Psalm 70:4 Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified.”
In the midst of evil world, we need to seek God and worship Him. Sadly, at times He is getting harder to find. We as a church in this nation are not doing a good job of pointing people to Him. We have a lot of excuses, but we fail to do our job. We need to seek Him and as we are doing so, we need to be making clear the path to Him, that others might find Him. We need to be trailblazers, leading others to Him.
For when we find God, we will be truly happy. Nothing else in life satisfies like God does. We are truly glad, only when we find Him. He brings joy, true joy into our lives. Seek Him out and worship Him.
Dear God, only You are worthy. Only You bring true happiness and joy into my life. Lord, You are great and wonderful. There is no else like You. You are so amazing. Amen.
Psalm 69:5 O God, it is You who knows my folly, And my wrongs are not hidden from You.
There is absolutely no sin, which is hidden from God. He knows every sin we ever have committed or we will commit in our lives. Nothing is hidden and nothing is done in secret. God knows what you do when you are alone. God knows what your mind wonders and dwells on. God knows all about it.
But the good news is, He still loves you and wants a relationship with you. His desire is for all to turn from their sin and turn towards Him. He made a way for this to happen, by Jesus dying on the cross. He offers us forgiveness and washes our sin away. Stop running from God and run to Him. His arms are open and willing to forgive and love us.
God knows all about you, yet He still loves you more than you can ever imagine!
Dear God, I thank you for Your love. I thank you for Your forgiveness. Help me to turn away from the sin in my life and turn fully towards You. Amen.
Numbers 21:9 And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.
The people rebelled against God once again and he sent fiery serpents among them. God had enough of their complaining and grumbling. But God showed mercy to the people, just as He always does. He had Moses make a bronze serpent and raise it up. The people who looked at the lifted serpent had their lives spared.
Years later, God would once again save His people by lifting something or somebody up. Jesus was lifted up on the cross for all to see. Those who look at Him and believe in Him are saved. God once again made a way for people to be saved. Both the people and us do not deserve to be saved. But God’s grate love for us, allows His mercy to act. We do not deserve nor do we earn it. It is a free gift. Jesus did all of the work and paid for it on the cross.
Look upon Jesus and believe in Him. Know that we can only be saved because He was lifted up.
Dear Jesus, I thank you for being lifted up for me. I thank you for dying for me. I do not deserve it, but You give it freely. Thank you for saving me.
Psalm 68:4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, Whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him.
Sing to God. Sing with joy. Sing with a heart full of gladness. Sing out of love. Sing with a grateful heart. Sing because He is your only hope. Sing when your heart is broken. Sing because God loves you. Sing to God. Sing His praises.
Sing to God. Sing about God. For He alone is worthy. Worship His Holy Name. Sing His praise in the good times and the bad. Sing His praise in the morning and evening. Sing His praise when life makes sense and sing His praise when life does not make sense. Worship and trust Him.
Oh God, You are alone are worthy of my praise and worship. Nobody is like You. You are all-powerful. Nothing is too hard for You. Please help to be in constant worship of You. Amen.
Psalm 67:3 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.
Oh that our prayer might be that all people, every person alive would praise God. He is worthy of that praise. We as believers need to tell other about Jesus that they might join praise of our Creator. No matter what race or nationality. No matter whether male or female. No matter young or old. Pray for them to praise our great God!
That is what we want Oh God. That every person alive might praise You in chorus. Let our worship be sweet in Your Holy Ear. May it pure and full of love and out of a thankful heart for all that You have done for us. May your Spirit be at work, calling people to worship You. Let us all worship You in one accord. May our songs rise to You, O God! This is our prayer, that all might worship You and praise Your Holy Name! May our whole lives be lived in such a way that You get all the glory.
5 Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men. 6 He turned the sea into dry land; They passed through the river on foot; There let us rejoice in Him!
The works of God are amazing! Nobody can do what He can do. His works are amazing and wonderful. And His works are repeatable. More than once He dried up water so that people could walk on dry land. His works are not accidental, but they are something He can do over and over again. God is in charge over all of creation. There is nothing He cannot do.
