Archive for September, 2012

psalm 50:10-11

10 For every beast of the forest is Mine,
And the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know all the birds of the mountains,
And the wild beasts of the field are Mine.

My Abba daddy owns the cattle on a thousand hills…

…how about yours?

Psalm 103:1-2 (praise always)

Posted: September 22, 2012 in God
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“Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy
name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he
does for me.”

Psalm 103:1-2

Exactly how many verses in the Bible command praise?

I don’t know.

But it’s a lot.

And I conclude this: praise first, praise always, praise forever. It can’t end, it must continue, it will be. ‘Cuz this is God we’re talking about. And He deserves our praise and nothing less.

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

I like my things. My laptop. My coffee. My music.

But I want to like God’s things.

His people. His Word. His heart.

I want that gold in heaven, not this yellow on earth.

29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.

30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.

31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:29-31

Sometimes we make things too difficult.

Let’s make it simple.

LOVE the LORD your GOD with ALL your HEART. LOVE your NEIGHBOR as YOURSELF.

Done.

Everything else will fall into place.

Galatians 1:10

Posted: September 9, 2012 in Faith, God, Jesus
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 “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.”

 ~ Galatians 1:10

I’ve been hit with this verse. Hard. It pops up everywhere.

And I’ve come to this realization.

So perhaps I’ve come to the place where I am not seeking to please men; great. That’s a start. But unless I replace it with seeking to please God, I may have given up on pleasing man but I am now only focused on pleasing myself. That want of man’s approval must be replaced by a want for God’s approval or else it rests on a want for my approval. And that’s wrong. It’s selfish.

Maybe you gave up living for man’s applause. This is good. But now live for God’s.

Psalm 86:11

Posted: September 9, 2012 in Faith, God
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“Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.”

~ Psalm 86:11

God is truth. When we walk with God, we walk in truth. When we walk with truth, we walk in God. When God teaches us truth, we know truth and we are united with God who is truth. When we know God who is truth, we know truth and we can teach truth.

Somehow GOD and TRUTH cannot be separated.

Psalm 46:10

Posted: September 8, 2012 in Faith, God
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He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

~ Psalm 46:10

Be still?

God, I don’t know how to be still.

But please. Please teach me. ‘Cuz I want to learn.