Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sing Joyfully This Christmas Day

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 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth;
         Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.
 Sing to the LORD with the harp,
         With the harp and the sound of a psalm,
 With trumpets and the sound of a horn;
         Shout joyfully before the LORD, the King. 


Psalm 98:4-6

New King James Version (NKJV)

         Today is a time for singing.   Christmas has long been a time for followers of Jesus Christ to sing joyful songs just as King David once did.

          One day all who have been saved through our merciful Lord Jesus will spend an eternity singing praises to Almighty God.  Multiply the joyful songs of Christmas by more times than your mind can fathom and that is the joy we will experience singing praises to God.

            On Christmas Day we remember God's promise to His children and every day should be our celebration of that promise.   Let the Christmas spirit fill your being not only today, but everyday of your life.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Jesus Is the Reason and the Promise

English: King David, second king of IsraelImage via Wikipedia

 “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, 
   I have sworn to David my servant, 
 ‘I will establish your line forever 
   and make your throne firm through all generations.’”

Psalm 89:3-4

New International Version (NIV)

         God keeps his promises and this is something of which I am assured.  He made the promise to David and this promise was fulfilled as we see in scripture.  The proof is there for those who earnestly seek, study, and pray.

          In this season that we call Christmas we should sing praise just as King David did with his Psalms of praise.  Sing of the coming King born of the lineage of King David.   King Jesus who came as a baby in the humblest of circumstances, who walked among the lost to deliver the message of salvation, and who suffered so that we might be free in Him--Jesus came to fulfill God's promise to David that is also His promise to us.

         The Lord God will bring us to our eternal home with Him.   That is the real reason for this season and a promise you can count on.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Tour of the U.S. Capitol

          Today's special post might be of interest to some of you and should be of interest to all who are United States citizens.   I wanted to share this video and I hope that some will find the time to watch it and give it some thought.

            What do you think?   Do you believe that the United States was founded on secular values that excluded any consideration of religion?

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Show Me the Way, Lord

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 Search me, O God, and know my heart; 
Try me and know my anxious thoughts; 
 And see if there be any hurtful way in me, 
And lead me in the everlasting way.

Psalm 139:23-24

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

          Lord, I call out to you to hear me, judge me, and teach me.  I am tired, but I want to go on--I must go on. There are many worries on my mind.  I call on you to lift me up and guide me to a better place.  I want to be useful in this world, but more than that I want to be used to exalt you and the glory of the kingdom that is to come.

          My thoughts are like a battlefield where war is waged against me and against others.  Let peace overtake me and confidence in your way lead me onward to fight the righteous battle against those who want to distract us from your promise of salvation and victory.  

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

In God Alone

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In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Psalm 62:7

King James Version (KJV)

        His promise to us is rock solid.  His protection is assured, yet not always in our comprehension.  Let his will be done, not ours.  He is the center, not us.  All praise be to God and not to the ephemera of our brief existence here in this world.  

        A moment of personal glory may build us up for a short while.  We may even relive that glory throughout our lives but it all pales relative to the eternal great and mighty glory of God the Creator.  Shed your foolish earthly cloak of the accolades of others and run to the One who provides the true and ultimate salvation and who lifts you with his strength and who gives you the shelter that will keep you from harm.  

       God's salvation is promised to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

        Praise God.  His glory can be yours for eternity.

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