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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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Tuesday
Sep272016

Praise to the Lord, my STRONGHOLD

“My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,

My shield and the horn of my salvation, my STRONGHOLD and my refuge;” 

2 Samuel 22:3

The words in 2 Samuel 22:3 are taken from a song David wrote to the Lord when He delivered him from Saul, who had been trying to kill him. In 1 Samuel 24:22 after an encounter with Saul, we are told Saul went home, but David went “up to the STRONGHOLD.” A stronghold was a high place, a refuge, a place of retreat, and for many years, it was David's safe house. In his song, he praises God for being a STRONGHOLD; a high place and refuge to which he could return and find safety. Do we know God as our stronghold? If not, He invites us to come to Him. He is high and lifted up. He is safe. We can retreat to Him in prayer and find safety from our fears, wandering thoughts, and the fiery darts of the enemy.

Lord God, I praise You, my STRONGHOLD. Thank You that no matter the time or day, I can retreat into Your presence.

*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.

 

Monday
Sep262016

Praise to the Lord, my STRENGTH

“Blessed be the Lord,
Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.
The Lord is my STRENGTH and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart exults,
And with my song I shall thank Him.” 

 Psalm 28:6-7 

Do you ever feel weak or like you can't go on? Psalm 28:6-7 reminds us that we're not alone. Nor do we have to do this thing called being a spouse, parent, widow, single person, or bread winner alone. We may be weak but God is our STRENGTH. Does your heart trust in God? If so, you can say with the psalmist, "The Lord is my STRENGTH. My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped." A trusting heart is a rejoicing, thankful heart. 

Heavenly Father, thank You that You are always there and no matter how weak we feel, You are our STRENGTH. We love You and praise You!

© 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.

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Sunday
Sep252016

Praise to God the SPIRIT

“Now the Lord is the SPIRIT, and where the SPIRIT of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 

 2 Corinthians 3:17

There is much about God that we will never grasp or understand until we get to heaven. However, Jesus has explained God. In John 4:24, Jesus teaches us, "God is SPIRIT, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth." In John 14:16-17, He describes the SPIRIT as another Helper, likening the SPIRIT to Himself. Later, He inspired Paul to write to the church that believers are to walk and live by the SPIRIT; (Galatians 5:16, 25) therein finding true liberty. For more information on my conference, Listen UP! 31 Points About the Holy Spirit, click HERE

I praise You, God the SPIRIT.  Thank You for Your presence and the liberty we have in You! 


 

Saturday
Sep242016

Praise to SPIRIT OF TRUTH

 “When He, the SPIRIT of TRUTH, comes, He will guide you into all the truth;...” 

 John 16:13 

The TRUTH. When listening to the news, do you ever long for the truth? When questioning your child have you ever doubted their words and said, "Tell me the truth"? If you've been lied to, do you question if the person is telling you the truth? How refreshing that God is the SPIRIT OF TRUTH. So when we question if we should do things our way or God's, we have the answer. Follow the SPIRIT OF TRUTH. When society tells us one thing, but it doesn't line up with the Bible, who do we believe? God's Word, for His voice is the SPIRIT OF TRUTH.

Lord God, how refreshing that I can wholeheartedly trust You, the SPIRIT of TRUTH!

© 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.
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Friday
Sep232016

Praise to God who SPEAKS RIGHTEOUSNESS

"'I have not spoken in secret, in some dark land...I, the Lord, SPEAK RIGHTEOUSNESS,
Declaring things that are upright.’”

 Isaiah 45:19

Do you realize that the Bible is filled with the righteous counsel of God? His voice pours forth page after page, verse after verse. You and I are wise to read, meditate on, and practice that which God speaks. There is no other place we'll find such wise counsel. The SPEAKER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS has spoken. Are we listening?  

I praise You, LORD, SPEAKER of RIGHTEOUSNESS. Quicken our ears to hear and our hearts to respond.

*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.