Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5, 6
This is a wonderful verse for closing day. (For life!) We close at 10 AM on our condo and at 1 AM on our house. Today is closure on years of caring for Mumsy here at the condo. And new beginnings. One of the main issues in life is trust. One must trust the Lord for salvation. Salvation can’t be your own doing, it must be trust in the finished work of Christ. Then what? Continued trust. Trust Him to lead and guide. Trust Him to care for you. He is the Good Shepherd. Follow His path. Trust. Thanks for that reminder, Lord! Following YOU. Trusting YOU!
Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling,
Come, follow Me!
And we see where Thy footprints falling
Lead us to Thee.
Footprints of Jesus,
That make the pathway glow;
We will follow the steps of Jesus
Where’er they go.
Today is moving day. For twelve years I lived in this condo, most of those years caring for Mumsy, and now it's time to move on. God gave me a verse on Sunday which I’m thinking about today. In some things we should not be moved!
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord,
knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast,
and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard,
which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven…
We should never move from the work of the Lord. We should never move from the hope of the gospel! So today is unmoving day too!
God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
Those who trust in the LORD
Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.
Today I’m trusting and not moving from there! Happy moving/unmoving day!
A wise man will hear and increase in learning,
And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel…
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Hear, my son, your father's instruction
And do not forsake your mother's teaching;
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head
And ornaments about your neck.
My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent.
Don’t be a fool! Listen to the Lord! There are consequences for not listening and obeying! Do what you know is right! If you have a question mark in your mind…STOP! Choose to fear the Lord. He is wonderful. He loves you! But He is a good Father and there will be consequences for sinful behavior.
Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,
Because they hated knowledge
And did not choose the fear of the LORD.
Praise the LORD!
Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty expanse.
Praise Him for His mighty deeds; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre.
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!
What can you say to that? Praise the Lord!
For the LORD takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.
The Lord takes pleasure in His people! Why?
He was first pleased with His Son.
And behold, a voice out of the heavens said,
"This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."
But the LORD was pleased To crush Him,
putting Him to grief;
If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,
He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days,
And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.
As a result of the anguish of His soul,
He will see it and be satisfied;
By His knowledge the Righteous One,
My Servant, will justify the many,
As He will bear their iniquities.
Isaiah 53:10, 11
I’m so thankful!
"In the Beloved," God’s marvelous grace
Calls me to dwell in this wonderful place;
God sees my Savior, and then He sees me,
"In the Beloved," accepted and free.
Civilla D Martin
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the LORD,
For He commanded and they were created.
He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which will not pass away.
I’m rejoicing today in God who is the Creator!
He created and He holds all things together by the word of His power.
What a wonderful God!
O how I love Him! How I adore Him!
My breath, my sunshine, my all in all.
The great Creator became my Savior,
And all God’s fullness dwelleth in Him.
He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
He counts the number of the stars;
He gives names to all of them.
Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding is infinite.
The LORD supports the afflicted;
WOW! What a God who takes such a sweet interest in the brokenhearted and binds their wounds and is so great that He knows and named the stars. I’m rejoicing today in Omniscience and Omnipotence. I needed this today. My task these next weeks seems overwhelming, but this God, the eternal God, is my support. WOW!
With His healing hand on a broken heart,
And the other on a star,
Our wonderful God views the miles apart,
And they seem not very far.
M. P. Ferguson
Two more verses today:
He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
The LORD favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
Psalm 147:10, 11
I'm waiting for HIM! You?
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
I will praise the LORD while I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
His spirit departs, he returns to the earth;
In that very day his thoughts perish.
How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose hope is in the LORD his God,
Who made heaven and earth,
The sea and all that is in them;
Who keeps faith forever;
Who executes justice for the oppressed;
Who gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets the prisoners free.
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind;
The LORD raises up those who are bowed down;
The LORD loves the righteous;
The LORD protects the strangers;
He supports the fatherless and the widow,
But He thwarts the way of the wicked.
The LORD will reign forever,
Your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the LORD!
I love this psalm! I had to post the whole thing!
I love that the Lord is God, who made heaven and earth and still He cares for weak and helpless people. Do you see what He does for the hungry, prisoners, blind, those bowed down, the righteous, the stranger, the fatherless, the widow? Let’s see… He feeds, sets free, opens eyes, raises up, loves, protects, and supports. The wicked get thwarted.
Amazing God. Wonderful God. He is my help and my hope!
This is cause to place your trust in the right place. This is cause to praise the Lord!
The eyes of all look to You,
And You give them their food in due time.
You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The LORD is righteous in all His ways And kind in all His deeds.
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
Today is the day of the total eclipse. We are warned not to stare at the sun.
So where should my eyes look? To the Son!
He gives food at the right time.
He opens His hand.
He is righteous.
He is kind.
He is near.
And He is so much more! Read the Psalm.
Wonderful, wonderful Lord!
My lovingkindness and my fortress,
My stronghold and my deliverer,
My shield and He in whom I take refuge.
I love this description of the Lord!
There are all these strong, safe, powerful descriptions:
And this sweet, soft comfy description:
Wonderful, wonderful Lord! And He's mine. Is He yours?
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!