SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/30- “He The LORD GOD, Is The Bedrock Of Our Salvation!” (Psalms 18:2)
Premise Question: Is there another Bedrock, or rock, other than The LORD GOD Almighty, where upon, we could reliably build our lives, that would be as trustworthy, being absolutely dependably safe, sound and secure, giving us complete solace, serenity and success, while affording and providing us with much needed and greatly desired relief, aid and deliverance, a new life and eternal salvation; and that would also, truly be fulfilling, satisfying and refreshing, by renewing our strength and giving us real everlasting rest?
“The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.” (Psalms 18:2 NLT)
The LORD, who is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, The Creator of Heaven and earth and every thing therein, He is my firm foundation, my solid bedrock of hope and security, my strong, fortified, impenetrable citadel and my faithful Rescuer and Emancipator from bondage and the consequences of all my sin; which is eternal damnation, resulting in certain death. The Almighty is my LORD GOD, the strong tower of strength, that I quickly run into to take safe shelter, be at rest and completely protected from all that besets and hounds me. He, The LORD, is my buffer, as a shield, He surrounds me with His powerful presence and He is my safe mountain peak retreat, as He lifts me up and out of all trouble, with His redeeming love, His magnificent mercy and wonderful grace; which keeps me eternally secure, hidden in His divine presence—His everlasting safe haven. (Psalms18:2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Nope! There is not another trustworthy, or reliably dependable, Bedrock or Rock, whereby, one could choose to build their entire life upon; which would assure and guarantee them being totaling successful in attaining the granting, by The LORD GOD Almighty, of a completely satisfying, absolutely fulfilling, flourishing and most refreshing, everlasting life of peace, joy and rest.
He, The LORD, is the only one that we can, with great confidence and assurance, run to and into, as a fortified strong tower of power, of strength and protection; which will safely shield and secure us from all danger, harm and evil.
There is only One True Rock of our salvation! He is The Cornerstone that the builders rejected! He is The Foundational Stone of a whole new way of life to live our lives!
For we have been set free from the law of sin and death!
We are set free to be all that He has divinely planned and purposed for our lives!
We are set free to become and do much more than we would ever be able to achieve or accomplish on our own; doing things our own way, being led down a path that may seem right to us, but ultimately leads us astray and onto the path of destruction and eternal death!
There is only One Name, whereby, one can be rescued, delivered and saved, from this corrupted and evil dark world! His Name is Jesus Christ, The Rock, The Cornerstone, The Foundation Stone of our salvation and only way of escape from sin!
Every other way, stone or rock, is merely nothing more than a mirage of shifting and sinking sand!
Choose to build your life-house upon The Rock that won’t crack—Jesus Christ, The Solid Rock! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/24- “Its A Brand New Day, Therefore, It’s A Great Time To Sing About You, O LORD!” (Psalms 59:16)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/24- “Its A Brand New Day, Therefore, It’s A Great Time To Sing About You, O LORD!” (Psalms 59:16)
Premise Question: What day is it, what time is it, what are we to do about it and where are we to go?
“But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.” (Psalms 59:16 NLT)
But as for me, I will choose to begin each new day by rising up and singing a song, about Your marvelously strong and all powerful matchless strength. I will choose to rejoice, with celebratory worship and praise, by singing out, at the top of my lungs, using all of my breath, letting everyone, within earshot, know of Your incomparable, always constant, never failing, immeasurable love. For You, O LORD GOD Almighty, are my place of refuge, the tower of strength, that I run into for shelter and cover, my place of safety and aid, and my escape from all that is troubling, harmful, harassing and dangerous. You, O LORD, are my sanctuary of peace, my eternal resting place and my all sufficient provision for all of my needs. (Psalms 59:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I don’t know about anyone else, and therefore, I won’t speak for anyone else. But, this one thing I do absolutely know for sure! Each and everyday of my existence, I know what day and time it is, and I do know what I’ve decided to do about it and where and what direction I’m headed and going towards!
I accept and rejoice that each and every day is a brand new day, given to me by The LORD, that I have the privilege, honor and blessed opportunity to say: This is the day that The LORD has made! Therefore, I will rejoice and be very glad in it! I will choose to sing of the mercies of The LORD everyday! I will sing about His marvelous works and how His unfailing love endures forever and is extended to all generations everyday! I will sing everyday about how He is my safe hiding place, the place that I always run into when I’m in trouble or distressed, in desperate need of His comfort and peace, His protection, aid and relief and my strong shelter during life’s tumult and storms.
What day is it? What time is it and what should we do about it? It’s a brand new day, and therefore, it’s a great day to sing, shout and proclaim to everyone, including declaring it to ourselves, that The LORD is good and greatly to be praised and worshipped, with songs of thanksgiving and heartfelt gratitude! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 10/09- “Take Just One Tiny Sip, And You Will Surely See, And Then Want More!” (Psalms 34:8)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 10/09- “Take Just One Tiny Sip, And You Will Surely See, And Then Want More!” (Psalms 34:8)
Premise Question: Where can we go to find real joy, true satisfaction, complete fulfillment and safe refuge, that will truly satisfy our hunger, and quench the thirsting of our souls?
