Monday, September 19, 2011

Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday. 9/19/11

This Sunday in Sunday school meditated on Psalm 145.

Psalm 145 ESV
Great Is the LORD
[a] A Song of Praise. Of David.
 1 I will extol you, my God and King,
   and bless your name forever and ever.
2Every day I will bless you
    and praise your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,
   and his greatness is unsearchable.
 4 One generation shall commend your works to another,
   and shall declare your mighty acts.
5On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
   and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
   and I will declare your greatness.
7They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
   and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
 8The LORD is gracious and merciful,
   slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9The LORD is good to all,
   and his mercy is over all that he has made.
 10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD,
   and all your saints shall bless you!
11They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
   and tell of your power,
12to make known to the children of man your[b] mighty deeds,
   and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
   and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
   [The LORD is faithful in all his words
   and kind in all his works.][c]
14The LORD upholds all who are falling
   and raises up all who are bowed down.
15The eyes of all look to you,
   and you give them their food in due season.
16You open your hand;
   you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17The LORD is righteous in all his ways
   and kind in all his works.
18The LORD is near to all who call on him,
   to all who call on him in truth.
19He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
   he also hears their cry and saves them.
20The LORD preserves all who love him,
   but all the wicked he will destroy.
 21My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,
   and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

The verse that stood out to me, and that I have been mediating on is Psalm 145:8:
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
   slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Something that Pastor Ray had us do with this verse was to put it into our own words. This is my version of this verse:
The lord is giving and doesn’t punish me as I deserve, He is full of Love and not anger (he is patient).

God really is gracious and merciful, he sent his one and only son to die for me, so that I might not have to be punished as I deserve, for I am a sinner. He is full of love; one of the ways that he shows it is by sending his son to die on the cross for me. He is slow to anger, He could have just punished us all, but instead, he sent his son Jesus. Everything he is points to Jesus and Love.

Sometimes it is easy to forget what Jesus has done for me. I get used to life and the rut of things…  and forget all that Jesus has done for me. So don’t be like me, take time right now to reflect and meditate on all that Jesus/God has done in your life.

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When someone is tagged they are invited to tell 10 random things about themselves and then tag five other people. Enjoy learning some new things about your fellow bloggers!

My Random Things About me:
1. Hate wearing socks… They make my feet sweaty! Even during the winter, I either let my feet freeze or wear my monkey slippers. If it is way too cold I will wear socks, but I prefer not to. 

2. I really don’t like wearing shoes. I try to get away without wearing shoes. I actually burnt my feet this year walking outside here in AZ without shoes. The bottom of my feet hurt for 3days. :-(

3. I really really really like Cheerios. Don’t ask me why, but I love them. I will eat them plain, or put honey on them or splenda and cinnamon. I just really like them.
4. I do my best never to open my text books for my college classes. A lot of times I can go the whole semester with only reading one chapter. Don’t ask me how I can do that and still make As but I can.

5. My favorite meal is fettuccine alfredo from olive garden. Yes, specifically from olive garden because they make it the best! (Actually there is one other place I like it at, which is in TN but I cannot remember the name).
6. Children make me happy, every time I see one; I want to spend time with them. I love working with children. I really miss babysitting! I miss Sydney and Vann! 

7. I didn’t ride a roller coaster until I was 13. My first two roller coasters were The Rockin Roller Coaster at Disney World and Montu at Busch Gardens.

8. I haven’t folded or put away clothes in over 2 weeks, so there is a giant mound of clean clothes in our bedroom.

9. I cannot stand fake Cheetos, Goldfish nor Cheese its. The generic brands just taste weird and icky… 

10. I only have two semesters left in college. I graduate Dec 2012. :) I take my certification exams in January when I go home to FL. 

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