“For you make me glad for your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.” (Psalm 92:4)
Praise is good, it is what God deserves and wants. It is what people need to do in response to His mighty works and deeds in our lives. The love and faithfulness of God are virtually synonymous here. God’s love is constant, dependable and unchanging.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Precious Abba, our lesson from Psalm 92 speaks to our hearts, for we feel Your love, we sing and praise Your holy name and we know You as our Father and not just some stone or wood representation of a god. You are our God, the one and only true God and the only one who has earned and deserves our worship and praise. Amen
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“You’re rich when you are in God’s will.”
“I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.” (Psalm 143:5-6)
Reflecting on God’s revelation of Himself in past deeds, the writer reached out to find God again, fearful but hopeful that God would not ignore him. The psalmist struggled to understand God’s delay in answering a fervent and sincere prayer request. Revelation does not occur in every prayer. At times we must struggle long in prayer before God speaks to us..
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1)
Individual hope does not come in length of days or accomplishment of all plans. God controls each individual’s destiny. We will never fulfill all our plans. Our only source of pride and security is in God, beloved.
SECOND THOUGHT of the DAY:
“The Lord has done this for me, she said. ‘In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.’” (Luke 1:25)
God’s saving acts bring new hope to individual’s. Zechariah and Elizabeth had prayed to God for a child for many years, but had given up hope. When the angel Gabriel brought him the news, his first thought was to tell him he was old and so was his wife and asked how could this be? Gabriel’s response was to strike him silent up to the day his son would be born. This was because he had not believed Gabriel’s words and instantly he was unable to speak. Gabriel told him his name was to be “John.” When his time of service in the Temple was completed he remained silent. He returned home for five month in seclusion. This became a preparation time for Elizabeth, and she was given time to prepare for the birth of her son, and the disgrace among the people would be removed. This lesson teaches us that belief is important and when faced with an unbelievable situation, your belief needs to become stronger.