Generational praise

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Psalm 145:4–9

4 One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.

5 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works.

6 Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness.

7 They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness.

8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.

9 The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.

From generation to generation, people are forgotten. My dad will bring up a “great” baseball player that he watched when he was kid. He will tell me about this great players stats and abilities. I have that deer-in-the-headlights look having never even heard the name of this “great” ball player he is remembering. When I was 30, I mentioned a great actor from my youth and the kids looked at me the same way. Greatness is usually and eventually forgotten. But the greatness of God is never forgotten.

 

From generation to generation we continue to be awed by God’s greatness. We gather and talk about God’s mercy and love; we compare notes about His creative genius and power; we sing old and new songs declaring His amazing grace. God never gets old and He is never forgotten.

 

It is the qualities of God that we continue to dwell on. God is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works. We see these qualities poured out into our lives and pray for those who do not know Him to have these wonderful qualities poured into their lives so that they too can rejoice with us in the greatness of our God.

 

Praise Him today.

 

Pray for a man, Esmeraldo, who is dying of cancer. He is a patient of Sonia’s whose family asked her to call her pastor. She told them that we were not Catholic but they wanted her pastor anyway. I went to see Esmeraldo and read Psalm 23 and John 10 showing that the Lord of Psalm 23 is the Lord Jesus Christ. I pointed this man to Jesus as the Savior and Lord he needs. Pray as Sonia goes back to work today that she will be able to exalt the Lord Jesus to this family and that this man will place his full faith in Christ alone.

 

I will be bringing and important message to our church this Sunday. In this study on Spiritual Gifts I have come to realize that the only unity a church can have is unity in the Holy Spirit. Church dinners and special meetings are nice but if the Holy Spirit is absent unity is short lived if existent at all. God longs for us to be unified in Him. Come ready to look carefully at this with me Sunday morning.

 

Come praying for our church business meeting. These are not dreaded times for our church but times of determining the direction of the next year. Pray for us all to be filled with God’s wisdom as we gather.

 

 

Have a great day in the Lord,

PS

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