A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by

Verse of the day

“A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.” – Psalm‬ ‭90:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Key Words

  • Thousand
  • Years
  • Like a day
  • Just gone by
  • Watch in the night

Reading for Today

Psalm 90 – 93

“You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.

God knows everything about us even our secrets. Put your heart before God and your struggles He wants to help you and lead you to peace.

Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

Wow God has given us 70 to 80 years to live. It is reassuring that God says they are but trouble and sorrow. So if I have an unrealistic expectation of life I will be disappointed most of the time. 

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Your days are numbered whether you accept it of not. Almost sounds like a project manager gantt chart with project duration and relationships on it. I think if we view it like that we will use our days so much more effectively.

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

Do you have an emotional connection with God. How real is God to you?

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.” – ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭90:4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Amazing to think God establishes us in our work. So if you are having problems at work, take it to God through prayer. 

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Almost sound like the umbrella of Santam protecting you. God is our insurance policy forever.

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Have you seen a mother hen cuddling her chicks under her wing. And all the girls go, ahhhhh. It is quite a cute scene. As men we would say that is for women, but don’t you appreciate a nice hug from a loved one. It is pretty much like that with God caring for us. It is intimate and reassuring.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

The battle is really the Lords, just give it to Him.

If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

“Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” – Psalm‬ ‭91:1-2, 4, 7, 9-10, 14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,

For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.

Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand, that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”” – Psalm‬ ‭92:1-2, 4, 6-7, 12-15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the LORD on high is mighty.” – Psalm‬ ‭93:4‬ ‭NIV

How does ut feel when you swim in the sea, quite humbling. That is how we should approach God.


Today’s Prayer 

Lord we are but a mist that appears, then is gone. Father I do trust that you will work out things according to your Glory. Helpme to be thankful and at peace of what You are doing. I pray that I will make today count. The world is so fleeting and empty. How awesome is Your nature, I stood in awe of the mountains yesterday missing my turnoff to work in Ellisras. Lord I am encouraged by my friends heart that after our bible study‬‬ he already invited a lady to join us. God you are at work in people’s hearts, I pray that I might be a good instrument to guide them to You, not a faulty one. Father I do know that people will lie and tell false truths about us. But like Jesus we should most probably just keep silent and let Your will be done.

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Sons of the Most High – gods


Verse of the day

““I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’” – Psalm‬ ‭82:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬


Key Words

  • Gods
  • Sons
  • Most High

Todays reading

Psalm 80 – 83

“Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.” – ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭80:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me. “But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.” – Psalm‬ ‭81:9, 11-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

““How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’” – Psalm‬ ‭82:2-4, 6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Cover their faces with shame, LORD, so that they will seek your name.” – Psalm‬ ‭83:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

When God makes His face shine apon us we are saved. Make me think of people that has a near death experience, they always see this bright light and then have a total serene experience being in paradise… So if we do not listen to God we do not submit to him, so you can go to church and be all religious and not do what the Bible says and think you are right with God, but are you really. Who do you think you are fooling. God in the end give us what we want, if it is to be a spiritual man then that is what you will become. If it is loving the world and everything in it, then that is what you will become. So it is really easy to see what you love, it will be evident. What is my attitude about the weak, do I go out and help them on a regular basis. How would I want other people to react when I am in a difficult spot? Go and do likewise. When we serve the God of the universe we are His sons, and yes that does make us in a sense mini gods without the attitude. Sometimes God has to put us in a difficult situation before we cry out and seek His face.

Prayer for Today

Amazing what the scripture says o Lord that we are gods because we worship You and You are our God, it is like the scripture says the son will inherit the fathers estate when he dies. Just in this case You will not die and we will live with you forever. Amazing Dad that analogy of the rope on the stage, our life on earth is like the first centimeter and we want to fight and fuss over that first centimeter but we do not see the kilometer rope lying on the stage of life that will be our eternity. So we are really short sigted and dumb if we just live for this world. Help me to see Your face and really be enlighted. I did a seeking God study with my friend in Lephalale tonight and know if he decides to seek You with all his heart he will find You like your word says. Then he can live for eternity with You. I pray God that his heart will be responsive. Amen and Amen.

Who is your shepherd ?


