BIG PRAISE 05-24-20

Today like everyday we should be praising the Lord for his mercy and grace. As I was thinking of a way to properly praise Him I was drawn to a song of praise that David sang to God in 2 Samuel. We will feast on a portion of that song today. My hope is that you see your own praise somewhere in this song.

Today’s Prayer

Father, it’s hard to face temptation and not give in; it’s hard to try to serve You without running ahead, neglecting to seek Your will. It’s difficult to “bear fruit” * without staying attached to the vine, and You have said that Jesus is the Vine. Help us learn soon that we can’t be an effective Christian just by our own will power. We need Your strength, Your love, and the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit in our life. Forgive us for being weak, or lazy, or too blind, too proud, too set in our ways, too independent to see that! In the matchless name of Jesus we pray and give thanks, Amen.

Let’s eat.

David’s Song of Praise

2 Samuel 22:1-22

David sang this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul. He sang:

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence. I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies. “The waves of death overwhelmed me; floods of destruction swept over me. The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path. But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I cried to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry reached his ears. “Then the earth quaked and trembled. The foundations of the heavens shook; they quaked because of his anger. Smoke poured from his nostrils; fierce flames leaped from his mouth. Glowing coals blazed forth from him. He opened the heavens and came down; dark storm clouds were beneath his feet. Mounted on a mighty angelic being, he flew, soaring on the wings of the wind. He shrouded himself in darkness, veiling his approach with dense rain clouds. A great brightness shone around him, and burning coals blazed forth. The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded. He shot arrows and scattered his enemies; his lightning flashed, and they were confused. Then at the command of the Lord, at the blast of his breath, the bottom of the sea could be seen, and the foundations of the earth were laid bare. “He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me. They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress, but the Lord supported me. He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me. The Lord rewarded me for doing right; he restored me because of my innocence. For I have kept the ways of the Lord; I have not turned from my God to follow evil.

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One of the marks of spiritual maturity is the quiet confidence that God is in control – without the need to understand why He does what He does.






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Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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