Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Tale of TWO Psalms

This morning as I was reading in Psalms God brought chapter 92 into a new light that I had not noticed before.

This Psalm speaks of a lifestyle to me. A lifestyle that I long to embrace but am far from. However, through HIS grace and mercy I step closer to that end goal day by day. It is GOOD to give thanks and praise to God. It is Good, Healthy, Right, Honoring, and the Right thing to do. Every moment of my day should be filled with DECLARING His love to EVERYONE and EVERYTHING around me. Not just in public, but all the time, even around my family which I find hard sometimes because of my familiarity with them. This should be my response because of what HE has done for me. I John 4:19 "We love because HE first loved us." Then the power of God is reaffirmed in verses 6-11. He controls ALL things. Does He control you ENTIRE life. ALL thoughts, words, attitudes, actions, and motives? The promises of God are so true. I am so thankful that "His Eye is on the sparrow". What a peace and comfort that is to know.

1It is good to give thanks to the LORD and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
2To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night,
3With the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, with resounding music upon the lyre.
4For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.
5How great are Your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep.
6A senseless man has no knowledge, nor does a stupid man understand this:
7That when the wicked sprouted up like grass and all who did iniquity flourished, it was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.
8But You, O LORD, are on high forever.
9For, behold, Your enemies, O LORD, for, behold, Your enemies will perish; all who do iniquity will bescattered.
10But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
11And my eye has looked exultantly upon my foes ,my ears hear of the evildoers who rise up against me.
12The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, he will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13Planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
14They will still yield fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap and very green,
15To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

This last week while preparing for the seminar and Children's program Abigail introduced us to a new song. Sure I have read it many times, for it comes straight from God's Word. Psalms 42. I think we must have sung this song nearly 50 times last week. As the seminar was drawing to a close Saturday evening. We all gathered around the piano, staff, teachers, and students to worship and closed with this song. What a fitting end to the week of learning, growing, stretching, testing, and seeking Him. HE IS MY HELP, HE IS MY GOD.

If you would like the sheet music click the picture above to download it as a PDF.

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