Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord’s name is to be praised. Psalm 113 NKJV
The Christian life is often described as a race. There are different types of races and runners. I consider myself a sprinter. I learn and adapt to new things quickly. I get excited and throw myself into new projects with enthusiasm.
I can also burn out quickly and give up too soon. The Lord is teaching me to be a marathon runner!
When I struggle emotionally or spiritually, I praise the Lord. Remembering the goodness of God helps me take my thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ.
The Christian life is also described as a fight. Our fight of faith takes place in our minds. A good soldier trains and prepares properly before stepping on the field of battle.
The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens, Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high, Who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth? Vs 4-6
Almighty God is above and over all things. His wisdom power and knowledge are complete and infinite.
God does not look down on us with an air of superiority. He humbles Himself to exalt the lowly. Jesus clothed Himself in humility when He took the form of a man. God promises to honor people who honor Jesus!
He raises the poor out of the dust, And lifts the needy out of the ash heap, That He may seat him with princes-With the princes of His people. He grants the barren woman a home, Like a joyful mother of children. Vs 7-9
Jesus lifts-up the poor in power resources and spirit. Jesus provides for the spiritually physically and financially needy. Jesus gives grace to the humble of heart.
The world is full of throw away people. We find them huddled in sections of town hidden from view under a bridge in parks or garbage dumps all over the world. Jesus humbled Himself for all of us. No one is disposable to the King of Kings. Jesus loves everyone!
You may have a short memory and not much stamina. You may feel abandoned and unworthy. God has not forgotten you. Jesus wants to be your strength when you are walking in great faith. Jesus wants to be your hope when you feel faithless!
Praise the Lord. Praise Him because He is worthy of praise honor and glory. Praise Jesus because He humbles Himself to lift you up when you feel unworthy and unloved. Praise Jesus because He loves you as only the God of perfection can!
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