IN THE PSALMS
|Today is Friday! It has been an interesting week and much has been accomplished. Challenges faced and problems have sought a solution. As a pastor, I face the challenges of funding a growing Church and meeting the needs of many people each week. So, I look to the LORD for strength and wisdom. I may fail at times, but Jesus never fails! I am reading in Psalms, and here are some thoughts to share today:|
1) MY ACTIONS TO GOD- In Psalms, we read about the Psalmist acting towards God in worship. In Psalms 7:17, it says: "I will praise the LORD..."; and in Psalms 13:6, it says: "I will sing unto the LORD,". These two actions alone will help us grow in the LORD. Give the LORD praise and sing unto Him. That will be a huge goal everyday for a Christian. Let us determine to carry forth these actions towards our God to develop our relationship with Him. God truly is worthy of all of our praise and singing.
2) HOW LONG? David asks God this four times in Psalms 13:1,2- "How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hid thy face from me? (2) "How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?"
3) HONOR THEM! In Psalms 15:4, we see the Bible answer the question of verse one: "LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?" And then, starting in verse two, we have the answer given out describing the man who will abide with God. Verse 4 says: "In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not." Notice the phrase: "he honoureth them that fear the LORD," We are to honor godly men and women. We are to lift them up for the LORD's sake. I believe that one simple lesson I learned (from among so many) from Dr. Jack Hyles, was to honor Men of God. I have tried to do this in my personal life, and our Church has done this as well. It is biblical!
Well, so much for today. Sometimes, you will find that what is posted is not formatted correctly. It looks right on my screen, but when it is posted the fonts and sizes are different. I don't know enough to explain how that happens, but from time to time, it does. Bear with my typing. May God richly bless you and yours today my friend. Pastor Mike Mutchler