Count It All Joy

It has been awhile since you have heard from me…  a lot has been happening…. Things were getting to stressful for me and it was making me sick, literally.  So I stepped back a bit and looked at my life.  One thing I discovered, I needed to clean up my food.  I am gluten free – so I eat pretty clean, but all of the GF processed foods were not helping.  I also was looking…

"Count It All Joy"

Psalm 3 – Save Me

Psalm 3:5-8 5 I lay down and slept;     I woke again, for the Lord sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people     who have set themselves against me all around. 7 Arise, O Lord!     Save me, O my God! For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;     you break the teeth of the wicked. 8 Salvation belongs to the Lord;     your blessing be on your people! Selah Let’s think about verse 5 –…

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Psalm 3 – My Shield

Psalm 3:1-4 1 O Lord, how many are my foes!     Many are rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul,     “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,     my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 I cried aloud to the Lord,     and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah I am so thankful for the Psalms!  David had a way with words…

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Psalm 2 – Be Warned

Psalm 2 1 Why do the nations rage  and the peoples plot in vain? … 2 against the Lord and against his Anointed … 4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. … 6 “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.” …  8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.  9 You shall break[b] them with a rod of…

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Psalm 1 – Reality Check

Psalm 1:4-6  4 The wicked are not so,     but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,     nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; 6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,     but the way of the wicked will perish. It has been almost a month since I have been able to post.  We were attacked by spammers, so we did a clean install of…

"Psalm 1 – Reality Check"

Psalm 1 – Living Water

Psalm 1:3 He is like a tree     planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season,     and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The other day we looked at the 1st 2 verses of Psalm 1.  This 3rd verse is the result of being in the Word daily.  A tree that is planted by a stream of water is very healthy – it will have the…

"Psalm 1 – Living Water"

Blessed

Psalm 1:1-2 ESV 1 Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. I love the Psalms.  For many years, I read in the Psalms daily and would use it to Praise God.  It is so full of God’s…

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Perfect Love

1 John 4:14-20 ESV 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this…

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God Is Love

1 John 4:7-13 ESV 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved…

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God's Love Is Steadfast

Matthew 22:34-4034 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like…

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