Slippery feet


Key Verse

“But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” – Psalm‬ ‭73:2-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Key Words

  • Feet
  • Slipped
  • Foothold
  • Envied
  • Arrogant
  • Prosperity
  • Wicked

Todays Reading

Psalm 72-75

“May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. Then all nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed. Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.” – Psalm‬ ‭72:17-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.
When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.” – ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭73:1, 16-17, 21-22, 25-28 Niv
“We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.” – Psalm‬ ‭74:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.” – Psalm‬ ‭75:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

God expects us to be pure in heart, fully committed to Him, but so many time we disappoints Him. Worldly people might have wealth and a good life on earth, but that really is the test; will we be obedient to God in this life? I might think that arrogance will get me what I want like most worldly people do, but remember God is still in control He will look after you. When we look at things from a worldly perspective we will envy the wicked and become like them. As Asaph had said when he got into the sanctuary, then only he understood their final destiny. How much time do I spend with God to etay close to Him and understand things from a spiritual perspective? We are worldly when we aregrieved, embittered, senseless and ignorant. 

It is truly good to be close to God !!!
It must have been truly hard when there was no prophet in Israel for 400 years. Would you stay faithfull to God even in the tough times?

Prayer for today

God almighty truly you are God who created heaven and earth. As I look at your creation I marvel at what you have made! I saw some hedgehogs (Or shallow pigs if directly translated into english) and a little Oorbietjie buck yesterday, I heard a fish eagle cry over the dam in the North West. How amazing that was. Driving on a ball of magma that hangs suspended in space circling a fiery ball of radioactive mass that is circling a black hole in the middle of nowhere, truly astouding. Your thoughts o God is truly not our thoughts. We always try to explain what you have made or try to fathom the meaning of all this. We havent even gotten to the closest planed that is in our solar system, although we have big plans. Help me just to humble myself every day and stand amaized at all your wonders. Loie Einstein said: Either everything is not a miracle or either everything is. I vouch for the latter. I pray that I will always be able to see things from a spiritual perspctive. Help me to stay faithful to you even when everything seems to go wrong and the whole world seems to be against you. Help me always to get input from spiritual men and confess my sin, because I really only sin against you o Lord. I pray that I will love people with the love of the Lord. Amen

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A ray of the sun


Verse of the day

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭67:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬


Key memory phrases

  • Gracious
  • Bless
  • Face
  • Ways
  • Salvation
  • Nations

Todays reading

Psalm 64-67

“The righteous will rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him!”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭64:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • See what comes out of our hearts when we are close to God, rejoicing and glorifying Him. Have you been focussing on the wrong things? The only way to turn that around is to spend time with God.

“When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭65:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Do you know why you are overwhelmed? Yes it is sin, doing what I want and not what God wants. No wonder. You see closeness to God is always a choice, what will your deeds reflect today about your faith? What would you qualify as good things? Material possessions or being with God?

“If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭66:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Struggling with the same sin over and over? Dont I cherish that? Do you feel God is not listening?

Prayer

Morning Father. I come this morning before you humbled most times by my sin and lack of cherishing you over the world. I pray that you will always be my first priority in my life. I pray for our country that it might live in peace, so that we might glorify you and live peaceful lives. Jesus thank you for dying on the cross for me, I am truly an undeserving sinner that has been forgiven and can stand with confidence before you Lord. I pray for my new friend that he might be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth and spend his eternity with you. So true that scripture that we will have many troubles in this world (my computer and printer) I did not anticipate but God with your strength I will overcome. Help me God to love your church and encourage them daily. I pray for our move that it will go well and that we have chosen the right company. I pray for my wife to complete not one but two tenders today and if it is your will that we will get it. I dont know your plans but I do know they are good, help me to keep on trusting you even when it hurts. Love you my Lord.


Love, Love, Love, Love…

Verse for the day

“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails”

‭‭1 Cor 13:6-8 NIV‬‬ (substitute your name with love)


Key Words

  • Delight
  • Rejoices
  • Always
  • Protects
  • Trusts
  • Hopes
  • Perseveres
  • Fails


Daily Reading

Psalm 60-63

“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭63:1-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Isn’t this a heartfelt psalm and letter to God. How often do we tell God how we feel about him or does He only hear our problems, frustration and plea for goods that we do not have. David truly understands that he needs God and cannot function without him, a true reflection of what a marriage should be like. How often do you tell your wife that you need her and like in a movie “you complete me”. Is God’s love better than life for you, does it show up in your schedule, your meetings, your relationships, your money and your time spent with God? How is your praising of God?

Prayer

Lord truly you are the light of my life, I will praise you everyday singing in the car rather than put on the radio. On my bed at night I remember your. When I share the gospel with people I will long for you you and hope to introduce You to them. Please fill me with your zeal that I may represent you as a true ambassador of Christ. Help me to have a clear conscience by confessing my sin not just to You but people because that brings healing as the scriptures says. I long for you sincerely and look forward every day to spend time with you reading your love letter to me and praying and sharing with people what you mean to me. God help me to depend on your strenth and not to be self reliant because that is just pride in my heart. I love, love, love, love You and the gospel in a word is love. Amen