Friday, February 21, 2014

New Weekly Post - "Honey for the Heart"

I have felt a tug lately to share a weekly post that encourages you, my readers to Trust in God , praise God for His love, rejoice in God as Jehovah, learn about His mercy, and seek God's forgiveness, when we have sinned. As you'll discover, all these can be found in one particular Old Testament book.....

The Book of Psalms actually means "Book of Praises" in Hebrew.  It is a book of the Bible, where we not only learn all about God’s character, but also where we can explore all the parts of our lives and  say who we are and what is in us—guilt, anger, salvation, praise—to the God who loves, judges and saves us in Jesus Christ.

Calvin called them "an anatomy of all the parts of the soul." Everything that anyone can feel or experience in relation to God is in these prayers.

As I share different verses from the Psalms every week, remember that the Psalms are to be read with your heart, as well as your head. Truth about God, ourselves, and living life will be found in images, word pictures and emotions. Many of the Psalms meet us where we are, in the nitty-gritty of everyday life, and they point us to our compassionate Creator who is our King, Warrior, Fortress, Shepherd, and Rock. Let the beauty of these Songs sink deep into your soul and they will become 

Remember God's Faithfulness
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Psalm 77:11

I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
    yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
I will consider all your works
    and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”
 Your ways, God, are holy.
    What god is as great as our God? 
 You are the God who performs miracles;
    you display your power among the peoples. 
 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people,
    the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.

 Psalm 77:11-15

One of the first symptoms of old age is "forgetfulness". I have to admit, the older I get, the more forgetful I am becoming. I lose things all the time. I always forget to buy something I meant to get at the store when I go to town.(Even when I have a list!) And, yes, I even have walked into a room to get/do something and forgotten what I walked in for. (So frustrating!)

The Psalms give us many reminders of the things that we must take heed of. One very important thing we must never forget is the faithfulness of God. No matter what happens in our personal lives, or what occurs in the world and events around us, we must unswervingly hold onto His faithfulness. How can we trust in Him to always be faithful, though? 

In Psalm 77, it says we are to remember....

When we remember the works of God, it is a powerful reminder against distrust of His promise and goodness. In the Old Testament, we can remember how He redeemed the decedents of Jacob and Joseph. Today, His works and wonders may be personal things in our lives that we have seen Him do or they can be public acts of God saving and protecting His children.

As we remember the blessings of God, these remembrances will be a glorious message of encouragement!

Lord, help us remember your faithfulness to those from the days of old and in our own lives today. Give us strength and faith to hold unswervingly to Your promises! Amen.


  1. Remembering is one of the reasons I like to write in a prayer journal! One reason is just to get my thoughts and prayers out...but then, when I go back and look over some of the things that I've written in weeks, months or years past, I can see the outcome of those prayers! I am then reminded of God's faithfulness and the blessings that He continually showers on me!

    Happy Sunday!

    Love, Joan

    1. Me too, Joan! Whenever I start to get a little discouraged, I start reading through some of my old journals, too! God's faithfulness shines through every time!!


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