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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Psalms 112

Let me quote and have a conversation with God from Psalms 112:

"Praise the Lord"

I praise you today, Lord, because you have everything under control.

"Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands."

I respect and live in awe of you, Lord, and find it comforting and challenging to do what you want us to do.

"His children will be mighty in the land: the generation of the upright will be blessed."

I pray for my children today. Let them achieve success in everything they do. May they prosper. May they be granted your favor and the favor of those around them.

"Wealth and riches are in his house and his righteousness endures forever."

I thank you for my wife, my family, my home, my vehicles and my health.

"Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man."

I trust in you to bring forth my righteousness as the noon day sun. In times of darkness you are always there.

"Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice."

I thank you that you know that I have consciously and intentionally and prayerfully made a walk of integrity my goal.

"Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remember forever. He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes."

My spirit and my heart trusts in you this day, oh God. You are the maker, the creator, the restorer, the leader, the one who steadies us in time of need. My heart is secure in you, I have no fear, for in the end, I will look in triumph over my enemies.

"He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be lifted high in honor."

I thank you that at the end of this day, my name and leadership will be lifted up in honor.

"The wicked man will see and be vexed, he will gnash his teeth and waste away; the longing of the wicked will come to nothing."

I thank you, Lord, that at the end of this day, we are going to rejoice at your goodness to us. The foes of your work and your vision will walk away mumbling to themselves, amazed at the Holy Spirit confusion that is in their hearts.

Bless your name oh God!

1 comment:

Jon said...

Every day I thank God for being in control of my life...for without Him, I was lost and harried by the enemy (I almost capitalized enemy until I realized that doing so would elevate him beyond his worth or rank); I was never satisfied with my life or my situation in it. Yes, I had a loving wife and wonderful kids (still do, all praise be to God) and made ends meet but I was truly not happy. I wasn't happy where I was in my career or in my location or in my took listening to God, a cross-country relocation, and a severe shaking from the Holy Spirit to wake me to the fact that I was outside of God's plan for my life. I truly and deeply pray that I will never be outside of His plans for me again. I may not like what He tells me (don't we all just say sometimes, "God, not me or not that or not now?") but I pray that I always accept His path for me and do so with a willing and joyful spirit...because His plans for me are so much greater than my own...His plan to prosper and support me are beyond what I can even imagine. I love God for what He is, what He has done (and will do) in my life, and for the family that He has brought me to here at First Assembly.

I love you all