Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What Matters Most?

I lie awake thinking of You, meditating on you through the night.  Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings.  I cling to You; Your strong right hand holds me securely.------Psalm 63:7-8

Sometimes I think that God must sit up in Heaven, and looking down on mankind, thinks "Why did I ever give them so much WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE, because they now have managed to come up with ALL this technology and it is consuming their EVERY waking moment."

And if in fact He has had a thought or two like that He is RIGHT on SPOT, because that is a pretty GOOD synopsis of our daily routine.  For some of us, the FIRST thing we do when we wake up in the mornings is to reach over and grab our phones or tablets and the LAST thing we do at night is to take one last look at Facebook, before we close our sleepy little eyes.  Just WHERE and WHEN do we SQUEEZE in some GOOD, QUALITY, INTIMATE, QUIET-TIME with the Lord?  Boy, I don't know about you all, but my toes are hurting now, this message is just as MUCH for ME as it is for YOU!

The Psalmist, who by the way, was King David, said; "I lie awake thinking about You, I MEDITATE on you THROUGH the night."  In other words David is saying that the Lord God is on his MIND and in his HEART EVERY WAKING MOMENT.  How many of us can say that?  David didn't just give God a passing thought, he MEDITATED on Him, that by the way, is a DEFINITE HEART THING.  To meditate means to "DEEPLY REFLECT" upon the Creator of this ENTIRE UNIVERSE.

The King goes on to say, "Because you are my HELPER, I sing for JOY in the shadow of Your wings."  David KNEW where his HELP came from and it wasn't from his mighty army or what his position in life was, nor  was it from his family or friends.  His HELP came from the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!  This filled David with JOY.  Do we REJOICE in the Lord God, KNOWING that He is our HELPER?

David also says that he CLINGS to the LORD GOD, because He upholds him with His STRONG and MIGHTY right hand. What an AWESOME CONSOLATION to KNOW that GOD ALMIGHTY is SUSTAINING US, His children, with His STRONG and MIGHTY RIGHT HAND.

If you don't KNOW our LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER, and have NEVER experienced the JOY of Him being YOUR HELPER, or have NEVER been able to have the CONSOLATION of being held by His STRONG and MIGHTY right hand, you can by:  CONFESSING your sins to God, asking for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION.  Do it NOW, while you STILL can.  He's waiting!!!

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