Marvelous Glorious Light

March 5, 2015

1 Peter 2:7-9 AMP
7 To you then who believe (who adhere to, trust in, and rely on Him) is the preciousness; but for those who disbelieve [it is true], The [very] Stone which the builders rejected has become the main Cornerstone,
8 And, A Stone that will cause stumbling and a Rock that will give [men] offense; they stumble because they disobey and disbelieve [God’s] Word, as those [who reject Him] were destined (appointed) to do.
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

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Ephesians 5:8-9 AMP
8 For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light].
9 For the fruit (the effect, the product) of the Light or the Spirit [consists] in every form of kindly goodness, uprightness of heart, and trueness of life.

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Praise You Lord Jesus, You have called us from darkness into Your marvelous light! Help us to show Your character in all we do and say today. Let Your light shine through us that others may be drawn to know You, Lord Jesus. Amen.

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Related:
Let Your Light Shine{prayer}

Upheld Forevermore

March 4, 2015

Psalm 63:8 AMP
8 My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.

From NetBible Ps 63:8

  • my soul follows hard[01692] = my soul clings, cleaves, pursues hard enough to overtake, pursues with determination

My favorite reason to follow hard after the Lord
==> to be in His presence with fullness of joy
Upheld by His mighty right hand forevermore!

Psalm 16:8-11 AMP
8 I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my inner self] rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety,
10 For You will not abandon me to Sheol (the place of the dead), neither will You suffer Your holy one [Holy One] to see corruption.
11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

Other good reasons to follow hard:

  • you will not be moved, He helps you stand firm -Ps16:8
  • you will find rest and safety -Ps16:9
  • you will find eternal life -Ps16:10-11
  • you will see the Lord’s power and glory -Ps 63:2
  • you will experience the Lord’s love and know it’s better than life! -Ps 63:3
  • your soul will be satisfied -Ps 63:5
  • you will experience His help and deliverance -Ps 63:7
  • your enemies will not triumph over you -Ps 63:9

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Psalm 63 AMP
1 O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.
2 So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory.
3 Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.
4 So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
5 My whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips
6 When I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches.
7 For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice.
8 My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.
9 But those who seek and demand my life to ruin and destroy it shall [themselves be destroyed and] go into the lower parts of the earth [into the underworld of the dead].
10 They shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be a prey for foxes and jackals.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God; everyone who swears by Him [that is, who binds himself by God’s authority, acknowledging His supremacy, and devoting himself to His glory and service alone; every such one] shall glory, for the mouths of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

Following Hard

March 2, 2015

Psalm 63:3 AMP
3 Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.

MSG … My lips brim praises like fountains glorifying You!

A Song:
Following hard after You
Lord I cling to You

For I’ve tasted and seen You are good -Ps34:8
And Your love is better than life
So I sing, yes I sing for joy
In the shade of Your wings – I sing

Following hard after You
Lord I cling to You
In the shade of Your wings – I sing
Lord I cling to You

Psalm 63:3,7-8 AMP
7 For You have been my help(my deliverer), and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice.
8 My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.

 

Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 63:3

  • lovingkindness[02617] = loyal love, goodness, kindness, faithfulness
  • *experiencing – The psalmist does not speak here of divine loyal love in some abstract sense, but of loyal love revealed and experienced.
  • praise[07623] = to soothe, still, stroke, calm, glory triumph
    *MSG … My lips brim praises like fountains glorifying You!

From NetBible Ps 63:7

  • rejoice[07442] = sing for joy, celebrate, triumph, overcome
  • NET … You are my deliverer(help)
  • NLT … I sing for joy in the shadow of your protecting wings.

From NetBible Ps 63:8

  • my soul follows hard[01692] = my soul clings, cleaves, pursues hard enough to overtake, pursues with determination
  • Your right hand upholds[08551] = supports me, secures me

Blessed be my Rock!

February 28, 2015

Psalm 59:9, 16-17 AMP
9 O my Strength, I will watch and give heed to You and sing praises; for God is my Defense (my Protector and High Tower).

16 But I will sing of Your mighty strength and power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy and loving-kindness in the morning; for You have been to me a defense (a fortress and a high tower) and a refuge in the day of my distress.
17 Unto You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; for God is my Defense, my Fortress, and High Tower, the God Who shows me mercy and steadfast love.

Watch, give heed and sing praises
To Jesus the Rock of your salvation!

Make a joyful noise
Come into His presence with thanksgiving
The Lord Jesus lives!
Blessed be my Rock! -
Ps 95:1-2;2Sam 22:47;Ps 18:46

Exalted be my Strength, my Defender, Protector and High Tower!
Blessed be Jesus my Deliverer
=> He is mighty to save.
-Zeph3:17;Ps18:1-3;Prv18:10

Psalm 50:14-15, 23 NET
14 Present to God a thank-offering! Repay your vows to the sovereign One! 15 Pray to me when you are in trouble! I will deliver you, and you will honor me! 

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23 Whoever presents a thank-offering honors me. To whoever obeys my commands, I will reveal my power to deliver.

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Pleasing in Your Sight

February 25, 2015

Colossians 1:9-10 AMP
9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things—

10 That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition].

A Song:
I long to be pleasing in Your sight
Pleasing in Your sight
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer

I long to be pleasing in Your sight
Held as the apple of Your eye
Safe and secure
Beneath Your mighty wings -Ps 17:8
I long to sing -Ps 63:7-8
Pleasing in Your sight
Pleasing in Your sight
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer

I long to be pleasing in Your sight
Pleasing in Your sight
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Song of Solomon 2:14 AMP
14 [So I went with him, and when we were climbing the rocky steps up the hillside, my beloved shepherd said to me] O my dove, [while you are here] in the seclusion of the clefts in the solid rock, in the sheltered and secret place of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Psalm 19:14 AMP
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenetrable] Rock and my Redeemer.

