John 14:16-17

When You Feel Dreary, Think About This

06/02/2022
Do you ever have a dreary day?  You know – a day where you feel blah?  Life doesn’t seem so grand? When that happens remember that the King of Glory is inside of you.  Read Psalm 24:7-10  with that in mind.

“Lift up your heads, O gates,
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the KING of GLORY may come in!
Who is the  KING of GLORY?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O gates,
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
That the  KING of GLORY may come in!
Who is this  KING of GLORY?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the  KING of GLORY.”

This psalm points to Christ, the King of Glory, taking His throne.  “Glory” in this song means “majesty, splendor.” What’s amazing and will redirect us if we’re having a blah day is to remember Jesus’s words that after He ascended to heaven He would send another just like Him to live in us. (John 14:16-17)  In other words, the Spirit of the King of Glory is in us, believers!  Instead of letting Him “in” as referenced in Psalm 24:7-10, we acknowledge that He is already in us so we ask Him to “fill” us. (Ephesians 5:18)

Say these truths out loud with me.

When I am weak, the King of Glory is strong. When I am tempted, the King of Glory is victor over Satan. When I feel blah, the King of Glory’s Spirit is in me to fill me. I am part of the glorious, splendid, majestic kingdom of the King of Glory.

KING OF GLORY, majestic splendor, we lift our hands and open our hearts asking You to cleanse us and fill us with Your glory. 
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When You Feel Dreary, Think About This

06/18/2021
Do you ever have a dreary day?  You know – a day where you feel blah?  Life doesn’t seem so grand? When that happens remember that the King of Glory is inside of you.  Read Psalm 24:7-10  with that in mind.

“Lift up your heads, O gates,
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the KING of GLORY may come in!
Who is the  KING of GLORY?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O gates,
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
That the  KING of GLORY may come in!
Who is this  KING of GLORY?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the  KING of GLORY.”

This psalm points to Christ, the King of Glory, taking His throne.  “Glory” in this song means “majesty, splendor.” What’s amazing and will redirect us if we’re having a blah day is to remember Jesus’s words that after He ascended to heaven He would send another just like Him to live in us. (John 14:16-17)  In other words, the Spirit of the King of Glory is in us, believer!  Instead of letting Him “in” as referenced in Psalm 24:7-10, we acknowledge that He is already in us so we ask Him to “fill” us. (Ephesians 5:18)

Say these truths out loud with me.

When I am weak, the King of Glory is strong. When I am tempted, the King of Glory is victor over Satan. When I feel blah, the King of Glory’s Spirit is in me to fill me. I am part of the glorious, splendid, majestic kingdom of the King of Glory.

KING OF GLORY, majestic splendor, we lift our hands and open our hearts asking You to cleanse us and fill us with Your glory. 
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When You Feel Dreary, Think About This

08/08/2020
Do you ever have a dreary day?  You know – a day where you feel blah. You just can’t get up and go. Life doesn’t seem so grand. If so, and when it happens, remember this. The King of Glory is inside of you, believer.  Read Psalm 24:7-10  below with that in mind. The word “glory” in this song means “majesty, splendor.”

“Lift up your heads, O gates,
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the KING of GLORY may come in!
Who is the  KING of GLORY?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O gates,
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
That the  KING of GLORY may come in!
Who is this  KING of GLORY?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the  KING of GLORY.”

This psalm points to Christ, the King of Glory, taking His throne. What’s amazingly glorious and will redirect our thoughts on blah days is to recall Jesus’s promise – that after He died and ascended to heaven He would send another just like Him to live in us. (John 14:16-17) The Spirit of the King of Glory, the King of majesty and splendor is in us, believer!  Instead of letting Him “in,” we ask Him to “fill” us. When we are weak, we remember that the King of Glory is strong. When we are tempted, we remember that the King of Glory has defeated Satan. When we feel blah, we remember that the King of Glory is Lord of a hosts of angels and that we are a part of the glorious, splendid, majestic kingdom of God. Open your heart and eyes to the splendor.

