July 9, 2018
Praise | July 9, 2018
July 9, 2018
“At the center of the Bible is the book of Psalms. This great collection of songs and prayers expresses the heart and soul of humanity. In them, the whole range of human experiences is expressed… David and the other writers honestly pour out their true feelings, reflecting a dynamic, powerful and life-changing friendship with God. The psalmists confess their sins, express their doubts and fears, ask God for help in times of trouble, and praise and worship him.
In reality, it is only when honest feelings and emotions are shared that real people can be known, loved and helped… by limiting the depth [despair] and height [celebration] of our communication [with God], we become shallow in our relationship with him. But God knows us and wants to have genuine communication with us.”
(Life Application Bible Forward to the Book of Psalms)
QUESTIONS FOR THE FIELD
- Consider these questions below as you reread the psalm.
- Is there a promise to claim?
- Is there a lesson to learn?
- Is there a blessing to enjoy?
- Is there a command to obey?
- Is there a sin to avoid?
- Is there a new thought to carry with me?
Lord, God. We praise you as the Creator of all that is, seen and unseen. You are the sunlight dancing on the morning lawn; you are the blue in the summer sky; you are the twirl of the calling bird; you are the breath in my nostrils! Thank you for a community in which my life can be shared! Hallelujah! Amen!