06-04-2012 – Psalms 34:4 I Sought The Lord

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I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalms 34:4

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Verse For Thought:

If You Want It Bad EnoughHow often have you sought the Lord for something? I don’t mean just ask God for it then forget about it. But actually pursue after God until he here’s you and answers you.

Most of us ask a few times and when no answer is given then we move on to something else. With that type of attitude you will get few answers. Being busy is not an excuse to stop short.

God wants you to seek him when it’s easy and when it’s hard. He want’s to see you put forth an effort. If you want it bad enough and if you are serious about it then you will do whatever it takes.

That is what God wants to see.

Are you willing to put forth the effort, do the hard work, and do what ever it takes to get answers from God?

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Prayer Request June 3-9 2012 – Praying Always

Date: Sunday June 3, 2012 – Saturday June 9, 2012

Prayer Verse:

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Ephesians 6:18

Prayer Thought:

As I was researching this topic I found this sermon “Pray Without Ceasing” by Charles Spurgeon

Now, how often do most people pray? I believe they only pray when they need something from God. When they do not need anything then they forget about him.

When do you pray to God?

Pray always means that you can pray anytime and pray anywhere. Since it’s always a good time to pray and everywhere is a good place to pray then that rules out your excuses about not having enough time to pray or having no place to pray.

So it’s always a good time to pray.

Why should you pray?

You should always:

  • ask and receive
  • thank
  • praise and
  • exalt God.

Do you pray to God always?

My Prayer For You:

Dear God,

As I’m doing right now praying to you it can be a touchy subject sometimes for some people but asking you for things is necessary. So I ask you to help people to understand that they need your help and that you’re on call 24 hours a day waiting for their request to help in any way.

Touch hearts, minds, and souls with your love, mercy, and grace. Answer each request according to your will and way.

We’ll thank you, praise you, and give you all the honor and glory for what you do.

In Jesus name we ask and pray. Amen.

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Thank you. Always pray one for another.

06-03-2012 – Psalms 34:3 Exalt His Name Together

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O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
Psalms 34:3

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Verse For Thought:

Let us consider the phrase “let us exalt his name together.” This is a very powerful truth with a very powerful message.

When one tells others about the Lord progress is being made a little at a time to tell the whole world. But when a group of people band together proclaiming the name of Jesus then a lot of progress is being made at one time.

That is why God wants you to tell as many people about him that you can. Then they will tell others. God is no secret and if you think he is then let the secret out.

You see how just by word of mouth the Lord gets exalted. Not only by one person but by multiple people. Sometimes it’s being done at the same time.

Your Thoughts:

Are you telling others about how good God is?

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06-02-2012 – Psalms 34:3 O Magnify The Lord

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O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
Psalms 34:3

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Verse For Thought:

Maginfy The LordWhen you use a magnifying glass to look at something it increases the size of it. So that it can be seen better.

Some people have never heard about God. Others only know a little about God. The rest know a lot about him.

The Lord needs to be magnified through the bible, praise, singing, worshiping, witnessing, and visitation so that people will know that God is real and alive.

There are enough people giving him a bad name. It’s time for more people to give him a good name.

Your Thoughts:

How do represent God? How often do you magnify God?

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06-01-2012 – Psalms 34:1 Praise The Lord Continually

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I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalms 34:1

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Verse For Thought:

Praise The LordThink about these words carefully, “his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

Pause! Stop! Really think about this right now before you continue to read the rest of this article.

Now that you’ve thought about it I want to present 3 points for you to consider.

1. Time spent with God is precious. Don’t dread allowing God to enter into your mind and sharing with others what he has done for you. He did it once, he did it twice, he’ll do it again, and again, and again. He loves for you to thank him for what he has done and to share it with others.

2. Time spent with God is reasonable. Sometimes we over think things taking them to the extreme. Not considering the outcome or effect. What we do and think God knows about it.  So that means what we don’t do and think God knows about to. Be responsible and thoughtful and think about God.

