Psalms – Prayers of Honesty and Praise
Randy and I have been on our own, so to speak, without kids or my dad living in our home for quite awhile now. Because there are only two to cook for and eat, I have discovered that items begin to build in our fridge and cabinets. I have also discovered that I must look at expiration dates before using those products again. When precious time goes by quickly, especially when we are busy, we don’t realize that some products have expired. SO, my new habit is to look at the dates before using any product these days. And how long have I had this bread?
As I read our next prayer song of praise, I am especially grateful that God and His promises NEVER go out of date, never gives up on me, never becomes obsolete or goes out of style. He proves this over and over and over again. He proved His promises to me this morning…without me checking the expiration date…because there isn’t one!!
Enjoy and be encouraged!
Psalm 111, The Message
I give thanks to God with everything I’ve got—
Wherever good people gather, and in the congregation.
God’s works are so great, worth
A lifetime of study—endless enjoyment!
Splendor and beauty mark his craft;
His generosity never gives out.
His miracles are his memorial—
This God of Grace, this God of Love.
He gave food to those who fear him,
He remembered to keep his ancient promise.
He proved to his people that he could do what he said:
Hand them the nations on a platter—a gift!
He manufactures truth and justice;
All his products are guaranteed to last—
Never out-of-date, never obsolete, rust-proof.
All that he makes and does is honest and true:
He paid the ransom for his people,
He ordered his Covenant kept forever.
He’s so personal and holy, worthy of our respect.
The good life begins in the fear of God—
Do that and you’ll know the blessing of God.
His Hallelujah lasts forever!
This prayer tells us about who God is and what He has done, is doing and will do in Jesus. All for us who believe and have a healthy fear of God which is to say we are in awe of the One and Only who created us and loves us so much He gave a ransom for our very lives.
What parts of this Psalm of Praise speak to you this morning?
What is our response to all that God has done for us…right now, today?
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for your promise to be with us, to teach us, to challenge us and to love us with no expiration date. You are God of creation and we are not. You have higher thoughts that we will never understand completely but we know this…You have our best in your heart. Wow. Thank you, Lord for paying for my sin. Thank you for your grace, mercy and unconditional, limitless love that is never out of date! Speak to my heart, I’m listening now for you. I’m ready to walk with you knowing you a little bit more. I am in awe of You, fear You, because of Your greatness and knowledge of all. Thank you for bending down to hear us.
In Jesus Name, Amen