KING OF GLORY, majestic splendor, we lift our hands and open our hearts asking You to cleanse us and fill us with Your glory. 
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When You Feel Dreary, Think About This

06/11/2020
Do you ever have a dreary day?  You know – a day where you feel blah. You just can’t get up and go. Life doesn’t seem so grand. If so, and when it happens, remember this. The King of Glory is inside of you, believer.  Read Psalm 24:7-10  below with this in mind. The word “glory” in this song means “majesty, splendor.”

“Lift up your heads, O gates,
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the KING of GLORY may come in!
Who is the  KING of GLORY?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O gates,
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
That the  KING of GLORY may come in!
Who is this  KING of GLORY?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the  KING of GLORY.”

This psalm points to Christ, the King of Glory, taking His throne. What’s amazingly glorious and will redirect our blah days is to recall Jesus’s words – that after He died and ascended to heaven He would send another just like Him to live in us. (John 14:16-17) The Spirit of the King of Glory, the King of majesty and splendor is in us, believer!  Instead of letting Him “in,” we ask Him to “fill” us. When we are weak, we remember that the King of Glory is strong. When we are tempted, we remember that the King of Glory is the victor over Satan. When we feel blah, we remember that the King of Glory is the Lord of hosts of angels and that we are a part of the glorious, splendid, majestic kingdom of God. Open your heart. Open your eyes to His splendor.

KING OF GLORY, majestic splendor, we lift our hands and open our hearts asking You to cleanse us and fill us with Your glory. 
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When You Feel Dreary, Think About This

06/28/2019
Do you ever have a dreary day?  You know – a day where you feel blah. You just can’t get up and going. Life doesn’t seem so grand. If so, and when it happens, remember this. The King of Glory is inside of you, believer.  Read Psalm 24:7-10  below with this in mind. The word “glory” in this song means “majesty, splendor.”

“Lift up your heads, O gates,
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the KING of GLORY may come in!
Who is the  KING of GLORY?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O gates,
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
That the  KING of GLORY may come in!
Who is this  KING of GLORY?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the  KING of GLORY.”

This psalm points to Christ, the King of Glory, taking His throne. What’s amazingly glorious and will redirect our blah days is to recall Jesus’s words – that after He died and ascended to heaven He would send another just like Him to live in us. (John 14:16-17) The Spirit of the King of Glory, the King of majesty and splendor is in us, believer!  Instead of letting Him “in,” we ask Him to “fill” us. When we are weak, we remember that the King of Glory is strong. When we are tempted, we remember that the King of Glory is the victor over Satan. When we feel blah, we remember that the King of Glory is the Lord of hosts of angels; that we are a part of the glorious, splendid, majestic kingdom of God. Open your heart. Open your eyes to the splendor.

KING OF GLORY, majestic splendor, we lift our hands and open our hearts asking You to cleanse us and fill us with Your glory. 
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To You, LORD, I Lift Up My Soul

07/10/2015

When we enter our prayer time in the mornings, it’s a miraculous experience. Long before man invented the cell phone, God created us with the capacity to commune with Him and He with us. Our spiritual wiring is activitated when we repent and call on the Lord Jesus for salvation. Just like we may receive a credit card in the mail, but have to call the number on the label to “activate” it; so God has reached out to us in Jesus Christ. We need only call on Him. We confess, “JESUS is LORD” and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead. He equips us with the Holy Spirit. THAT’S WHY I’M SO GRATEFUL to be ABLE to LIFT UP MY SOUL to HIM EVERY MORNING.

What I record in my Prayers of My Heart Journal most often begins with PRAISE. For instance, my morning reading of Psalm 50 beginning with verse 1 is, “The Mighty One, God, the LORD, has spoken, and summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.” In the first column of my “Week At A Glance” (labeled LORD), I record Mighty One Who Speaks. I momentarily ignore the columun lines and write across the page, “Speak to our hearts. We listen, respond, and obey.” That’s a good prayer request, don’t you think? And, it was prompted by God’s reminder to me of WHO HE IS. I then record specific requests for loved ones, friends, our church, and nation.

To You, Oh LORD, I lift up my soul. What a blessing to be able to do that every morning.

Pray with Purpose, Live with Passion TIP: Read a Psalm or Proverb every day. Look for a way in which God reveals Himself. Use your praise of Him as the springboard for your prayers as in the above example.



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