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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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Dear Lord, open our hearts and our minds to the power of Your Word, which as we read, we may know, understand, and obey Your Word for us today. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. (Author unknown)
Today’s scripture reading:
How could the message be more clear? The writer was telling the individual listeners to praise God. What a fitting way to end this book of praise—with a direct encouragement for you to remember to praise Him every day! (NLT)
Psalm 150:1-6 – Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his heavenly dwelling; praise him in his mighty heaven! Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness! Praise him with a blast of the trumpet; praise him with the lyre and harp! Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals. Let everything that lives sing praises to the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! –Psalm 150:6 (NRSV)
Carol Purves (Cumbria, England) titled her story “NOT-SO-QUIET TIME WITH GOD;” here is a portion of Carol’s story:
“For many people, being alone with God means ‘quiet time’ without interference from the outside world. However, because I am an extrovert, quietness is not in my nature.
“When I pray, I have found it easier to speak aloud to God as though speaking to a human friend. My quiet time can also include singing. Sometimes I sing the words of a hymn or a praise song which connect with the biblical words I have been studying. Occasionally my time alone with God is accompanied by the sound of weeping – tears shed for a family tragedy or for the state of the world. Finally there are times I need to shout out loud – in anger or frustration toward God. But more often my shouts have been those of joy and happiness that mere words cannot express. . . .”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Time with God does not have to be quiet.
Prayer: Whether silent or spoken, whether noisy or quiet, may our praise and thanksgiving be pleasing to you, O God. Amen.
Prayer Focus: THOSE WHO FIND TI DIFFICULT TO PRAY
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