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"From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised," Psalm 113:3.

Heavenly Father, You are a great and awesome God, majestic, wonderous, highly exalted and to be praised. Thank You for Your abundant blessings. Transform us into Your image as we gaze on You and praise Your name.


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Monday
Sep052016

Praise to the Lord, the SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER

“Jesus Christ is the SAME YESTERDAY and TODAY and FOREVER.

Hebrews 13:8

Do you ever feel that things change so fast you can hardly keep up with them?  Does it seem that people change what they say from one day to the next? It's difficult to know people's true beliefs. If so, take heart. God does not change. He is the SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER. Also, be cautious. Socieity may shift their standards and morals, but God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  

Lord God, thank You that You do not change.  You are the SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, and FOREVER


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Sunday
Sep042016

Praise to Christ, a SACRIFICE to GOD

“...walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a SACRIFICE to God as a fragrant aroma .”

Ephesians 5:2

Has anyone ever sacrificed something for you? Have they sacrificed sleep so you could sleep? Have they sacrificed advancing so you could? Have they sacrificed their plans so you could do yours? Sacrifice. Sometimes we may sacrifice, but do so begrudgingly. We can tend to look out for ourselves. But Jesus did the opposite. He willingly SACRIFICED His life as a fragrant aroma for us. He thought of us, not Himself. 

Lord Jesus, thank You for willingly giving up Your plans, Your comfort, Your life for us; for being a SACRIFICE to God on our behalf so that we might live in heaven for all of time. 

Saturday
Sep032016

Praise to Our SABBATH REST

“So there remains a SABBATH REST for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His.”

Hebrews 4:9-10

I'm tired! I'm tired of work. I'm tired of the tension in my life. I'm tired of struggling. I'm tired of taking care of.... How would you finish the sentence? God understands. He gets it. The Bible makes a point that God rested on the seventh day after creating the world. One of the Ten Commandments is to keep the Sabbath Day as a holy day and one on which to cease from work.  Jesus's work of gaining our salvation on the cross resulted in our NOT WORKING for salvation; but rather resting in what Christ accomplished in our redemption on the cross. God cares about you being so weary. We will one day enter God's ultimate provision of His presence - an eternal SABBATH REST. Until then, we can praise God for paving the way for our future rest. And, we can learn what Matthew 11:28-30 means.

Lord, thank You for the eternal SABBATH REST found in You. Thank You for the REST for our souls you give us when we walk in step with You. 

Friday
Sep022016

Praise to the RULER of the KINGS of the EARTH

“Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the RULER of the KINGS of the EARTH.”

Revelation 1:5

Do you sometimes wonder about our world and what the future holds? Revelation 1:5 gives us great comfort. It reminds us to look heavenward in confidence to the RULER OF THE KINGS OF THE EARTH. While things may seem (or be) chaotic in regard to the "kings" of our earth; there is ONE who REIGNS OVER them. All praise to our Heavenly King!     

Lord Jesus Christ, what a glorious blessing to know that this world is not spinning out of control. YOU are enthroned, RULER of the KINGS of the EARTH

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Thursday
Sep012016

Praise to the ROSE of SHARON

“I am the ROSE of SHARON, the lily of the valleys.”

Song of Solomon 2:1

I'll be honest. Until today, I've never understood why Jesus is referred to as the ROSE OF SHARON. Here's what I found out from scholar Herbert Lockyer. "Amongst flowers, the rose always and everywhere, with us now and still more in the East and of old, has held the foremost rank; and amongst the rose, the ROSE OF SHARON was chief. In the words of an ancient author, 'If a king were set over flowers, it would be the rose that should reign over them, being the ornament of the earth, the splendor of plants, the eye of flowers, the beauty of the field.' In other words, this title calls to our attention the splendor of Christ; reminding us also of His heavenly fragrance displayed in His life and love.    

Lord Jesus, You are the ROSE of SHARON; the fragrant aroma of heaven. We love and adore You!


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*Herbert Lockyer, "All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible," Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, page 247.