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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Praise moments...

There are times as Christian believers where we need to take time out to just praise God. Today's blog is short and to the point, being that we need to give God thanks for our blessings, our forgiveness, our leaders, ministers, pastors and laity. Today I encourage you to focus on prayer and praise, just give it up to God for being God.

The scripture for reflection comes from one of the Wisdom books, the book of Psalms.

Psalms 99

1The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble!
He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! 2The Lord is great in Zion;
he is exalted over all the peoples. 3Let them praise your great and awesome name.
Holy is he! 4Mighty King, lover of justice,
you have established equity; you have executed justice
and righteousness in Jacob. 5Extol the Lord our God;
worship at his footstool.
Holy is he!

6Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
Samuel also was among those who called on his name.
They cried to the Lord, and he answered them. 7He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;
they kept his decrees,
and the statutes that he gave them.

8O Lord our God, you answered them;
you were a forgiving God to them,
but an avenger of their wrongdoings. 9Extol the Lord our God,
and worship at his holy mountain;
for the Lord our God is holy.

God is good all the time, so lets include praise in our daily routine all the time.
Don't forget to pray for our political leaders, economic situations and upcoming elections.
Until tomorrow, be well- Pastor J.


Kim said...

It is so true that we learn from the youth. In dance rehearsal yesterday, we reflected on a few scriptures about Praise (Song: "Shabach") and one of the young guys said that he even praises God when his report card isn't good. So, in other words, he praises God in the good AND the bad. I thought that was great, especially when we can have difficulty praising God when we're not doing so well (e.g. the economy is in a horrible state). Although he might get in trouble for not having better grades, he still gave God praise.

God Is... said...

I totally agree, and thank you for your comment.