July 7, 2008

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One of my favorite books of the Bible is Psalms. I think that's because you can find every human emotion there somewhere. Most of the time, I'm a pretty upbeat person. I think that's why I really like Psalm 63, particularly verses 3-5. They say "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. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you." (NIV) I love it!

We all have different life experiences, plus we're wired differently so I'm guessing there are a lot of favorite Psalms out there. So what's yours, and why? I'd love to hear from you. Tami W.

P.S. I promised you an update on my holiday Bible reading. My plan worked perfectly. Friday morning while my husband and our guest were inside the house, I slipped outside with my Bible. It was wonderful! The sun was shining, the birds were singing and I actually read about three times as much as normal. Hum--I think I'll have to try that plan again.

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This is a great question, and honestly I had to really think about what my favorite Psalms are...here are my favorites and I know they are many others - Psalm 103, 139, 121, but if I had to pick one Psalm out of all the others it would be Psalm 119, and here's why - whenever I have found myself thirsting for God's Word and feeling parched, I read this Psalm and it reminds me once again about the power of His word.

As for how I did this weekend, like you, I did well. I'm glad I took the challenge, and I look forward to the others responses to this question :)

Tami,
My favorite is Psalm 101. It helps remind me who I need to be when I'm by myself and who I should surround myself with.
K

It's hard to pick just one but, Psalm 51 would have to be my favorite because it tells me that no matter how far I fall it's never too far from God's forgiveness. God is not out to get me nor does He delight in my falling. He wants me to know that He is a God of grace and mercy and that I don't need to stay weighted down by guilt and shame. He is the Power that creates a new heart and renews a steadfast spirit in me. All I need do is come to Him in repentance and He restores me. Man, God is so good and worthy of ALL of my praise!!

My favorite psalm - wow I have many.
First of all I like psalm 1, because it contains the formula for success.
Then I like Psalm 5 verses 11 and 12. because of what it says.
I like psalm 16 because it starts with words of "dependence," and ends with "in thy presence" so it is a psalm outlining the Christain pathway from beginning to end. The Lord Jesus is the perfect example of this and is a model for us to follow.
Then there is Psalms 22, 23 and 24. It is said that in the gospels you get the facts, where in the Psalms you get the feelings. The first half of Psalm 22 you get the feelings of the Lord on the cross. When I think of the Lord suffering like this for me, it causes me to want to cry. So Psalm 22 is what has been done for me in the past. Psalm 23 is what is being done for me now in the present. And Psalm 24 is what is gong to happen in the future when the Lord comes to reign.
I could go on but this is getting too long. As you can see there are many Psalms I like.
In His love, Gord B.

The book of Psalms is my favorite book. I can always find comfort, mercy and grace in the Psalms. The Psalms teaches me how to endure, how to call upon my Lord, and how to rest in His unabounding mercy. No matter my situation or state of mind the Psalms always brings back to praising my glorious Savior Jesus Christ!!

As for the weekend. I failed

Trusting in my Lord and Savior Jesus,
Debbie

I wouldn't say Psalm 26 (today's reading)is my favorite one, since there are so many that minister to my soul, but I love verse 8: "O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells." How incredible that the God of Ages lives with me. He makes my heart His dwelling place. I can't get over it.

One of my favorite Psalms is Ps. 84. It leads me to praise the Lord with my lips and my life. It causes me to rejoice that HE is my strength. It reminds me that I would rather be walking with Him, obeying Him, resting in Him, than anything else.

David had walked with righteousness bebore man and GOD. He wanted GOD to judge him with all fairness as HE does all men. He has been careful to not associate with men that are not who GOD wants him to deal with on a daily basis. He wants and tries to worship, being thankful for the good and the bad that comes into his life because he trusts HIS LORD and Savior for all.
I really enjoy reading what others are saying. Thank you again.
Rebekah

Many of the Psalms are wonderful. Psalm 23 is special to me because it speaks of the reality of God's presence and guidance in my life each day. His love and goodness is evident in the various ways He cares for me. I am comforted and secure to know that my future is to be with the Lord forever.

Today's reading was wonderful along with the questions to consider. What a great reminder in how we are to serve our Lord, by what our actions and comments are. What an overwhelming peace knowing He dwells in my heart and I can speak to Him plainly as David has done. What a wonderful example for us all!!!

I pray we all walk in integrity with our Lord and Savior!!!

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