Psalms – Prayers of Honesty and Praise
Here we are in Santa Cruz, Bolivia where we will live and work for the next few months. I must say that our Father has our complete attention. We are alert and focused as we look to God for strength, creativity to teach and learn, for wisdom, insight and understanding of our new surrounding culture. We are in God’s hands. Our hearts are His. We look to Him as we take each step forward. We are focused on His commands and what He wants next.
Psalm 123 zeros in on that laser intensity of desire to please God by being alert to what He says and where He sends.
Psalm 123, The Message
A Pilgrim Song
Psalm 123 praise1-4 I look to you, heaven-dwelling God,
look up to you for help.
Like servants, alert to their master’s commands,
like a maiden attending her lady,
We’re watching and waiting, holding our breath,
awaiting your word of mercy.
Mercy, God, mercy!
We’ve been kicked around long enough,
Kicked in the teeth by complacent rich men,
kicked when we’re down by arrogant brutes.
This “pilgrim song” also shows us that we need God’s mercies each day. And, praise God, His mercies are fresh and new each day we live!
“We’re watching and waiting, holding our breath, awaiting your word of mercy.”
In the wait we praise God for all He has done, is doing and will do with complete confidence in the One who knows what He is doing. When it come time to act, we do so at His command. How do we know? By staying focused on God. Look up, listen and lean forward as He beckons to come to Him.
If you have been “kicked around” by various negative people in your lives, held back by your own needs to satisfy self first or stopped by circumstances which made you feel unworthy or inadequate to do what God wants and go where God leads, then take heart! Look up! Give all of you to all of God. Be alert and ready! You are where God wants you to be when you stop and look up and focus on what HE wants. Lay aside how you feel about yourself. Read His Word, accept what He says, believe in His Son, Jesus, rely on His Holy Spirit to enlighten You. When you do, You are right where God wants you to be.
May God’s mercies fall fresh on us this morning as we look up, give praises to One who knows us best and has a plan for us that will grow us so we can help others find and follow Him, too.
Our Father,
Thank you for your faithfulness to us. “Morning by morning new mercies, I see” just like like another songwriter penned. I ready, alert and listening for what’s next, Father God.
In Jesus Name, Amen
And I’m singing…
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
And all I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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