WEEK 9 – More Devotion
“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice.” — James C. Collins, Good to Great
Overview: This psalm is a psalm of praise and devotion to God.The psalmist stirs himself and his soul to praise God. Asking for favor personally and for the church as a whole. Praising God because he is constant, just, and kind. We need to realize whom we are praising. The creator of all, all-knowing, merciful God, Jesus Christ. We should seek Him and pray with authority. Commanding the angels, praising Jesus, and thanking Him for His mighty works. Our hearts should change as we praise Him. Magnifying our love and thankfulness.
Memory verse: 1-3 – 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed . 7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. 8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. 9 He will not always chide : neither will he keep his anger for ever. 10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. 14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. 15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth . 16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. 17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; 18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. 19 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. 20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. 21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. 22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.
Prayer: Lord help me move from good to great in my relationship with you. No matter what life throws at me, let me seek after you with all of my heart in the way that Cornelius did. Your Word promises that if I will seek, that I shall find – Help me find everything that you want for my life. Help me be the type of person who will be open to new and greater experiences that You will give me as You see fit. Thank you for where I am today, thank you for the opportunity to study Your Word and meditate on You!