Tuesday 1, September 2015
Bible Passage(s): Psalm 103: 1-10
Memory Verse: “Praise the LORD, O my soul all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul and forget not all his benefits —'' Ps 103:1-2 NIV
This is a Psalm of praise, written by King David to demonstrate and acknowledge the wisdom of God and praise Him for His many benefits, ongoing mercy, His transcendent glory and gentle care, which He has bestowed upon him. The psalmist therefore enjoined us to bless the Lord with all our soul and all that is within us. That is every fiber of our being.
Indeed we have many things for which to praise and bless the Lord. Though our situation, sometimes may appear bleak and we do not feel like praising Him, David still enjoins us to praise Him all the same. ....
This is because, inspite of our present condition and circumstances, the Lord has done great and marvelous things in righteousness for us and our hearts should reverberate in praises and adoration of our God. See the many benefits, love and care that He has bestowed upon us His children (verses 3 -10 - The Message Bible and NKJV):
- He forgives our sins — every one.
- He heals our diseases — every one.
- He redeems us from hell — saves your life!
- He crowns us with love and mercy — a paradise crown.
- He wraps us in goodness — beauty eternal.
- He renews our youth — we are always young in his presence.
- The LORD executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
- He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
- The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
- He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever.
- He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.
So as you go on, this new month, look back and recount all His benefits in your life and let your heart sing praises to the Lord! Let your praises be more than your requests! This is the sure way to show your gratitude and put yourself in the position to receive more from Him. For sure His steadfast love never ceases, His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning, great is His faithfulness to His children. The Lord will perfect all that concerns you this month. Your life will generate more praises and acclamation to His Holy in Jesus mighty name.
Therefore as you praise the Lord this month, you will receive a visitation from the Lord and great miracle in Jesus name. You will return next month, again with songs of joy, because the Lord will turn around your situation (captivity). It will look like a dream. Your mouth will be filled with laughter and your tongue with signing. People will see you and testify to what the Lord has done for you, because He will do great things for you and you will be glad. Because you have sowed seeds of praises to the Lord this month, you will return again next month rejoicing and bringing your armloads of blessings and great testimonies unto Him.
May the Lord bless and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace, now and forevermore. Amen. Have a wonderful month.
Prayer Points for the month
Make use of Psalm 103 to praise the Lord all through this month.
President, Grace Leadership Foundation.
Tuesday 1, September 2015
The heavenly Father will grant you wisdom to know what priorities you need at this season of your life. He will guide you in all you do and you will bring Him the honour He deserves with the way you live in Jesus mighty name.