Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates - - so that your children will remember!!
Jeremiah 30:2 Thus the LORD God of Israel, says, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
Monday, June 20, 2016
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A Peace that Goes Beyond Understanding
Be Still my Soul, and Know
that He is God!
I was awakened the other
morning hearing the angels sing - - Not with my "ears" but in my
spirit I heard repeated over and over again - -
'Be still O' my soul, and
know that He is God!Be still O' my
soul, and know that He lives within my heart.'
Not being a song writer and
not much of a singer either, this was a new experience for me. I rejoiced as
the anthem rolled and flowed over my spirit.
As a child I remember asking
my mother, “Why does our church spend so much time praising God?”She replied, “When we get to heaven we will
do a good deal of praising, so we might as well get in practice now by
worshiping the Lord with our mouth.”
I can imagine the angel choir
singing praises to God, and one day we will join with them in song when we
reach heaven.However Mother’s
suggestion is a good one, begin NOW to get in practice with your praise.
Through out the day I
discover my lips saying, “Thank you Jesus.” I am reminded of the verse, “Bless
the Lord O’ my soul, and forget not all His benefits.”
There are many reasons to Praise God!First and foremost we are grateful that God
sent His only begotten son Jesus to die for us so that we might be saved from
We praise Jesus for being willing to leave heaven’s glory, to lay down
his life, and to become the supreme sacrifice so that we might inherit eternal
We give thanks to the Holy Spirit for filling us, and coming
along side us to be our guide comforter, and teacher.
On the earthly and material
level we then give thanks for everything and anything that brings us pleasure
and joy, and for which we can be grateful.
List making is not my forte
and never has been, (except for an occasional grocery list) but there are many
who join with Ann Voskamptaking their Inventory of One Thousand
Giftsto be thankful for.Her book by that name has been a best seller
and also has been translated into six languages.Amazing isn’t it?
Ann’s record taking is of
simple things that most of us overlook.Might we begin to be thankful for a delicate flower in the path, a smile
or a giggle from a child, or an unexpected hug from a friend?
In our hurry and scurry to
get things done and finish the tasks that we have put on our “To Do list,” may
we somewhere in that rush - - STOP and take time to BE STILL and reflect on
God, and give Him the praise that is due Him.
'Be still Oh' my soul, and
know that He is God!
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