_ 07-29-14 Psalms 3

Though we may have afflictions that try to keep us from moving forward, we can get strength from the Word and promises of God. I talk with many people that have the attitude that everyone is against them and nothing in life is going right for them. Again I say, we can get strength from the Word and promises of God. Here is a Psalm for us today, but first we pray.

Today’s Prayer

Father, when we find ourselves in serious opposition to another’s thinking, be it a spouse, a relative, companions at work or church, friends or others, help us to realize that You do not want us to give up our convictions when they are in accordance with Your Word. Rather You do expect us to show “Christian love” kindness, friendliness, and understanding. However, You expect us to make the first move toward reconciliation! You want us to do what we can to restore broken relationships! Help us to do this, Lord. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Psalm 50

 A psalm of Asaph.

The Lord, the Mighty One, is God, and he has spoken;
he has summoned all humanity from where the sun rises to where it sets.
From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance.
Our God approaches, and he is not silent. Fire devours everything in his way,
  and a great storm rages around him.
He calls on the heavens above and earth below to witness the judgment of his people.
“Bring my faithful people to me— those who made a covenant with me by giving sacrifices.”
Then let the heavens proclaim his justice,  for God himself will be the judge. 


“O my people, listen as I speak.  Here are my charges against you, O Israel:
    I am God, your God!
I have no complaint about your sacrifices  or the burnt offerings you constantly offer.
But I do not need the bulls from your barns or the goats from your pens.
10 For all the animals of the forest are mine,  and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know every bird on the mountains,  and all the animals of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for all the world is mine and everything in it.
13 Do I eat the meat of bulls? Do I drink the blood of goats?
14 Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.
15 Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”

16 But God says to the wicked: “Why bother reciting my decrees and pretending to obey my covenant?
17 For you refuse my discipline and treat my words like trash.
18 When you see thieves, you approve of them, and you spend your time with adulterers.
19 Your mouth is filled with wickedness, and your tongue is full of lies.
20 You sit around and slander your brother— your own mother’s son.
21 While you did all this, I remained silent, and you thought I didn’t care. But now I will rebuke you, listing all my charges against you.
22 Repent, all of you who forget me, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you.
23 But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”

Quote of the Day

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back. Send this to all of your friends to let them know that you are thinking of them. Don’t be afraid that your life will end,  be afraid that it will never begin. ~anonymous~





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

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