Sing to the Lord a new song!

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Psalm 149 (ESV)

Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
    his praise in the assembly of the godly!
Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
    let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
Let them praise his name with dancing,
    making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
    he adorns the humble with salvation.
Let the godly exult in glory;
    let them sing for joy on their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their throats
    and two-edged swords in their hands,
to execute vengeance on the nations
    and punishments on the peoples,
to bind their kings with chains
    and their nobles with fetters of iron,
to execute on them the judgment written!
    This is honor for all his godly ones.
Praise the Lord!

Psalm 149.1

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Bless the Name of the Lord!

Psalm 34.1a“…God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and might forever. Amen.”
1 Timothy 6:15b-16

We have so many reasons to give the One True and Living God praise, honor, and glory – to bow before Him in worship! He has so lovingly and graciously reveals Himself in His Word! We don’t have to read too long and there He is! As I read the verse above in my devotions, I was blessed to behold His beauty, His power, His majesty, His greatness! How Great is our God!

I am Jesus

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:9-18
In Jesus’ Name,
Amen

Jesus

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Hope for today: Praise the Lord!

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Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord.
Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised. Psalm 113:1-3

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Psalm 71…so full of praise and encouragement

Psalm 71.14

Psalm 71 is just so sweet, like honey from the honeycomb…so much praise and exaltation to the Almighty, Sovereign, Creator God! Surely, the Holy Word brings light, life, hope and expectation.

In You, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame.
In Your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
    turn Your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge,
    to which I can always go;
give the command to save me,
    for You are my rock and my fortress.
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
    from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.

For You have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
    my confidence since my youth.
From birth I have relied on You;
    You brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
    I will ever praise you.
I have become a sign to many;
    You are my strong refuge.
My mouth is filled with Your praise,
    declaring Your splendor all day long.

Do not cast me away when I am old;
    do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
10 For my enemies speak against me;
    those who wait to kill me conspire together.
11 They say, “God has forsaken him;
    pursue him and seize him,
    for no one will rescue him.”
12 Do not be far from me, my God;
    come quickly, God, to help me.
13 May my accusers perish in shame;
    may those who want to harm me
    be covered with scorn and disgrace.

14 As for me, I will always have hope;
    I will praise You more and more.

15 My mouth will tell of Your righteous deeds,
    of Your saving acts all day long—
    though I know not how to relate them all.
16 I will come and proclaim Your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
    I will proclaim Your righteous deeds, Yours alone.
17 Since my youth, God, You have taught me,
    and to this day I declare Your marvelous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and gray,
    do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare Your power to the next generation,
    Your mighty acts to all who are to come.

19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
    You who have done great things.
    Who is like You, God?
20 Though You have made me see troubles,
    many and bitter,
    You will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
    You will again bring me up.
21 You will increase my honor
    and comfort me once more.

22 I will praise You with the harp
    for Your faithfulness, my God;
I will sing praise to You with the lyre,
    Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will shout for joy
    when I sing praise to You—
    I whom You have delivered.
24 My tongue will tell of Your righteous acts
    all day long,
for those who wanted to harm me
    have been put to shame and confusion. Psalm 71

Psalm 71.23

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Jesus, what a beautiful Name it is!

