Friday, May 22, 2015

Psalm 30

Verse 5: For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor a lifetime.  The weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Father thank you for your promise.  I desire your favor, not your anger.  I know your anger with me would be well deserved.  I don't really understand how it all can you not be furious with me most of the time?  I know we've had times of weeping.  I know I don't make life easy for myself or my family.  I don't make it easy for you to love me.  But you love me anyway.  You are happy I am here.  Help me Jesus.  Thank you that your anger lasts only a moment.  And thank you for the times of weeping...they help us to see you.  They help us to trust you.  Life has not been easy.  You would think it is, but it isn't.  We are stretched and pulled in so many directions.  I am tired.  I mess up.  I need your help.

Thank you Jesus.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Psalm 29

Verse 2: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

Father I worship you.  You alone are God.  You alone are King.  I know that.  Be glorified in all I do.  Be glorified in your creation.  You are holy and magnificent.  Help me to understand your glory and greatness.  Help me to properly fear your glory and greatness and majesty.  You are Almighty God, and I give you all praise and glory.  Amen.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Psalm 28

Verse 8: The Lord is the strength of his people; a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.

Lord, be our strength.  Be my strength.  I am out of strength.  Thank you for being our fortress.  No matter how far I wander, don't ever let me go.  Lead me back to you.  Be my strength and my fortress.  I am weak.  I need you Father.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Psalm 27

Verse 8 - My heart says of you, "Seek his face!"  Your face, Lord, I will seek.

Lord God, put your words into my heart.  Don't let me follow the wickedness that tries to take me over -- let me follow you.  Let your Spirit reign in me.  Show me how to seek your face.  Show me how to learn to love you more.  I want to seek your face.  Please give me the wisdom to prioritize my life that I might be intentional to seek your face.  Don't let me be a slave to the busyness of life and the to-do list.  Let me be a slave to you and to your loving, guiding hand.  Amen.  Reign in me Lord Jesus.