Saturday, July 15, 2017

"REJOICE!" - 07/15/17 - Psalms 96-102

"Sing to The LORD a new song,
for He has done marvelous things;
His right hand and His Holy arm have worked salvation for Him.

The LORD has made His salvation known and revealed His righteousness to the nations.

He has remembered His love and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Shout for joy to The LORD,

all the earth,

burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to The LORD
with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn--
 shout for joy before The LORD,

The King.

Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy; 
let them sing before The LORD,

for He comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.(98)

When it rains, I can hear the rain hitting the tin roof and wonder does His Word seep into my all?
I can hear the birds outside, singing nonstop and wonder does my heart sing also?

Everywhere I look, I can see the grandness of His nature and wonder do my eyes take for granted all He gives?

I can feel the elements of nature, all under His control, and wonder do I Trust in His control of my life? 

I can look back and see the places where He has brought me through and wonder how is my faith for days ahead.

I can watch the hands on the clock ticking by and wonder if I am utilizing each moment for His glory.
If I am living for Him and not self.

I can see the beauty in the faces of those He has placed into my heart and life and wonder if I take them for granted.  Or do I fill my days caught up in the "to do list" of life and not the lives of those about me.

We can read this psalm and wonder, "is my heart near to bursting in my love for Him in such a way I am unable to contain it?" 
Do we sing?  Do we dance?  Do we leap for joy?  All because we can not help our "self".  Because His love runs through the all of us? 

We need to remember we are given only one life, one moment, one second, one chance - to live as He desires.  Rejoicing.  To be so full of Him we are near to bursting.
Are we?

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