Monday, August 23, 2010

Psalms of Praise

Some of you may or may not have noticed that I took a "bloggy" break last week! {in fact, I took a break from most of the internet for the week!}

It was something that was welcomed and very much needed!

I got some cleaning/organizing done. Played, a lot, with my kiddos. Made some delicious homemade suppers. And just "bummed" around! It was great!

I don't think we realize just how much time the internet takes up until we go a week without it!

But, it is nice to be back. Nice to sit here and write my thoughts out for whomever to read!

I am still reading through the Bible in 90 Days with Mom's Toolbox. I am a few days behind, but will get caught up. It is like I am on a roller coaster ride. I go from being caught up and even a few days ahead, to being a few days behind and then ahead again! But, I am just thankful and blessed to be reading my Bible, freely, and soaking in as much as I can from each days reading!

I love reading the Psalms. I couldn't wait to get to this book in my reading! It is one of my favorite books of the Bible! It is pretty much chapter after chapter of praise to my Father. I catch myself singing a lot while reading since a lot of the Psalms are what we sing in Church!

My favorite chapter in Psalms is the following,

Psalm 139

O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.
Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

Do you have a favorite Psalm? If so, I would love to hear what it is!

Praying for all the Bible in 90 Days participants. Whether you are ahead, on schedule, or behind, you are on the right track; spending time daily in God's Word!

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It is good to give thanks to the Lord,to sing praises to your name, O Most High. ~ Psalm 92:1

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  1. For some reason this comment box has been acting up, so I am just checking to see if this posts or not! :)

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Psalms of Praise

Some of you may or may not have noticed that I took a "bloggy" break last week! {in fact, I took a break from most of the internet for the week!}

It was something that was welcomed and very much needed!

I got some cleaning/organizing done. Played, a lot, with my kiddos. Made some delicious homemade suppers. And just "bummed" around! It was great!

I don't think we realize just how much time the internet takes up until we go a week without it!

But, it is nice to be back. Nice to sit here and write my thoughts out for whomever to read!

I am still reading through the Bible in 90 Days with Mom's Toolbox. I am a few days behind, but will get caught up. It is like I am on a roller coaster ride. I go from being caught up and even a few days ahead, to being a few days behind and then ahead again! But, I am just thankful and blessed to be reading my Bible, freely, and soaking in as much as I can from each days reading!

I love reading the Psalms. I couldn't wait to get to this book in my reading! It is one of my favorite books of the Bible! It is pretty much chapter after chapter of praise to my Father. I catch myself singing a lot while reading since a lot of the Psalms are what we sing in Church!

My favorite chapter in Psalms is the following,

Psalm 139

O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.
Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

Do you have a favorite Psalm? If so, I would love to hear what it is!

Praying for all the Bible in 90 Days participants. Whether you are ahead, on schedule, or behind, you are on the right track; spending time daily in God's Word!

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{If you are having trouble leaving me a comment, please either email me or contact me via twitter or facebook, letting me know of the problem. For some reason my comment box is only letting me comment. Hoping to figure this out and fix the problem soon! Sorry for the inconvenience and Thank You for your patience and understanding!}

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,to sing praises to your name, O Most High. ~ Psalm 92:1

3 comments:

  1. For some reason this comment box has been acting up, so I am just checking to see if this posts or not! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for hopping by my blog earlier today...thought I'd return the hop and glad I did. Beautiful posts! God is good!

    ReplyDelete

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