Matthew 1.21

50 Names and Titles of Jesus:

1.  Almighty One  “…who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Rev. 1:8

2.  Alpha and Omega – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Rev. 22:13

4.  Author and Perfecter of Our Faith – “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Heb. 12:2

5.  Authority – “Jesus said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Matt. 28:18

6.  Bread of Life – “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’” John 6:35

7.  Beloved Son of God – “And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matt. 3:17

8.  Bridegroom – “And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.” Matt. 9:15

9.  Chief Cornerstone – “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone.” Ps. 118:22

10. Deliverer – “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” 1 Thess.1:10

11. Faithful and True – “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.” Rev.19:11

12. Good Shepherd  “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11

13. Great High Priest – “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” Heb. 4:14

14. Head of the Church – “And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church.” Eph. 1:22

15. Holy Servant – “…and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.” Acts 4:29-30

16. I Am – “Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” John 8:58

17. Immanuel – “…She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God with us.’” Is. 7:14

18. Indescribable Gift – “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.” 2 Cor. 9:15

19. Judge – “…he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.” Acts 10:42

20. King of Kings – “These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.” Rev. 17:14

21. Lamb of God – “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29

22. Light of the World – “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

23. Lion of the Tribe of Judah – “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” Rev. 5:5

24. Lord of All – “For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phil. 2:9-11

25. Mediator – “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Tim. 2:5

26. Messiah – “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).” John 1:41

27. Mighty One  “Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” Is. 60:16

28. One Who Sets Free – “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”  John 8:36

29. Our Hope – “…Christ Jesus our hope.” 1 Tim. 1:1

30. Peace – “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,” Eph. 2:14

31. Prophet – “And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” Mark 6:4

32. Redeemer – “And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” Job 19:25

33. Risen Lord – “…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” 1 Cor. 15:3-4

34. Rock – “For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ.” 1 Cor. 10:4

35. Sacrifice for Our Sins  “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

36. Savior – “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11

37. Son of Man – “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

38. Son of the Most High – “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.” Luke 1:32

39. Supreme Creator Over All – “By Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities– all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.…” Colossians 1:16-17

40. Resurrection and the Life – “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25

41. The Door – “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9

42. The Way – “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

43. The Word – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

44. True Vine – “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.” John 15:1

45. Truth – “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

46. Victorious One – “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Rev. 3:21

47. – 50. Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace – “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Is. 9:6

All this…and so much more.

He alone is worthy.

Jesus.

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Hope for today: lifted, healed, and praising

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1 I will exalt You, LORD, for You lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 LORD my God, I called to You for help, and You healed me.
3 You, LORD, brought me up from the realm of the dead; You spared me from going down to the pit.
4 Sing the praises of the LORD, you His faithful people; praise His holy name.
5 For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

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Wisdom Wednesday

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Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may
become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped
and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars
in the sky
 as you hold firmly to the word of life. Philippians 2:14-16a

The testimony of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot has been a blessing to the glory of God in many lives. It is one of God’s amazing love and grace to grant man hearts of forgiveness and unconditional love. Elisabeth was born in Belgium to missionary parents. She met Jim Elliot at Wheaton College and both went to Ecuador as young missionaries, fell in love, and married. Jim and 4 other missionaries sensed a call to share the Gospel with the Aucas, an unreached people group in the eastern Ecuadorian jungles.

What began as a friendly encounter became tragic when Jim and his group were speared to death due a lack of understanding by the Aucas people. Absolute amazingly, Elisabeth and the other widows remained in Ecuador and continued the ministry and work their husbands began, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Elisabeth stayed with the Aucas for two years after her husband’s death and the village was transformed.

The Lord brought Elisabeth to my heart recently. I was reminded of how powerfully the Lord spoke through her to others…so today, I share some quotes on Wisdom Wednesday. It is an encouragement to be faithful and grow not weary in well doing. God is able to use our lives even when we have departed to live with Him in glory! How amazing is that…be encouraged and “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).”

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Faithfulness

Elliot

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God's mercies

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Refuse self-pity

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The secretThy will

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
    you make my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
    even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:5-8

Galatians 6.2

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Praise the Lord!

Psalm 148

Psalm 148

Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
    and you waters above the skies.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for at his command they were created,
and he established them for ever and ever—
    he issued a decree that will never pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
    you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
    stormy winds that do his bidding,
you mountains and all hills,
    fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
    small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations,
    you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
    old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for his name alone is exalted;
    his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,
    the praise of all his faithful servants,
    of Israel, the people close to his heart.

Praise the Lord.

Psalm 148.13

 

 

Hope for today: Glory in His Holy name

HopeOh, give thanks to the Lord!

Call upon His name;

Make known His deeds among the peoples!

Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;

Talk of all His wondrous works!

10 Glory in His holy name;

Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!

1 Chronicles 16:8-10

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Hope for today: peace that transcends

Hope

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

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