daughter, Lori-Anne, suffered pain, fever, and, trembling last night too. She had serious hand surgery on her right hand. It is swollen & painful. She will see the plastic surgeon this p.m. I feel the pain & concern for her also. I told her to cry out to the Lord. He is faithful, dependable, and, with her through this battle. Keeping you, Beverlee, & Lori-Anne in prayer. The music 🎶 is lovely and William’s is also. So comforting for these times of stress. May God shelter you under his wings. Amen & amen

    • Beverlee….to awaken at night in pain is heart wrenching, but your faith will see you through. I pray for you constantly and may God bless you as never before.

  2. Praying you soon have your operation,Beverlee and make a quick and total recovery.
    The first words of Beverlee’s song were the theme of what I was reading in ‘The Light and the Glory’,recommended by David not too long ago which I recently started reading.(I love their attitude/faith in this book.).God bless
    This song,for obvious reasons,jumped to mind in today’s reading.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOzf0VrDNGU Taste and See

  3. So thankful for how the Holy Spirit ministered to you in your hour of need, dear Beverlee. May His peace and comfort overwhelm you! I woke up in the middle of the night (not sure of the time because I am up often throughout the night caring for my husband), Holy Spirit brought you (Beverlee) to my mind and I prayed for you. How caring is Our God, reminding others to pray for us in our hour of need.

    I am praying for your daughter, Doreen and for you also because you are carrying a mother’s burden for her child.
    God bless you all!

    • Thank you dear Luisa. You are held closely in my prayers. Our God absorbs us. May His hand be upon Joseph and give you strength and rest.

      • 💗🙏
        Thank you very much for your prayers. We need them! I believe that it’s the prayers of God’s people that are carrying us

        • Sorry this is late however I want you to know I have been praying for Beverlee, Doreen’s daughter and For Luisa and her husband Joseph. May you Lord in your mercy comfort each one and give healing to those who are in severe need of your touch I pray this in the precious name of Jesus. Amen. 🙏🙏🙏Eleanor M.
          PS Edward had his surgery yesterday to remove more cancer from the lump on his back He also had a smaller one removed which they will likely test it. Thanks for your prayers as he heals.

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