Notice what we do; Notice what God does; Rejoice

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Psalm 34

          I will bless the Lord at all times;

his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

          My soul makes its boast in the Lord;

let the humble hear and be glad.

          Oh, magnify the Lord with me,

and let us exalt his name together!

          I sought the Lord, and he answered me

and delivered me from all my fears.

          Those who look to him are radiant,

and their faces shall never be ashamed.

          This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him

and saved him out of all his troubles.

          The angel of the Lord encamps

around those who fear him, and delivers them.

          Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!

Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

You cannot read these verses of praise without rejoicing in the Lord.  There is a reason that Bible-believing Christians read the Psalm, that is, our God is able to be and do what the Psalmist wrote.  No other God of man’s making is able like our God is.

In these verses, we bless the Lord, we boast in the Lord, we magnify the Lord, we exalt His name, we seek Him, we look to Him, we cry to Him and we taste and see that He is good.

God delivers us, answers us, makes our faces to shine, makes our faces unashamed, saves us out of our troubles, sends His angels to encamp around us, delivers us, and makes us His blessed ones who take refuge in Him.

We are in a good place when we seek, trust, and rejoice in the Lord.

Do not be discouraged today, my friend.  Be encouraged.  Our God is unchangeable therefore what was written of Him 3,000 years ago is still true of Him today.

It is Friday and a full day for us. Pray for Pastor Bill’s community services today, RU tonight, and Pastor’s place for the teens this evening. Each of these events are primarily spiritual and require the power of God to accomplish God’s purposes. So, pray with me that the power of God will rest upon each one involved so that His Gospel will be clear and effective.

Have a great day in the Lord, PS


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