Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July Thirteen

~Good Morning~

Playdate today. YAY! I wonder if everyone gets nervous and excited like me when people are coming over. I, of course, am thinking of myself when I go to someone's house. Are my girls going to behave? I hope I am gracious etc. I am always amazed at how beautiful everyone's houses are. How they make them home, in their own way.

  • Now I know that we will face trials and life will have ups and downs. So what is meant by this?

5 The Lord himself watches over you!
      The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
 6 The sun will not harm you by day,
      nor the moon at night.

7 The Lord keeps you from all harm
      and watches over your life.


 


 

Today's Scripture:

Psalm 120

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

1 I took my troubles to the Lord;
      I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.
 2 Rescue me, O Lord, from liars
      and from all deceitful people.
 3 O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you?
      How will he increase your punishment?
 4 You will be pierced with sharp arrows
      and burned with glowing coals.

5 How I suffer in far-off Meshech.
      It pains me to live in distant Kedar.
 6 I am tired of living
      among people who hate peace.
 7 I search for peace;
      but when I speak of peace, they want war!

Psalm 121

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

1 I look up to the mountains—
      does my help come from there?
 2 My help comes from the Lord,
      who made heaven and earth!

3 He will not let you stumble;
      the one who watches over you will not slumber.
 4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel
      never slumbers or sleeps.

5 The Lord himself watches over you!
      The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
 6 The sun will not harm you by day,
      nor the moon at night.

7 The Lord keeps you from all harm
      and watches over your life.

 8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
      both now and forever.

Psalm 123

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

1 I lift my eyes to you,
      O God, enthroned in heaven.
 2 We keep looking to the Lord our God for his mercy,
      just as servants keep their eyes on their master,
      as a slave girl watches her mistress for the slightest signal.
 3 Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy,
      for we have had our fill of contempt.
 4 We have had more than our fill of the scoffing of the proud
      and the contempt of the arrogant.

Psalm 125

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

1 Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion;
      they will not be defeated but will endure forever.
 2 Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem,
      so the Lord surrounds his people, both now and forever.
 3 The wicked will not rule the land of the godly,
      for then the godly might be tempted to do wrong.
 4 O Lord, do good to those who are good,
      whose hearts are in tune with you.
 5 But banish those who turn to crooked ways, O Lord.
      Take them away with those who do evil.

May Israel have peace!

Psalm 126

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

1 When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem,
      it was like a dream!
 2 We were filled with laughter,
      and we sang for joy.
   And the other nations said,
      "What amazing things the Lord has done for them."
 3 Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us!
      What joy!

4 Restore our fortunes, Lord,
      as streams renew the desert.
 5 Those who plant in tears
      will harvest with shouts of joy.
 6 They weep as they go to plant their seed,
      but they sing as they return with the harvest.


 


 


 

All comments welcome!! It is how I get my questions answered.

1 comments:

Mills Memories said...

Trials are not pleasant and God doesn't like making us to through them. However, they ALWAYS serve a purpose. Sometimes it is to teach us a lesson or to drive a certain sin from our lives. Sometimes it is to bring glory to HIM as others see the peace we have in the midst of the trial. Often we don't know until AFTER the trial, what fruit it has produced but God is faithful and doesn't allow anything to happen to us that is out of His control!!!