Monday, July 27, 2009


Great time yesterday at Church.  Great crowds, many decisions for Christ.   Visitors back Sunday night as well.  Praise the LORD!  Here are a few more insights into the Psalms:

1) CAUSE THY FACE TO SHINE- In Ps. 80:1,3,7, and 19, we have a plea from the Psalmist to "cause thy face to shine".  In verse one it says:  "thou that dwellest beteen the cherubims, shine forth."  And then the phrase we have mentioned in followed in verse 3, 7, & 19.  What he is saying is "LORD, smile on us!"  To have your face shine is to smile at someone.  OH to live our lives that it causes God to "smile at us".  When we seek God's face, we are seeking to cause Him to smile on us!  Shine forth!  God does this every time we depend upon Him rather than ourselves.  God wants us "God dependent", not "self dependent".  Trust in the Lord, lean hard upon Him, and He will cause His face to shine on us! 

2) TOKEN-  This has been my theme throughout this summer!  In Psalms 86:17, David says:  "Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed:  because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me."  What a request... shew me a token for good!  This has been my prayer these past two months and my how God has come through.  Almost each day, he as showed me a token for good.  I ask our staff each day.... "Have any tokens?"  And they will share with me the tokens for good that God gave them that day or the day before.  God is so good to us.   Let us ask Him, our great God, to show us each tokens of good.  David was doing God's will, but wanted God to pat him on the back and let other know that God was for David and blessing him.  We too need that assurance that God is pleased with us and our ministries.  Thank you LORD.... Praises!!

Hope you have a blessed day!  Pastor Mike Mutchler
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