never shaken


As we start this new year, God has put it on my heart to pray scripture in the coming days. There will be a slight change to my format, but I hope you will join me in raising our voices in prayer.

PRAY

Dear God, we come before you with praise. Praise that you are the sovereign, omniscient, merciful God… full of love and grace. We are in awe that the One who set the stars in the sky is also the one who knows every hair on our head. Thank you for the gift of Jesus Christ who has put us in right relationship with you and for the privilege of coming before you in prayer. Alleluia. Amen.

WRITE

READ Psalm 16:8

“I have set the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.”

  • Write down the action that the Psalmist takes.
  • Write down the result of that action.

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  • No matter what you are going through, what is coming against you, what is unknown or what is hoped for… when we choose to keep the Lord before us we can be sure that we will not be shaken. Trust…

Dear Father God we thank you that you are our foundation and our strength. Help us to always keep our eyes on you, the founder and perfecter of faith. Knowing that when we do… we will not be shaken. Lord if we are feeling rattled, lost or afraid – help us to remember that you never leave us or forsake us…we will not be shaken. In Jesus Name – Amen!

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My Choice

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

Psalm 16

“The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.”
Psalm16:5 ESV

“The Lord is the portion of my inheritance, my cup [He is all I need];
You support my lot.”
Psalm 16:5 AMP

“Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
    You guard all that is mine.”
Psalm 16:5 NLT

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The end of Psalm 16 is quoted by both Peter (Acts 2) and Paul (Acts 13) pointing us to the identity of Jesus – that “‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.” (Acts 13:35) This points to the truth that Jesus would indeed be resurrected and reign forever. Praise God! Still, the entire Psalm reveals to us where our hearts should be and encourages us to look forward to eternal life with our Lord in heaven! What joy!

  • Looking to verse 1 what is the Psalmist’s (probably David) first request?
  • His refuge is the Lord – Ask the Lord to be your refuge! And trust God for His protection whatever may be swirling in your life.
  • In verse 5 the Psalmist makes a choice. He doesn’t choose to rely on the things of this world to fulfill him. Instead what choice does he make?
  • God is all you need! No matter all of the “if only’s” you have in your life. Write down some of them. Then cross them off and write – God is all I need!
  • Write down verse 8! Memorize it! Live like it! What difference does it make if the Lord is what you choose to pursue?
  • What is the result when we make this choice (see verses 9-11)?
  • What is your choice?!

Though our bodies will see decay (if we die before Jesus returns)- when we trust in Jesus and put our lives in the hands of the Lord we too can look forward to eternity in heaven with our Almighty God! Alleluia!

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Praying that you will set the Lord always before you! You will not be shaken!   Praying for you!

No Good

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

Psalm 16

I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.’

Psalm 16:2

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We are going to dig into the entire Psalm tomorrow.
But, today we are just going to meditate on verse 2 of Psalm 16.

Take time not to lift this up to our Almighty!

I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.’

  • The word good can be an adjective, a  noun and an adverb. It both describes a thing, an action and it stands alone – as good.
    • adj. : something desired or approved
    • n: that which is morally right
    • adv.: completely
  • Despite what the world my tell you, good is God alone! What does it mean to you that there is no good thing or action apart from God?
  • He is amazingly good! All good! All of the time! Sometimes it is hard to see, but trust and cling to His goodness! You are so loved! Pray and ask Him to reveal this to you in this day!

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This is one of my favorite songs right now! Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin.

It gives us a clear picture of who He is and who we are to Him! Alleluia!

Praying that the goodness of God will fill you and transform you today!   Praying for you!