Morning Meditation 12-11-19

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
    with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
    through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
    that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
    I have sworn to David my servant,
‘I will establish your line forever
    and make your throne firm through all generations.   Psalm 89:1-4

Think about God has established David’s throne forever. What does this say about the nature of prophecy?

Share Your World 12-9-2019

IT IS TIME TO SHARE MY WORLD WITH MELANIE AGAIN!

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This is the challenge where Melanie asks questions and in answering her we all share our worlds.

Here are her weekly questions and my answers. When you have finished reading my responses click the link in the opening line and check out Melanie’s site for more sharing posts.

QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK 12-9-19:

What is truth? (Credit to Ursula https://anupturnedsoul.wordpress.com/2019/12/05/which-side-of-the-mirror-are-you-on/Jesus said “I am the way, THE TRUTH, and the life.” John 14

What’s one thing people would never know about you just by looking at you?  There is not much you can tell just by lookng at a person. Here are a few things people would never know just by looking at me: I am a minister, I play the piano, the flute and I sing, I have a sister, a son, two daughters and a grand daughter.

Do loud noises bother you? It depends on the loud noise. I am bothered by loud obnoxious people even though I am occasionally one of them,  but I love loud music.

If you were guaranteed the correct answer to just one question, what would you ask? Where do all the threads lead?


GRATITUDE IS AN ATTITUDE

 

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What fills YOUR heart with joy? The movement of God upon the Earth.

Mid Afternoon Meditation 11-27-19

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
    with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
    through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
    that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
    I have sworn to David my servant,
‘I will establish your line forever
    and make your throne firm through all generations.   Psalm 89:1-4

Describe the firm love and faithfulness of God.

Mid Afternoon Meditation 11-23-19

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You have put me in the lowest pit,
    in the darkest depths.
Your wrath lies heavily on me;
    you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.[d]
You have taken from me my closest friends
    and have made me repulsive to them.
I am confined and cannot escape;
    my eyes are dim with grief.

I call to you, Lord, every day;
    I spread out my hands to you.
10 Do you show your wonders to the dead?
    Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
11 Is your love declared in the grave,
    your faithfulness in Destruction[e]?
12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness,
    or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?

13 But I cry to you for help, Lord;
    in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Why, Lord, do you reject me
    and hide your face from me?

15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death;
    I have borne your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your wrath has swept over me;
    your terrors have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood;
    they have completely engulfed me. 
18 You have taken from me friend and neighbor—
    darkness is my closest friend. Psalm 88: 6-18

Is there a difference between the type of prayer David outlines in verse 9 and normal everyday prayer?

Morning Direction from Scripture 11-21-19

You have put me in the lowest pit,
    in the darkest depths.
Your wrath lies heavily on me;
    you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.[d]
You have taken from me my closest friends
    and have made me repulsive to them.
I am confined and cannot escape;
    my eyes are dim with grief.

I call to you, Lord, every day;
    I spread out my hands to you.
10 Do you show your wonders to the dead?
    Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
11 Is your love declared in the grave,
    your faithfulness in Destruction[e]?
12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness,
    or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?

13 But I cry to you for help, Lord;
    in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Why, Lord, do you reject me
    and hide your face from me?

15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death;
    I have borne your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your wrath has swept over me;
    your terrors have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood;
    they have completely engulfed me. 
18 You have taken from me friend and neighbor—
    darkness is my closest friend. Psalm 88: 6-18

Why does God sometimes find it necessary to walk us through dark valleys?

Mid Afternoon Meditation 11-20-19

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Lord, you are the God who saves me;
    day and night I cry out to you.
May my prayer come before you;
    turn your ear to my cry.

I am overwhelmed with troubles
    and my life draws near to death.
I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
    I am like one without strength.
I am set apart with the dead,
    like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
    who are cut off from your care. Psalm 88: 1-5

What things make you feel powerless? What things make you feel powerful?

Morning Direction from Scripture 11-14-19

Glorious things are said of you,
    city of God:[a]
“I will record Rahab[b] and Babylon
    among those who acknowledge me—
Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush[c]
    and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’”[d]
Indeed, of Zion it will be said,
    “This one and that one were born in her,
    and the Most High himself will establish her.”
The Lord will write in the register of the peoples:
    “This one was born in Zion.” Psalm 87:3-6

What are some of your best thoughts about Heaven?