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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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 or who strenthens you ?

““Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.” 

  • Many a times we cause the difficult circumstances that makes us suffer (Pr 19:3) but then we blame it on God instead of repenting and doing God’s will.

The LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” 

  • Do I use the talents God has given me ?
  • We dont need super powers in ourselves but realize God will do it through us.

“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” The LORD answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”” – ‭‭Judges‬ ‭6:13-16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • We doubt ourselves whether we can do it.
  • If God is with us, we can accomplish anything, because nothing is impossible with God.