My heart is steadfast, O God!
I will sing and make melody with all my being!
2 Awake, O harp and lyre!
I will awake the dawn!
3 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to you among the nations.
4 For your steadfast love is great above the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
Let your glory be over all the earth!
6 That your beloved ones may be delivered,
give salvation by your right hand and answer me!
7 God has promised in his holiness:
“With exultation I will divide up Shechem
and portion out the Valley of Succoth.
8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim is my helmet,
Judah my scepter.
9 Moab is my washbasin;
upon Edom I cast my shoe;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
10 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
11 Have you not rejected us, O God?
You do not go out, O God, with our armies.
12 Oh grant us help against the foe,
for vain is the salvation of man!
13 With God we shall do valiantly;
it is he who will tread down our foes.
Life gives us so many coincidences, that if you aren't looking for them, they will fly by. My son and I were discussing a painting on the wall of Italy, and the next thing occurring - one Italian tree - right there. This isn't the usual thing in a Texas Landscape. Christians call these things, God incidences.
We were watching "The Wonderful Planet'. From space, you can see our Northern American forests turn the green planet to orange as the huge fall foliage approaches. It was amazing. I turned to Alexander and said, that looks exactly like marble or a stone........... We are systems within systems. God balancing the universe.
God's earth, created at His Word, sometimes called the Big Bang Theory, creating a system on our earth of rain, becoming water, washing into the ocean, and becoming humidity and storms creating the cycle again. The Spirit renewing us as we rely upon HIM. His Sky Reflecting His Glory.
We have so many different areas of our lives, it is good to remember, the analogy of the beautiful forests, animals and the beauty - the things we Wish we could see each day - as reflections of God's Glory. What we hope to see in His New Heaven and New earth in His Eternal Kingdom.
And some of the other boundaries - as a reminder; there are boundaries on earth. We will reach a day of Decision for the LORD; on our lives as Good and for evil.
God is Holy. And in our decisions to be His -
With God we shall do valiantly.
Father God, keep our eyes open and aware of the Wonders You provide. Help our hearts be open to Your Glories and Your Path and Plan. Reestablish and renew our appreciation of Your many kindnesses and compassion to us.
Help us to be as bold as "Merry Christmas" and say "God bless you" for the times someone sneezes. Or even to not just say 'I will pray for you' - instead saying "I Will pray about this and ask Jesus to Bless your concern."
We hand our loved ones and our cares into Your capable hands. We ask for summer rain to refresh us and Your earth. In Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †