Mid Afternoon Meditation 11-12-18

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For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
    the afflicted who have no one to help.
13 He will take pity on the weak and the needy
    and save the needy from death.
14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence,
    for precious is their blood in his sight.

15 Long may he live!
    May gold from Sheba be given him.
May people ever pray for him
    and bless him all day long.
16 May grain abound throughout the land;
    on the tops of the hills may it sway.
May the crops flourish like Lebanon
    and thrive[c] like the grass of the field.
17 May his name endure forever;
    may it continue as long as the sun.

Then all nations will be blessed through him,[d]
    and they will call him blessed.

18 Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
    who alone does marvelous deeds.
19 Praise be to his glorious name forever;
    may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and Amen.

20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse. Psalm 72: 12-20

What does it mean to have an enduring name?

Mid Afternoon Meditation 11-8-18

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For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
    the afflicted who have no one to help.
13 He will take pity on the weak and the needy
    and save the needy from death.
14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence,
    for precious is their blood in his sight.

15 Long may he live!
    May gold from Sheba be given him.
May people ever pray for him
    and bless him all day long.
16 May grain abound throughout the land;
    on the tops of the hills may it sway.
May the crops flourish like Lebanon
    and thrive[c] like the grass of the field.
17 May his name endure forever;
    may it continue as long as the sun.

Then all nations will be blessed through him,[d]
    and they will call him blessed.

18 Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
    who alone does marvelous deeds.
19 Praise be to his glorious name forever;
    may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and Amen.

20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse. Psalm 72: 12-20

How does God rescue people from death?

Morning Direction From Scripture 10-24-18

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May he endure[a] as long as the sun,
    as long as the moon, through all generations.
May he be like rain falling on a mown field,
    like showers watering the earth.
In his days may the righteous flourish
    and prosperity abound till the moon is no more. Psalm 72: 5-7

What does it mean to you that God (as the ultimate king) is enduring?

Share Your World 10-22-18

It is time to SHARE MY WORLD AGAIN AND THEN TO CHECK OUT ALL THE OTHER SHARERS IN THE WORLD BY CLICKING HERE.

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Share you world is a challenge in which our hostess Melanie asks some questions and in answering them we, her contributors, Share Our Worlds!

Here are the weekly questions:

QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK:

Name two books that have influenced you and share how.  (Credit for this question goes to Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith.   She asked for TEN books, in her challenge, so the SYW folks got off a bit easy..) 

The most influential book I have ever read is The Bible. This book took me off the path of the New Age and put me on the pathway of eternal life with Jesus.

The second most influential book is a really hard choice. Maybe Seven Habits for Highly Effective People by Steven Covey…Maybe Visioneering by Andy Stanley…It might even have been a genre, comic books which gave me my love for reading in the first place.


In your opinion, where is the line between art and not art? 

In my mind real art influences and inspires people. If it doesn’t influence, if it doesn’t inspire then it probably isn’t art, but only probably. It is art after all, there are no hard and fast rules.


Trivia for Halloween:   What item is banned only during Halloween from 12am October 31st to 12pm November 1st in Hollywood California?   (I know the answer, but I do not have any idea WHY)..c’mon…hazard a guess!  

Silly String? Really?!?  I Googled it. The truth is, I get it. My youth group once silly stringed my home. Did you know silly string once it dries peels the paint off of anything it is touching when you remove it? It can take the paint off of…cars…front porches….kids toys…swimming pools… yes anything!


What is something that really annoys you but doesn’t bother most people?                       Most people like my singing voice. Honestly though my voice kind of bugs me. I would like to listen to myself and really enjoy what I am hearing. Generally I don’t so I try to limit how much I listen to myself. 


Instead of our usual gratitude question, I’m posing this one for this week:

What or who in your life brings you the most joy?

Prayer is my joy center.

Morning Direction From Scripture 10-21-18

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Endow the king with your justice, O God,
    the royal son with your righteousness.
May he judge your people in righteousness,
    your afflicted ones with justice.

May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,
    the hills the fruit of righteousness.
May he defend the afflicted among the people
    and save the children of the needy;
    may he crush the oppressor.

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How is God leading you to pray for our leaders?