I Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it.
A correct response to our own sin in our life:
Psalm 38:1-4 and 6-8
O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in Your wrath. For Your arrows have pierced me, and Your hand has come down upon me. Because of Your wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because of my sin. My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning. My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body. I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
Psalm 38: 18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.
Psalm 68:4 Sing to God, sing praise to His name, extol Him who rides on the clouds – His name is the Lord – and rejoice before Him.
Psalm 138:3 When I called, You answered me; You made me bold and stouthearted.
Psalm 138:8 The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O Lord, endures forever – do not abandon the works of Your hands.
Psalm 4:4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.
Psalm 4:7 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.
Psalm 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 34:22 The Lord redeems His servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in Him.
Psalm 64:9-10 All mankind will fear (when the Lord takes care of His own and protects them and brings down their enemies); they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what He has done. Let the righteous rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in Him; let all the upright in heart praise Him!
Psalm 94:11 The Lord knows the thoughts of man; He knows that they are futile.
Psalm 94:18 When I said, “My foot is slipping, Your love, O Lord, supported me.
Psalm 94:19 When anxiety was great within me, You consolation brought joy to my soul.
Proverbs 4:13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.
Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 11-6 We were all sick with a stomach virus, except Faith didn’t seem to have it, which is answered prayer! Thank You, Lord!
Psalm 33:4 For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does.
Psalm 33:12 (Be in prayer for our country!) Blessed in the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.
Psalm 33:15 He who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
Psalm 33:20-22 We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You.
While reading Psalm 33:20-22 and especially verse 21, it struck me that as we wait upon the Lord, our hearts rejoice in Him. Waiting on God and putting our hope in Him, is not a time of sitting around and doing nothing. Waiting for the Lord to do something on our behalf or open the doors He wants us to walk through, is not just a time of sitting back and doing nothing. During this time we are not only exercising our faith in Him by putting our hope in Him, we are to be rejoicing. “In Him our hearts rejoice.” Because we trust in His holy name, because we know that He is our help and our shield, because we know that He is on our side and wants only what is best for us, we rejoice! As we wait on the Lord, putting our faith to work and resting all of our hopes in Him, we praise Him, we worship Him. “In Him our hearts rejoice.”
Psalm 63:7-8 Because You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.
Psalm 31:20 In the shelter of Your presence You hide those who fear You from the intrigues of men; in Your dwelling You keep them safe from accusing tongues.
Psalms 91:3 Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
I love all of Psalm 91!
Wednesday 11-2-11 7:15 a.m. Zach and I read several verses from his Bible!
Yesterday, Zach and I read Psalms 28, 48, and 23 together. He read almost all of them to me with help on new and long words! I am so proud of my little man!
Psalm 29 describes how powerful and majestic is the voice of the Lord and verse 11 comes down and focuses on: The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.
Psalm 49 speaks of the fact that all men will die, whether rich or poor or wise or foolish. Also, you cannot take wealth with you to the grave.
Psalm 49:15 But God will redeem my life from the grave; He will surely take me to Himself.
Psalm 49:20 A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish.
Psalm 69:30-31 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the lord more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs.
Psalm 69:32 The poor will see and be glad – you who seek God, may your hearts live!
Psalm 69:33 The Lord hears the needy and does not despise His captive people.
Psalm 89:2 I will declare that Your love stands firm forever, that You established Your faithfulness in heaven itself.