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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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Sunday
May012016

Praise to the Lord, Our HUSBAND

“For your husband is your Maker, whose name is the Lord of hosts; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth.” 

"What does your husband do?" Many women are asked that question when first getting to know someone. For a single woman who longs to be married, such questions can be exasperating. For a woman whose husband works in a position she doesn't respect, such questions can make her feel uncomfortable. But what if someone asked about your husband and you replied, "He's God of all the earth, the Lord of HOSTS." Then you could quickly reply, "And what does your husband do?" :) God CHOSE to describe Himself as HUSBAND, committed to us for eternity. That's praiseworthy!  

Lord, HUSBAND, maker, Lord of hosts, Redeemer, Holy One of Israel, God of all the earth, I love You and praise You for Your tender care for and commitment to me.  

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Saturday
Apr302016

Praise to Our HUMBLE LORD

“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” 

Matthew 11:29

Do you ever find yourself being prideful or critical of others? Humility is a godly trait and one we see evidenced in our Lord.  Jesus was HUMBLE. He explained that His humility flowed from His heart. In other words, from the essence of who He is. That's what we need. Not an attempt at humility, but rather to truly regard others as more important than ourselves. Jesus said we are to learn from Him. If we're not HUMBLE, we can begin by turning to Him and asking Him to fill us with His humble Spirit.

Lord, You who have every right to be prideful chose to serve us and even humble yourself to the point of death. We praise You, most HUMBLE, gracious Lord Jesus!

Thursday
Apr282016

Praise to the HORN OF SALVATION

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the HORN OF MY SALVATION, my stronghold.” 

Psalm 18:2

Why is our Lord described as the HORN OF SALVATION? Scholar Herbert Lockyer explains: "the figure of the Horn is taken from those animals whose strength is in their horns. Because the horn was once the instrument of the oxen's strength, it became the symbol of power. And our God and Savior came as a HORN, or mighty instrument of salvation. In addition, when horns were fixed to an altar they became projections to which sacrifices were bound and to which those who needed protection could cling. If Jesus is your HORN OF SALVATION, then all strength is His to keep you saved and safe. He is not like the Grecian king described as 'the great horn that was broken' (Daniel 8:8, 21, 22). Nothing or no one can break our indestructible Horn." 

HORN OF SALVATION, I praise You, my strength and salvation today and for eternity. 

*Copyright Herbert Lockyer, All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 1975, pgs 171-172.

Wednesday
Apr272016

Praise to the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL

"Surely the coastlands will wait for Me; and the ships of Tarshish will come first, to bring your sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them,

For the name of the Lord your God, and for the Holy One of Israel because He has glorified you.” 

Isaiah 60:9

Have you been to Israel? My family went several years ago. It was the trip of a lifetime. But a future trip of a lifetime awaits us. Isaiah prophesies a day when people from all over the world will bring their wealth to Jerusalem to worship the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL. The glory of Israel will not be shared with others. It will not be tainted. It will rest on Christ - the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL

Christ, I praise You, the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.

Tuesday
Apr262016

Praise to the HIGHEST ONE

 "I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the HIGHEST ONE, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom."

Daniel 7:21-22

In today's passage, Daniel is given a vision of future events. There will be a war and God's saints will be overpowered UNTIL the One who is more powerful than any other, the HIGHEST ONE, steps in. I wonder if you feel as I do - honored and humbled to be on God's side. And not only to be on His side, but to be designated as His saint; forgiven, washed, and anointed by His Spirit.

Lord God, there is none like You. You are the HIGHEST ONE, and I am humbled to be called by Your name; to be Your saint.

© Debbie Taylor Williams. Permissions: You are permitted and encouraged to forward or share this material provided that you do not alter the wording in any way and do not charge a fee for it. Any exception to the above must be approved by Debbie Taylor Williams. Please include on any web posting or printed distribution: © Debbie Taylor Williams, www.debbietaylorwilliams.com. Thank you.