Praise the Lord Daily

Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Ps. 145:2
I will sing of Your power;
Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
For You have been my defense
And refuge in teh day of my trouble.
Ps. 59:16
Seven times a day I praise You
for Your fair laws.
Ps. 119:164
Sing praises to the Lord, you who belong to Him;
praise His holy name.
His anger lasts only for a moment,
but His kindness lasts for a lifetime.
Crying may last for the night,
but joy comes in the morning.
Ps. 30:4-5
O Lord, I want to spend time praising You! Remind me to lift your Name high today. You are so worthy of praise!! You are so holy, just, and righteous! Help me bow beneath Your throne in total humility. I am not worthy to even prostate myself in Your presence. Yet, You invite me. I only desire to worship You!!

Your Lovingkindness

I see Him as this BIG God who is directing the universe - and yet somehow (I can't understand or explain it) - He is here, loving me. Showing me mercy, love, kindness. Not only showing me His, but giving me His very own mercy, love, and kindness. I pray that His lovingkindness will overflow into those around me. Even the one's who may not want it or even deserve it. Because really, do I even deserve HIS lovingkindness? I pray that He can help me love those around me everyday!
Your lovingkindness, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
Your judgments are like a great deep
O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house;
And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.
For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light.
O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,
And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
Psalm 36:5-10 NASB
Lord, show us Your love, and save us.
Psalm 85:7 NCV


You Have Done Many Miracles, LORD

Everday miracles, Lord. That is what You do in my life. I know You have opened the eyes of the blind and made the lame to walk, but Your presence in my life everday is a miracle! Amen.
When I need it, He provides just the right encouraging words. Sometimes from His Word, or others. And when I need a little reminder of how to change to be more like Him, He is faithful to show me that as well.

PSALM 40:1-5 NCV
1 I waited patiently for the Lord.
He turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the pit of destruction,
out of the sticky mud.
He stood me on a rock
and made my feet steady.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many people will see this and worship him.
Then they will trust the Lord.
4 Happy is the person
who trusts the Lord,
who doesn't turn to those who are proud
or to those who worship false gods.
5 Lord my God, you have done many miracles.
Your plans for us are many.
If I tried to tell them all,
there would be too many to count.

It's the everyday miracles that keep my hope alive
It's the way You move in little things that help me survive
And I know You move in greater ways
But this is great enough for me
What You do with my everyday is amazing

The things that seem impossible, I lay down at Your feet
And just when I am needing most You are there for me
And I know you've made the lame to walk
And caused the blind to see
But what You do with my everyday is amazing

When I'm down on my knees
And I can't make it through
When it's up to me
It's really up to You
-Sara Groves "Everday Miracles" from Past the Wishing


Lord of the Heavens

The wonders of nature bring us to awe. The pinks and purplse of a sunset. The misty rain and fog in September. My God is in control of that! Those things don't happen by chance. And my response should be to GIVE THANKS!
Thank You, O Lord of the Heavens, that You see me and love me and seek after me. Who am I? Nothing in comparison to You! Amen.

The Lord does whatever pleases Him
throughout all heaven and earth,
and on the seas and in their depths.
He causes the clouds to rise over the whole earth.
He sends lightning with the rain
and releases the wind from His storehouses.
Psalm 135:6-7

Give thanks to Him who made the heavens so skillfully.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to Him who placed the earth among the waters.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to Him who made the heavenly lights -
His faithful love endures forever.
The sun to rule the day,
His faithful love endures forever.
and the moon and stars to rule the night.
His faithful love endures forever.
Psalm 136:5-9


My Heart is Confident in You

Lord, many reasons are out there that make me want to praise You. I am so confident in Your strength, Your mercy, Your love, Your wisdom, Your guidance, and Your faithfulness! Amen!

I struggle sometimes in trusting You. Help me to trust You and lean on You. Help me not to be discouraged by those who hurt me. Help me to not be bitter towards them and help me to love them and forgive them. Amen.

Be good to me, God - and now!
I've run to You for dear life.
I'm hiding out under Your wings
until the hurricane blows over.
I call out to the High God,
the God who hold me together.
He sends orders from heaven and saves me...
God delivers generous love,
He makes good on His word.
Psalm 57:1-3 THE MESSAGE
My heart is confident in You, O God;
My heart is confident.
No wonder I can sing Your Praises!...
I will wake the dawn with my song.
I will thank You, Lord, among all the people.
I will sing Your praises among the nations.
For Your unfailing love is as high as the heavens.
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Be exalted, Or God, above the highest heavens.
May Your glory shine over all the earth.
Psalm 57:7-11 NLT


A Humble Faith

My heart is not proud, O LORD,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
But I have stilled and quieted my soul;
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, put your hope in the LORD
both now and forevermore.
Psalm 131:1-3

Every king in all the earth will thank you, Lord,
for all of them will hear your words.
Yes, they will sing about the Lord’s ways,
for the glory of the Lord is very great.
Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble,
but he keeps his distance from the proud.
Psalm 138:4-6

The Lord takes delight in His people;
He crowns the humble with salvation.
Psalm 149:4

O Lord, give me a humble heart. I definitely have the tendency to be proud. help me to maintain a humble spirit. I want to remember how great You are and how little I am. I want a still and quiet soul. I want to be humble so that You will be near to me. I need You, O God, to be near to me. Help me to rest in You! Help me to not worry about what might happen, but trust in YOU. Amen

Notes from "Fresh Grounded Faith"

Sept. 11-12, 2009 - Jennifer Rothschild (www.freshgroundedfaith.com)

Who you are and what you do are not the same thing.
- Do you live a reactionary life?
- Do you live a rich life?
John 12:24 - Brokenness creates a rich life.

-God, are you there? Habakkuk 1:2-3
God is not absent just because suffering is present.

- God, do You care? Mark 4:38-41
God permits what He hates to accomplish what He loves. - Joni Erikison Tada

- God, is that fair? Habakkuk 1:13
But do you really want God to be fair?
We really don't want what we really deserve.

Satisfaction comes not from answers, but from seeing God:

Habakkuk 3:17-19
Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls -
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.

* Our expectations say a lot about what is in our hearts. *
* What do my expectations say about me? *


Rescue Me

In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed.
In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
Incline Your ear to me and save me.
Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come;
For You are my rock and my fortress.
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,
For You are my hope;
O Lord God, You are my confidence from my youth.
By You I have been sustained from my birth;
You are He who took me from my mother's womb;
My praise is continually of You.
Psalm 71:1-6

The Blessing of Family

Lord, Thank You for my son. He is such a joy in my life and those around us! Even if I don't have anymore children, I thank You for him. Lord, thank You for my husband as well. He is such a great husband and father. He is such a wonderful spiritual leader! He loves us and You so much!
Thank you, O Heavenly Father!

Behold children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. Psalm 127:3-5

Your children will bring you much good, like olive branches that produce many olives. This is how the man who respects the Lord will be blessed. Psalm 128:3-4