The Lord Counsels Me

Lord, You have assigned me my portion and my cup;
You have made my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me.
Because He is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.
Psalm 16:5-8

God, You have taught me since I was young.
To this day I will about the miracles You do....
I will tell children about Your power;
I will tell those who live after me about Your might.
Psalm 71:17-18

He is the counselor! He gives right advice. He knows what to say in every circumstance. The Lord teaches me of who He is and what He can do and what He has done. I must study His word to hear His voice. Study, meditate, and memorize His word so that I may know the right thing to do, the right thing to feel. He gives perfect, holy, righteous advice to ll that honestly seek Him. May I always be seeking.


God is Good

God is good! He gives good things and loves those who obey Him. No one is as good as God. And no one is naturally good, like God. All men are not good. They disappoint, they fail, they do bad things sometimes. But God is good. That is how we know there is good: because God is good.

Thank God, for that simply Child-like faith to know You are good.
Psalm 106:1-5
Praise the Lord!
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Who can speak of the might deeds of the Lord,
Or can show forth all His praise?
How blessed are those who keep justice,
Who practice righteousness at all times!
Remember me, O Lord, in Your favor toward Your people;
Visit me with Your salvation,
That I may see the prosperity of Your chosen ones,
That I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation,
That I may glory with Your inheritance.
Psalm 118:28-29
You are my God, and I will give You thanks;
You are my God, and I will exalt You.
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever.


He Never Lets You Down

Oh, how true this is! My life is only partially lived - yet He has been faithful to me in so many ways! God has blessed me beyond what I thought I had wanted. He has taken me through some valleys. He has been there through the little things - how much more will He give when I need it as I go through the big things? His grace is enough - it is always enough. His strength is available, however much we need at the time. Praise God that (if you have surrendered your life to Him) He truly will never let YOU down!

Here's the story I'll tell my friends when they come to worship,
and punctuate it with Hallelujahs;
Shout Hallelujah, you God-worshipers;
give glory, you sons of Jacob;
adore Him, you daughters of Israel.
He has never let you down,
never looked the other way
when you were being kicked around.
He has never wandered off to do His own thing;
He has been right there, listening.
Psalm 22:22-24 The Message

He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3 NKJV

Your thoughts - how rare, how beautiful!
God, I'll never comprehend them!
I couldn't even begin to count them
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh let me rise in the morning and live always with You!
Psalm 139:17-18 The Message

Worship the Lord

The Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
In His hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to Him.
The sea is His, for He made it,
and His hands formed the dry land.
Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker,
for He is our God
and we are the people of His pasture,
and the flock under His care.
Pslam 95:3-7 NIV

Exalt the Lord our God,
And worship at His footstool -
He is holy.
Psalm 99:5 NKJV

I Will worship toward Your holy temple,
And praise Your name
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
In the day when I cried out, You answered me,
And made me bold with strength in my soul.
Psalm 138:2-3

Just the fact that we are the created should make us bow before God, the Creator. Who do I think I am? I cannot create life (out of nothing). I cannot create things (out of nothing). It is our duty, every time our minds start to worry, stress, become bitter, we should bow before Him who answers us. He has given us life, truth, and lovingkindness. Why would we not want to praise Him?!


I Lift Up My Soul

To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, I trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed;
Let not my enemies triumph over me.
Indeed, let no one who waits on you be ashamed;
Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all day.
Psalm 25:1-5 NKJV

You're my place of quiet retreat;
I wait for Your Word to renew me...
I lovingly embrace everything You say.
Psalm 119:114, 119 (the message)

When life is beating hard on me; when friends disappoint; when the money just isn't there; when the tiredness never leaves; when the pain is constant - I will lift it up to the Lord.

How can those things hurt me when the Lord has my heart and soul? I am always protected. He cares about the needs of my soul. And I can lift up my needs to Him. He is my quiet retreat. Waiting is hard - but He is worth the wait. He will never make me wait too long.


He'll Carry Your Load

Lord, my load is heavy. Not as heavy as the Saints in the past. Paul and Silas in the prison; missionaries suffering overseas - all do so with a song in their hearts. I look at their burdens - and my load is easy. Yet, I am in need of You to help me carry it. You know what my heart desires and what I am struggling to do. Thank You Lord that You do not ask too much of me. You do not ask what You won't help me do. Thank you. Amen.