Psalm 98:1-6 Oh, sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous deeds!
His right hand and His holy arm have accomplished deliverance. 2 The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations. 3 He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness toward the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the deliverance of our God.
4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth; break out in loud songs, and sing praises. 5 Sing unto the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of melody, 6 with trumpets and sound of the horn; make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.
Today, like everyday is the Lord’s day He has made and we ought to rejoice and be glad in it.
Oh come let us to sing unto the Lord our God a new song for great and mighty are the works of His hands.
Let us not forget the lord and ALL his benefits.
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Psalm 40:1-5 I waited patiently for the Lord, and He turned to me, and heard my cry. 2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my steps. 3 He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God; many will see it, and fear, and will trust in the Lord.
4 Blessed is the man who places trust in the Lord, but does not turn toward the proud, nor those falling away to falsehood. 5 O Lord my God, You have done many wonderful works, and Your thoughts toward us cannot be compared; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
David’s testimony in this text should encourage us in knowing that “waiting” on God will produce results.
This Psalm is a song of joyful proclamation of deliverance by God on David’s behalf from some type of trouble he had been experiencing.
Waiting on God proves to be fruitful for David and it can be for us too if we, like David, pray, trust and believe without wavering in our faith, wait with patience, perseverance, expectation and hope in knowing that if we belong to God, He will come through for us too.
Yes, the wait is worth it!
Let’s listen to how David benefited from patiently waiting on God. (1) God bent over and turned His ear to hear what David was saying and He heard David’s cry; (2) God delivered him from the crisis he was in at the time and set him in a much better and more secure place (upon a rock) away from the danger of his enemy; (3) God put a new song in his mouth which brought forth voluntary praise to God from his mouth; (4) The deliverance and the praise that came from David’s prayer to God was an effective testimony to others.
David closes his testimony of God’s mighty act of deliverance on his behalf with the words of vs# 4-5 Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust: 5-O Lord my God, You have done many wonderful works, and Your thoughts toward us cannot be compared; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
In David’s testimony of God deliverance, as so with those that saw David’s deliverance, we too should be inspired to reverence and trust God even more in knowing that if He did it for David, He is the same God who changes not, therefore, God who is able to do any and ALL things can do the same for us if we too patiently wait on Him.
Are you in a pit? Cry out to the Lord for He promises to hear and answer you as He did with David.
Tired of waiting on God? The true blessing is only produced from the pain and the wait!
Yes, your wait by faith WILL be worthy it when you have come through what you are going through.
Today is the day to trust God through the process by faith and He WILL incline His ears to your cry too.
Thank You Lord for the “WAIT” was worthy It!
Your Servant Debra
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Hebrews 12:1-2Therefore, since we are encompassed with such a great cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Let us look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
What have you fixed your eyes on? What has distracted you from pursuing a life in Christ? What has caused you to get off the Christian race track that God has created for you to run on ? Is it the distractions from all the world has to offer that is temporary? Is it other people or life’s circumstances? Is it that place of guilt from your past or even current sin?
Whatever it is that is keeping you from or convincing you that the Christian race is not important or of no value, you MUST cast those thoughts down and replace them with the Word of God.
2 Corinthians 10:5 We to destroy and reject every arguments, and every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God, and taking captive every thought into the obedience of Christ,
In other words, every thought that comes to your mind that is contrary to the word of God, MUST be rejected, refuted and cast down out of your mind by the power of the Word of God which is the only truth! God, the creator of heaven, earth and humanity is the only One who determines what is truth, not us! The Word of God is “TRUTH” and NOTHING rises above His truth!
We are living in a time where so many runners are getting out of the Christian race. It is time to Put on the whole armor of God so that we can protect our mind against the lies and wile of satan!
If you begin to fix your eyes on Jesus by faith in Him, His Word and prayer, you will begin to gain new sight of things that can only be seen in the Spirit. Then and only then can you have natural sight to see in the natural realm, but also spiritual sight to see those things that can only be seen in the real of the spirit of God.
Today is the day for ALL of us to go to God’s throne room for our eye exam that is long over due. When we put on the lense of God’s word, things begin to become a little more clearer and we begin to see things we did not see before, which enables us to make better choices and decisions because we have not only found new vision, but new revelation from God.
The call is to “fix” our eyes on Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith.
The word “fix” comes from a Greek word that has the idea of concentrating your gaze. It means to look away from other things so that you can focus all your attention on one object. With that being said, our focus is “JESUS” who is the Author and Finisher of our faith.
To run this race and to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, there are some things and even some people that we have to separate from. Yes, we have got to let them go!!! Those things and some people in our lives are heavy weight which not only makes us tired and burnt out, but eventually causes us to quit the race that God has told us to run with endurance, for He is with us.
Indeed, the race course of life by faith is not an easy one. We will experience the hurdles of suffering, persecution, pain, sickness, opposition, etc as we continue to run this race. No, running the race will not make us immune from the obstacles on the track. What we have to do is jump over them and keep running for the finish line is up ahead.
We have as witnesses, those saints that are gone on before us who are spoken of in Hebrews 11 that are described as a “cloud of witness”. They are our example of hope and perseverance, but Jesus is the greatest example of them all for He endured the cross, and despising the shame and is now seat in a place of ALL power and authority at the right hand of God the Father in heaven.
As the Author and Finisher of our faith, Christ is the one who laid the foundation for our faith by His death and resurrection. He is the one who endured the cross and made salvation possible to ALL that would believe. He is the one that strengthens us when we feel like giving up and quitting the race. He is the one making intercessions on our behalf to the Father as we continue to run the race that is set before us.
When we have finished our race, just like the Apostle Paul we too would be able to boldly confess these words found in 2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
We have the example of those Christians in chapter 11 who have already finished their race as evidence that it is possible for us too.
LOOK UNTO JESUS! He is the only one who can save us!
The author of Hebrews calls believers to consider the ultimate example of perseverance, who is Jesus Christ.
STAY IN THE RACE!
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