Psalms – Prayers of Honesty and Praise
There are mornings, in the middle of journaling my prayers to God that I just sit still for a while and really think about Who I’m talking to as I pray. Because of Jesus opening the door to heaven for us because of his work on the cross, we can walk right in and talk with the God who created us, loved us first, cares about us and wants HIS best for us. Hallelujah, indeed!
In those “sit still” moments I am obeying God’s word for us to do just that…”Be still and KNOW me”, says God. “Don’t just talk about it, really get to know Me”. “Feel My Presence with you.” “Understand and know from the inside out how much I love you.” I hear all of these words and more when I just sit still.
The Psalmist must have felt the same.
Psalm 113, The Message
You who serve God, praise God!
Just to speak his name is praise!
Just to remember God is a blessing—
now and tomorrow and always.
From east to west, from dawn to dusk,
keep lifting all your praises to God!
4-9 God is higher than anything and anyone,
outshining everything you can see in the skies.
Who can compare with God, our God,
so majestically enthroned,
Surveying his magnificent
heavens and earth?
He picks up the poor from out of the dirt,
rescues the wretched who’ve been thrown out with the trash,
Seats them among the honored guests,
a place of honor among the brightest and best.
He gives childless couples a family,
gives them joy as the parents of children.
God says…(Psalm 46:10)
BE still and know that I am God.
BE still and know.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you, thank you, thank you for these precious moments of talking to you and then spending time to LISTEN and just BE with you. Life is doable only when we are with you first. Life becomes powerful when we see You at work. Life is blessed when we follow You. Yes, blessed is your Name. There is indeed no one like You. You love us more deeply than we can love…but we will try. I love you, Lord, with all that is in me. To You be all the glory, honor and praise! Speak to my heart. I’m listening.
In Jesus Name, Amen