Never Alone

February 23, 2015

Deuteronomy 31:8 AMP
8 It is the Lord Who goes before you; He will [march] with you; He will not fail you or let you go or forsake you; [let there be no cowardice or flinching, but] fear not, neither become broken [in spirit—depressed, dismayed, and unnerved with alarm].

When darkness seems to surround
And courage seems to flee
Remember who is with you
And promised never to leave.

Remember, when you have Jesus, you are never left alone!

Hebrews 13:5 AMP
5 … for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]

Ever Present Help

February 22, 2015

Psalm 46:1-3 NIV
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 34:19 NIV
19 The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all …

No matter how overwhelming your troubles appear,
Do not nurse them
Do not curse them
Do not rehearse them!

Cast them on the Lord
Trust Him to reverse them!

1 Peter 5:6-7 AMP
6 Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you,
7 Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

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Related:
Ever Present Help{prayer}

Diligence Brings Rewards

February 20, 2015

Hebrews 11:6 AMP
6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

Diligently seek the Lord!

In prayer and worship
With all your heart
With all your soul
With all your strength -Deut 4:29;Jere 29:13;Deut 6:5

Diligence brings rewards!

Proverbs 8:17 AMP
17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me.

Diligently seek His face!
Follow hard and be upheld
You will find Him and
Know experiencing His love is better than life!
In the shadow of His wings sing for joy! -Ps 63

 

Word Study

From NetBible Heb 11:6

  • diligently seek[1567] = seek carefully, crave, seek in order to find, strive after

From NetBible Deut 4:29;Jere 29:13

  • seek[01875] = seek with care, in prayer and worship
  • *“You will seek me and find [me] because you will seek me with all your heart.”

From NetBible Prov 8:17;Ps 63:1

  • seek diligently[07836] = seek earnestly, painstakingly, early

From NetBible Ps 63:8

  • my soul follows hard[01692] = my soul clings, cleaves
    * pursues hard enough to overtake, pursues with determination

From NetBible Ps 63:3

  • *experiencing – The psalmist does not speak here of divine loyal love in some abstract sense, but of loyal love revealed and experienced.

 

Earnestly Wait!

February 19, 2015

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Isaiah 64:4 AMP
4 For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him.

No eye has seen
A God like You, Jesus
Who works and acts on behalf of
Those who earnestly wait for You
=>Those who earnestly love, seek and
Trust You!
 -He11:6;1Co2:9;2Chr16:9;Deu4:29

Psalm 27:13-14 AMP
13 [What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living!
14 Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.

Part of waiting on the Lord is trusting His perfect timing!

Psalm 31:14-16 NIV
14 But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hands;
deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.
16 Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.

Perfect Timing
Karen Holland

Lord my times are in Your hands
So I’ll trust and I’ll wait
For Your timing, Your perfect timing
For Your love, it never fails.

So I’ll trust and I’ll wait
For Your timing, Your perfect timing
For I know You Lord – You are good
AND You are never late!

Related:
God’s Perfect Timing

Lion of Judah ROAR!

February 18, 2015

Joel 3:16 AMP
16 The Lord will thunder and roar from Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth shall shake; but the Lord will be a refuge for His people and a stronghold to the children of Israel.

1 Samuel 2:10 AMP
10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; against them will He thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge [all peoples] to the ends of the earth; and He will give strength to His king (King) and exalt the power of His anointed (Anointed His Christ).

Psalm 29:4 AMP
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

From: A Mighty Thunderous Roar {Article}

All will tremble at the roar of the Lion of Judah (Amos 3:8). To those who contend with the Lord, His roar will show His wrath (Prov 19:12, 20:2). They will tremble in terror. But to those who belong to the Lord it will be protection. They will tremble in awe and respect gathered like protected children around Him.

A song:
Rise up O Lord, rise up
Rise up O Lord, rise up
-Num10:35;Ps68:1-2

From the secret place of thunder
Rise up
Lion of Judah
ROAR!

From the secret place of thunder
ROAR!
A glorious mighty thunderous
ROAR!

Rise up O Lord, rise up
Rise up O Lord, rise up
Lion of Judah
ROAR!

Psalm 81:7 AMP
7 You called in distress and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

From NetBible Ps 81:7

  • secret place[05643] = hiding place, covering, protection, shelter
  • *The name Meribah means “strife.” Two separate but similar incidents at the place called Meribah are recorded in the Pentateuch (Exod 17:1-7Num 20:1-13). In both cases the Israelites complained about lack of water and the Lord miraculously provided for them.

The Lord answers the cry of His children
From Zion, the secret place of His thunder
With His mighty, thunderous ROAR!
His ROAR of refuge and protection for His children
A terrifying ROAR to His enemies.

Zion is the Lord’s dwelling place
Zion is where the Lord is enthroned on the praises of His children.

From my article ‘Ascending Mount Zion‘, we saw that the center of the throne is where the Lord is enthroned on the praises of His people. God’s throne, His dwelling place, Zion, is encircled by those singing a new song, it’s here in this atmosphere of praise where the Lamb stands high and lifted up(Rev 5:6, 9-13).

From my article ‘Rise Up, O LORD!‘, Arise found in Psalm 132 links Zion with the Lord’s eternal resting place.

Psalm 132:7-9, 13-14 … Let us go into His dwelling place; Let us worship at His footstool. Arise[06965], O LORD, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength. Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let Your saints shout for joy. … 
… The LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation. This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

From: A Mighty Thunderous Roar
Awake the dawn {awake a time of deliverance/vindication}
Join the mighty thunderous roar
Let the triumph of praise be heard!

Deuteronomy 28:7 AMP
7 The Lord shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.


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