Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)



Thursday, September 3, 2009

But the Lord...........

**"But the LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth." Psalm 11:4**

"But the Lord" is a powerful phrase. The word "but" is a conjunction and used in this sentence it means "contrary to." (can you tell I spent time helping one of my boys with English homework recently? hehehee... I sound all smart now. ) Contrary to what though? In the verses of Psalm 11, David proclaims how he trusts the Lord for his protection. He followed his proclamation with the details of how the wicked are preparing their weapons for attack against him. Then he belts out the transition statement of power: But the Lord........

Maybe you feel like King David. You have been surrounded by the Lord's protection in the past. You have marveled at His work in your life, however, in this present season of life you feel as if the enemy is stocking his armory against you. It seems Satan spends his days sharpening the arrows and stringing his bow.

Regardless of his current circumstances, David could be assured of two certainties: the Lord is in His Holy Temple and the Lord still rules from heaven. Oh, the peace this must have given King David. God is constant.

This statement of power can fill you and help you look at your life through a different set of eyes. In the midst of downsizing or divorce, buyouts or payoffs, layoffs or let downs, illness, disappointments and despair, we can count on the same two certainties as the great King David. We can put our faith in the certainty that the Lord is in His Holy Temple and the Lord still rules from heaven. Oh, the peace this can bring to us. Rest in the peace this statement of power offers and don't look back.

hugs.......
love.......
blessings..........
.::Tam::.

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Please Pray for Michael. He has been home for two days now with a cold! Most of you all know.. this is the LAST thing Michael needs right now!!!
Thank you so much!


**But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God. Psalm 146:5 **

1 comment:

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