Saturday, October 25, 2008

Spiritual Sundays

Spiritual Sundays is a gathering over at Blogger Spirit to share inspirational posts. My purpose in posting is to prepare my heart for worship on Sunday. Usually after a busy week, it takes a deliberate effort to focus on the things of the Lord and a time of preparation for my heart to be ready to receive God's Word on Sunday. Our hearts are like the soil of the ground and sometimes need a little tilling or churning up for the seed to be planted and grow. It is a blessing to use this time to turn my thoughts and heart toward the things of the Lord and get ready to worship Him.
Psalms 33 & 34 are psalms full of wisdom and praise. As I was reading through these this week there were several verses to reflect and grasp hold of in our heart as we face the uncertainty of our current times. Here are a few highlighted verses:

I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make its boast in the Lord.
I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good, Blessed is the man who trusts in Him.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are open to their cry.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
Behold the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him.
Our soul waits for the Lord, He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You.


May your Sunday be blessed and your faith rest in God alone.

10 comments:

  1. Your post today was like a cool breeze. It lifted me up! Every week I look forward to assembling with others of like faith. I preached for fifty years and Sunday was always my favorite day of the week. But now, even though I am not the one preaching the message, I am always thrilled to hear the word of God and to join with others in praising Him. It is encouraging to know that there are others that are looking forward to Sunday also.

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  2. This is so good. The line "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" just kind of leapt out at me. It reminds me of how our nation is getting farther and farther away from the Lord as a nation. I pray that God will lead us back before it is too late.
    Have a blessed Sunday.
    Charlotte

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  3. Aren't the psalms so healing?!

    Love,

    Kate.

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  4. When David wrote these words, he helped us all get strength from the Lord. Happy Spiritual Sunday!

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  5. I love the Psalms, thank-you for sharing these two verses I truly need to read this at this time of bad times every where. This nation is so heavy on my heart we all need to pray diligently.Thank-you so much I looked forward to your post on Sundays.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  6. "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good, Blessed is the man who trusts in Him." I love that verse!! I love the book of Psalms too!

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  7. I'm heading off to bed soon, what a wonderful way to end my evening. Your Psalms are beautiful and encouraging, a reminder the Lord is always there with me.

    Have a wonderful evening, blessings,
    Kathi :)

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  8. Thank you d=so musch I need these verses. be blessed

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  9. Beautiful! We neglect the preparation of our hearts so often. We get busy, busy, busy... My husband and I laugh that suddenly we feel like cleaning our home on Sunday mornings and it seems so easy. Hmmm... The enemy hates spiritual preparation and does anything to interfere with it.

    Good word, KJ

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