3. Time spent with God is essential. This is very important whether you realize it or not. God has valuable lesson to teach you giving you valuable knowledge. Being a stagnated christian is useless. He wants you to be active and useful making good use of your time.

Praise the Lord!

Your Thoughts:

How often do you praise the Lord?

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05-31-2012 – Psalms 34:1 I Will Bless the Lord

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I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalms 34:1

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Verse For Thought:

I Will Bless The LordI will give honor and glory to God all the time.

Why do so many people think that the only time to praise the Lord is in church? Because it’s not true. David said he would “bless the LORD at all times.”

I’m pretty sure that he did not stay at church 24 hours a day. He had other obligations that occupied his time. But he made it a point to always remember God.

With hectic schedules that preoccupy our minds it’s easy for several days to to go by and never thinking about God. This is a real shame considering what he did for us.

Why not rethink how a day in our life is spent. By putting the Lord right smack dab in the middle of what is done.

Could that be the reason why so many people have bad days? Stop leaving God out.

Your Thoughts:

How often do you put God in the middle of your daily activities?

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05-30-2012 – Psalms 32:7 Selah

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Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
Selah.
Psalms 32:7

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Verse For Thought:

SelahThroughout the book of psalms you’ll find the word selah mentioned several times. It is a musical direction which means to pause or to raise the voice. How does this apply to our christian walk with God?

1. Pause to get directions. Men are the worlds worst about getting lost, does not want to admit it, and refuses to stop to get directions. Did you know that many christian’s are the same way. They are like the energizer bunny that keeps going and going and going.

The problem is not the keeps going part but the keeps going in the wrong direction. Most of the time when you’re lost you are going in the wrong direction and know it.

It’s time that we pause and ask for directions. Make sure you ask someone who knows what they are talking about. If not you are still lost.

Ask God for directions. The bible will point you in the right direction.

2. Pause to listen. When you ask for directions and do not pay attention then you will still be going in the wrong direction. I’ve given directions to people before and watched when they left to see what direction they went and believe it or not they turned the opposite way that I had told them.

So make sure that you listen carefully and understand the correct way to go. If you don’t understand then ask questions or ask someone else until you fully understand. Being lost is a scary feeling.

So don’t be afraid to ask for directions and listen carefully in order to get back on the right track.

Your Thoughts:

Do you ask for directions as soon as you know that you are lost or do you wait?

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05-29-2012 – Psalms 32:7 Thou Shalt Compass Me About With Songs Of Deliverance

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Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
Selah.
Psalms 32:7

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Verse For Thought:

During troubled times that we all go through from time to time allows discouragement and depression to set in. If something is not done about it then the end results could be devastating. This is not what we want.

That is why God will surround us with words of encouragement. These words will come from different sources like family, friends, books, bible, songs, and the list continues.

They will comfort, console, and cheer us up. You may be disappointed at first because it may appear to be landing on deaf ears. But fret not it’s doing some real good even if we don’t realize it.

Your Thoughts:

How often does God come through for you surrounding you with words of encourage from unimaginable places?

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Happy Memorial Day

United States of America FlagWe remember the soldiers that have died serving, honoring, and defending our great country the Untied States of America. We thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and we will continue to pray for your families.

The memory of the just is blessed. Proverbs 10:7

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay his life for his friends. John 15:13

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Psalms 34:18

God bless each of you and your families!

Happy Memorial Day!

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05-28-2012 – 1 Corinthians 16:13 Be Strong

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Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13

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Verse For Thought:

Memorial Day is when the United States remembers the soldiers that died while serving in the military service. As I thought about this subject and then decided to do some research. This is what I found.

When in a war zone…

1. A soldier is always on watch. Looking around checking out their surrounding for enemy attacks.

2. A soldier stands fast. They take a firm stand where nothing will move them from there position until they are relieved.

3. A soldier is courageous. They are filled with courage. Instead of running away from danger they run toward it.

4. A soldier is strong. It takes a man or woman that is mentally and physically strong to do what they are trained to do. Also, they have to have a strong will and spirit.

You see this type of soldier whether they are in the US military services or serving God have to have these qualities.

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