Beauty For Ashes

to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praiseinstead of a spirit of despair - Isaiah 6:2, 3, NIV Free Images Photo When I read this scripture verse, I think of this …

God Has Done Great Things

Praise the name of the Lord; Praise Him, O you servants of the Lord!  You who stand in the house of the Lord, In the courts of the house of our God,  Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant (Psalm 135:1-3, NKJV) Image by Masterfile Bless the Lord, o my soul and all that is within, bless His holy …

God’s Fairness

I will thank the Lord because He is just.  I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High (Psalm 7:17) I try to be fair to others because God is fair to me.  When I do wrong He brings it to my attention and gives me the opportunity to do what is …

A New Song

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory (Psalm 98:1, NKJV. We sing a new song for each victory because each trial is different. Since God promised, “I will never leave you nor forsake you, we can have faith in His promises to help us …

What God Wants

If you want to know what God wants, the best place to find out is in the Bible.  One morning I was reading one of the psalms and God clearly spelled out what He wanted from His people.  "O my people, listen as I speak.  Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am …

God Lifted Me Up

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire.  He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.  He has given me a new song to …

Singing

I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me - Psalm 13:6 Ranan means to sing, shout, cry out.  Ranan is often used to express joy, exultation which seems to demand loud singing, especially when it comes to praising God. Isaiah 12:6 Proverbs 8:3 Psalm 32:11 Shir calls people to express …

Hope in His Mercy

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom - Psalm 90:12 My son and I used to sing, "This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it"  Every morning, I thank God for waking me up to enjoy another day.  …

While We Still Can…

The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor any who go down into silence - Psalm 115:17 Yesterday, while my husband and I were singing hymns before the close of our weekly Sabbath worship, it hit me that when you are dead you can't praise God anymore.  And I was so thankful that I'm still alive to be able to …

Choosing Love Over Fear

He sat at the piano, running his fingers over the keys.  His heart was heavy and his mind muddled.  Music was elusive.  He couldn't concentrate.  All he could think about was her and how much he missed her.  What a fool he had been to let her walk out of his life.  He had allowed …

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