Verse of the day

“The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” – Psalm‬ ‭23:1-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Key words 

  • Lord
  • Shepherd
  • Lack
  • He makes
  • Leads me
  • He refreshes
  • He guides

Did you spot the pattern?

Reading for today

Psalm 68-71

“But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.” – Psalm‬ ‭68:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Answer me, LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me. Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble. Come near and rescue me; deliver me because of my foes.” – ‭Psalm‬ ‭69:16-18 Niv

“But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; LORD, do not delay.” – Psalm‬ ‭70:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.” – ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭71:20-21‬ ‭NIV

Rejoice, happy and joyful we can be in God, not in the world. Like the bible says the world and it’s pleasures will pass away. God’s goodness of his love and great mercy, wow I fall so short of that. Can I say I have great mercy when someone pursues you with or without cause to your detrement. Amazing heart of David, his resolve was that God will always come to his rescue be his deliverer even though he had his 30 mighty men, God was no. 1 mighty Men in his world. What comforts you, God? David was comforted by God through his prayer being open, how open are you with God in your prayers?

Prayer

Morning Father thank you for sending Jesus so He can be my redeemer so that I can have a relationship with You again. Being accused falsely for trying to do your job is not nice. In the end we still have to be righteous because God in the end we are accountable before you. Help me to love people unconditionally and see them as sheep that is lost and share the good news with them. Disappointment in the world will happen but help me to love people as You do taking me back every day even when I have sin grieviously. Thank you God that heaven can be our home and we are just appassing through. Theangels  becon me from the heavens open door and I can’t feel at home in this world any more … O Lord you know I have no friend but You, if heaven is not my home then Lord what will I do. Amen

Who is your shepherd ?


Verse of the day

“The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” – Psalm‬ ‭23:1-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Key words 

  • Lord
  • Shepherd
  • Lack
  • He makes
  • Leads me
  • He refreshes
  • He guides

Did you spot the pattern?

Reading for today

Psalm 68-71

“But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.” – Psalm‬ ‭68:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Answer me, LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me. Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble. Come near and rescue me; deliver me because of my foes.” – ‭Psalm‬ ‭69:16-18 Niv

“But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; LORD, do not delay.” – Psalm‬ ‭70:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.” – ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭71:20-21‬ ‭NIV

Rejoice, happy and joyful we can be in God, not in the world. Like the bible says the world and it’s pleasures will pass away. God’s goodness of his love and great mercy, wow I fall so short of that. Can I say I have great mercy when someone pursues you with or without cause to your detrement. Amazing heart of David, his resolve was that God will always come to his rescue be his deliverer even though he had his 30 mighty men, God was no. 1 mighty Men in his world. What comforts you, God? David was comforted by God through his prayer being open, how open are you with God in your prayers?

Prayer

Morning Father thank you for sending Jesus so He can be my redeemer so that I can have a relationship with You again. Being accused falsely for trying to do your job is not nice. In the end we still have to be righteous because God in the end we are accountable before you. Help me to love people unconditionally and see them as sheep that is lost and share the good news with them. Disappointment in the world will happen but help me to love people as You do taking me back every day even when I have sin grieviously. Thank you God that heaven can be our home and we are just appassing through. Theangels  becon me from the heavens open door and I can’t feel at home in this world any more … O Lord you know I have no friend but You, if heaven is not my home then Lord what will I do. Amen

What is your mission on earth ? 

Historically, the term “mission” was used to describe the acts of God, rather than the activities of churches. 

Mission is not something the church does for God. It is the church getting in sync with the heart of God and cooperating with the activity of God on Planet Earth. – Tom Jones

http://churchplants.com/articles/3033-church-planting-and-the-heart-of-god.html

To Heaven or Not ?

Is heaven a hope or as real as the earth and sky ?

Would you only know if it was too late ?

“Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.” – ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭20:11-15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Are you going to heaven ?

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0EF20MNU

Do you see being humble as a good thing ?

“Until a humility which will rest in nothing less than the end and death of self; which gives up all the honour of men as Jesus did, to seek the honour that comes from God alone; which absolutely makes and counts itself nothing, that God may be all, that the Lord alone may be exalted,—until such a humility be what we seek in Christ above our chief joy, and welcome at any price, there is very little hope of a religion that will conquer the world” – Andrew Murray