The Lord on high is mightier and more glorious than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty breakers and waves of the sea. Your testimonies are very sure; holiness [apparent in separation from sin, with simple trust and hearty obedience] is becoming to Your house, O Lord, forever. Psalm 93:4-5
I love the wording: with SIMPLE trust and HEARTY obedience! Simple trust, not questioning but trusting. And hearty obedience? What does that look like? The definition for Hearty is: Loudly, Cheerful, Vigorous, Exuberant, Uninhibited, Vivacious, Energetic .... You get the picture.......That's where I want to be in my obedience for the Lord! SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
...as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man. God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him, who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed.
So our question is: Are we READY? Do we hold Him in affectionate REVERENCE? Do we PROMPTLY OBEY Him? Are we GRATEFUL and RECOGNIZE all the benefits He has given us? These are the things we must prepare ourselves to be so that we ARE ready when He calls. SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).
It might not mean you have to die for someone else but it does mean that we die to ourselves and serve one another, and like Jesus, lay down our lives for the brothers and sisters in Christ. SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18
We cannot convince anyone to receive Christ for it is only His power that will bring the conviction and ultimately their salvation. Our job is to share the gospel, live and set the example. SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
Who shall go up into the mountain of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted himself up to falsehood or to what is false, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of salvation. Psalm 24:3-5
If we are to stand in His Holy Place we must make sure that we carry no offense, carry no anger, carry no unforgiveness, but have a pure heart and clean hands. And that can come only through the cleansing blood of Jesus! SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
Because you has set your love upon Me, therefore will I deliver you; I will set you on high, because you know and understand My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness--trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake you, no, never] Psalm 91:14
Oh how He loves you! You are His Portion and He is your prize. No, He will never forsake you, no, never! SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not Want: He leads me beside Still Waters, He restores my Soul: He leads me in the Path of Righteousness, FOR HIS NAME SAKE....Ps. 23
For His Name Sake: That's PURPOSE. The definition for PURPOSE is: The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. How exciting is that! When we call upon His Name something will be done or created or it already exists! So don't be afraid to call upon His Name knowing that He has already answered! SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not Want; He makes me to lie down in Green Pastures; He leads me beside Still Waters; He restores my Soul; He leads me in the PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS...Ps. 23
He leads me in the PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS....that's GUIDANCE!
When we are willing to put our hands into His and Trust His desire for us, then we know that wherever He guides us will be the perfect path for us! SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
.....He restores my Soul: Psalm 23
That's HEALING! Can you receive His promise of Healing? SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
...He leads me beside Still Waters: Psalm 23
THAT'S REFRESHMENT! Refreshing our spirit as we drink in His Word! SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
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