Remember that, when you are in a situation that seems impossible. Everything is possible with God. He is all-powerful. Nothing is beyond His reach. You are never in situation where He cannot help. Trust Him. Call out to Him. Rely on Him. His works are amazing!
Dear God, thank you for Your wonderful works. They are as amazing as You. Your works are beyond words. Thank you for being there for me in impossible situations. Amen.
Psalm 65:8 They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs; You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.
Coming home from church last night, my daughter remarked about how beautiful the sunset was. We talked about all of the colors we saw and how great of an artist God is. His creation really is beautiful. We see it in both sunrises and sunsets. Everyday God displays His majestic art work.
This work should cause us to praise and worship Him. It should leave us in awe of His greatness. Nobody can imagine what can He can and has created. No human is able to do what God is. Only He can. He deserves our worship and awe.
Oh God, Your creation is so amazing and wonderful. I thank you for the glories of the sunrises and the sunsets. I thank you for the beauty of Your creation. Day by day Your glories are displayed. Amen.
5 “We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic, 6 but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna.”
Oh, the good ole days. Do you remember those days? Everything used to be so good, especially compared to these days.. Is that not what people say? The truth is the good ole days, had a lot of bad times too. Some times we skip over parts we remember, so that we might tell a younger generation about back in my day how things were different. We tend to mis-remeber things. The same thing happened to the Sons of Israel.
Not long after leaving Egypt, they start complaining about what they are eating. Every day non Sabbath day, God provided manna, bread from heaven, for them just like the dew on the ground. After a while of eating this free food, they start thinking back to how they had it so good in Egypt and the fester they would it. Oh the good ole days in Egypt, when they had all the fish, fruit, and veggies they used to feast on. What days those were!
Of course they kind of glossed over the fact that they were slaves and had to hard manual labor. They forgot the Egyptians made them kill their newborn babies, to control the population size. They forget how despised they were, enough so that they cried out to the God of their fathers and He swooped in and freed them miraculously and was now leading them to the Promised Land. Oh the good ole days of 1-2 years ago!
Be careful to fully remember things, both the good and bad. Do not romanticize the past, forgetting key details of it. That only makes you sound foolish. Be content to live under God’s provision and be thankful. The lack of contentment and thankfulness in the Sons of Israel led to judgement and even death. It can for us as well. Ask God to give you a good memory of all that He has done for you. How he rescued you from sin and is leading you to the Promised Land.
Dear God, forgive me for mis-remembering things. Forgive me for only forgetting at times what You have done for me and what You are doing for me. Thank you for all that You do. Thank you for rescuing me from slavery and leading me home to be with You. Amen.
1 My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
It is not always easy for us to wait in silence for God. We are not a culture to wait silently. We are a culture that lacks patience and likes to voice our displeasure. We find it hard to keep our mouths shut. We feel the need to say something. God tells us to wait silently for us and patiently for Him.
It helps when we come to the conclusion that God is trustworthy. It makes it easier to wait silently for God, when we know He is reliable and faithful. God will come through for us. He is faithful. He is a stronghold, that protects us. Nothing can shake us when w are with Him. Hold tight to Him.
Oh God, help me to wait patiently for You. Give me the grace to be patient and wait quietly. Thank you for being faithful. Thank you for being a stronghold. Amen.
Psalm 61:8 So I will sing praise to Your name forever, That I may pay my vows day by day.
David made a vow to praise and worship God everyday. He did not want to waste a day by not doing it. Every day he was alive, he wanted to make sure he praised God in it. It was a priority for him. It was a commitment that he took serious.
How about you? Do you make sure to praise God everyday? Do you schedule time for worship? Is it a priority in your life? Sadly, it always is not for me. I think this is something we need to make sure we are doing and our families our doing, especially if you have kids. Kids need to see and hear their parents doing this. It will make a big impact in their lives and help them to praise God everyday as well.
Dear God, You deserved for me to praise You all day, every day. Forgive me for wasting days. Help it to be a commitment in my life. Amen.