Friday, November 3, 2017

The Kingdom Belongs to Him

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.  Chronicles 29:11 (ESV)

We certainly owe a lot to our Lord God. He possesses all power; He is victorious, He created all of heaven and all of earth. He is the owner of all the lands of our earth. We are to lift Him up in worship and give Him praise.

In order to give praise and thank Him for what he allows us to possess, we have to spend time with Him on at least a daily basis.

Each of us should find ways to praise and thank Him for the everyday things we have taken for granted—being able to put our feet on the floor, our ability to see, our ability to hear, central heat, a solid roof over our heads, good transportation, indoor plumbing, special friendships, and anything else we may have thought we were entitled to.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Give God Glory

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.
Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him!
1 Chronicles 16:27-29 (ESV)

The LORD makes all things beautiful. We see His handiwork in the different seasons of the year.
Yes, even that one that I like the least has God’s beauty stamped on it.  He is the source of all our strength and each ray of joy we, His children receive.   

One synonym for ascribe is to give. David tells the Israelites to give to God what belongs to Him, glory, and strength. David then tells the people to bring an offering and present themselves before the LORD.

Each morning, when I awaken, I try to sing the chorus based on Ps. 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Then, I try to thank Him for the gift of that day. There have been some days that, for some reason, I didn’t do this exercise. When I forsake this practice, I notice that day does not go as well.    

We should spend time giving praise to God each time we pray. All we have to do is look around us and thank Him for letting us see His created beauty.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hymns that speak of peace.

As I did research on the topic of peace, I found several hymns written about peace. In the list below are some that I had not heard until the time I wrote this post. However ‘Til the Storm Passes By is one of my all-time favorite hymns. I hope you find one that will speak to your hearts.

Peace and Blessings to you and yours.

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