DATE POSTED Monday, 2022-08-08
WRITTEN AT: O’Brien, FL
SCRIPTURE FROM: Psalm 103:1-2; 11-12;
TRANSLATION: Contemporary English Version (CEV)
BIBLE TEXT: 1 With all my heart I praise the Lord,
and with all that I am I praise his holy name!
2 With all my heart I praise the Lord!
I will never forget how kind he has been.
11 How great is God’s love for all who worship him?
Greater than the distance between heaven and earth!
12 How far has the Lord taken our sins from us?
Farther than the distance from east to west!
APPLICATION: Unless you live in a bubble, I’m sure you are well aware that as you walk out of your homes today, you will need every ounce of strength, encouragement and wisdom to deal with the enemy and everything that he will throw at you. From backstabbing to back-biting. From jealousy to revenge. From personal attacks to paybacks. No, I’m not a prophet of doom, but instead a realist who believes the proven Word of God. Satan has no reason to be kind to you for attending worship services over the weekend, for being kind to your neighbor, and for showing love even to that person who tries hard to pull you down. So, in case you are wondering what a child of God is supposed to do in a world filled with so much hatred and sin, let me encourage you to imitate the Psalmist, obey the teachings of Jesus Christ, and learn so much about the character of God that you will beg Him to help you live just like Him. Be aware dear friend, that Satan will impress upon you that there is nothing to praise the Creator for. Please know that greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world! There is no greater love! There is no greater power! There is no one who can forgive you of your sin and ungodliness but our God! My friend, as you leave the safety and serenity of your own home and venture out to work, or complete your chores, know that you are only safe in the arms of Jesus! No one else cares like Jesus! These things that I’ve mentioned, are just examples of what you might praise God for. Draw close to God, and He will draw close to you. Worship Him! Sing praises to Him! Tell Him how you feel! Ask for His blessing! Anticipate His answers to your prayers! Embrace the love that He showers on you each and every day! There is no greater love, my friend! Know Him today (‘To Know Jesus’) and experience the love that the Father has for His child. Be willing and ready to pass that love along to others you will come into contact with.
BLESSING(S) NOTED: God’s love is greater than the distance from heaven to earth! All other love can only be compared to the perfect love the Father has for His children!
PRAYER: It is virtually impossible to know the extent of the love the Father has for His children. We hear about it, and we experience it, but I believe that’s only a touch of the real love that You have for us Lord Jesus! We live in such a sinful and hateful world, and it is so refreshing to be reminded that there is One so much greater than anything we experience in this world. Oh, how we love You Lord, how we sing Your praises and stand in awe of your greatness. Please Lord, revive us again so that we might draw closer to You and experience the fullness of Your love. May we be so full of You today that others will experience it in and through us. Bless Your people again today and may we in turn be a blessing to others. AMEN!
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