“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” (Psalms 34:8 NLT)
Come see, perceive and receive, ascertaining for yourself, by personally sampling just one sip of The LORD GOD Almighty’s wonderful goodness; His great generosity, lavishing love, magnificent mercy and the grandeur of His gracious favor. For when you drink in His goodness, you shall absolutely experience an exhilarating sensation, that will not be disappointing in anywise and will be quite tasty, satisfying and completely fulfilling to your spirit, soul and body; bringing you back again and again, to drink deep to your fill, even to overflowing, of the pure and refreshing, thirst quenching drink, that totally restores and renews. You will be greatly blessed, as you joyfully partake, drinking in His goodness and taking cover and refuge, in the shelter of His protection, safety and manifest presence. (Psalms 34:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It’s quite apparent, as well as somewhat revealing, that for many of us, as humankind, we tend to hunger and thirst after many different kinds of things in this life. We make every effort and attempt, in order to try and satisfy the deep hunger and unquenchable thirst, that comes from deep within the within of each of our innermost beings; which is the very core of who we are and what we truly want, need and desire.
Some of us give ourselves over to divers kinds of behaviors, whether they be inordinate affections, good, bad, indifferent or even acceptable and safe behaviors; always on the ultimate quest, of searching and seeking out just the right one or ones that will bring succor, joy, satisfaction and fulfillment to our life and existence.
There are others of us, who try and find total satisfaction, complete fulfillment, real joy, great happiness and a sense of completing ourselves, through the various and sundry relationships that we have and develop with others; putting a tremendous amount of pressure upon ourselves and them, to perform up to the level of our, (sad but true, for many of us) unrealistic expectations. This then, because of disappointment or hurt, may lead some to look for a sense of relief or a way to escape; so they, therefore, may give themselves over to abusing different kinds of substances, along with activities that become extremely destructive; such as, but not limited too, alcohol, drugs, porn, video game playing, gambling, adrenaline rush junkies, dangerous adventures, just to mention a few.
Many of us may even have goals, dreams, desires and aspirations for having a successful career, with lots of recognition, validation, commendation and great achievements; which in themselves, are not necessarily bad, if we have the proper attitude, motivation and values, with a divine perspective and purpose.
What have we committed our lives too? What have we invested and given our time, treasure and talent too? What are we consumed with, in this life? What drives us? What or who are we pursuing, in this life?
Many of us seem to have a tendency to want to sample and try everything and everyone in this life! When what we truly need, desire and want, is set right before our eyes; for it truly is fully portrayed and simply explained for each of us, in Papa God’s Holy Writ, who is The Creator of all that is good, right, Holy and pure, and is also full of joy and His great unfailing love, mercy and grace.
He shows us all, in such a beautiful way, and easily understood manner, that anyone who will pause and listen, and then taste and see, will have their eyes opened, their understanding enlarged, their hearts filled, with His joy and love, and then, their spirit, soul and body will be absolutely refreshed, renewed and totally restored! Hallelujah!
Take a sip! I challenge and dare you to go for it! You’ll never regret it! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/20- “Shelter, Shadow, Refuge, Fortress—The Almighty Is This And More!” (Psalms 91:1-2)
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/20- “Shelter, Shadow, Refuge, Fortress—The Almighty Is This And More!” (Psalms 91:1-2)
Premise Question: What does it mean to be in, and is there any other place to be, than in the shelter, shadow, refuge and fortress of The Almighty?
“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.” (Psalms 91:1-2 NLT)
Anyone and everyone, no matter who they are or from whence they came, if they choose to live their life, by taking up permanent residence, in the presence and protection of The Supernally Most High, Sovereign Papa God, they shall forever be safe and secure, renewed and refreshed, completely at rest, under the covering of the ever watchful care and strong influence of the all powerful, all knowing, splendid magnificence, of The Almighty Himself. “I declare openly, unafraid and unashamed, that He, The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty alone, is my sole place of refuge; for He is my defender and protector, the one I run to, as my strong tower of strength, my impenetrable fortress, my Redeemer, my LORD and Savior, my God and King, the only one I completely and confidently rely upon and place my trust in, as The Eternal Hope of my salvation.” (Psalms 91:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: When one is residing within the shelter of The Almighty’s presence, safely out of the reach and impact of the elements of the tumultuous storms of life, they are truly safe and secure in His arms, hidden and protected, being surrounded by a safe haven and harbor; kept away, also, from all incriminations and blame.
They are covered underneath and within the shadow of His far reaching wings; always under the watchful care and concern of The Almighty.
Those who are poor and needy are kept from danger and trouble, within the refuge of The Almighty; receiving aid and comfort, along with necessary and needed relief and provision. For it is always better to put your trust in The Almighty, rather than people or princes.
“A Mighty Fortress is our Papa God!” He is our stronghold, our rescuer! His Name is our Strong Fortress, and therefore, we will never be shaken!
There’s no place I would rather be, than here in the presence of The Almighty’s unfailing love, mercy and grace; for there is not a better place to be, than in the shelter, shadow, refuge and fortress of The Almighty! For He is every bit of that and so much more! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/20- “A Spiritual Drink In A Dry Land!” (Psalm 63:1)
Premise Question: Where else can a person, who is effected by the common human condition, go or run to but to The LORD; in a land that is scorched and distressed, because it is deprived of and lacks any hunger satisfying or thirst quenching spiritual sustenance and drink?
“O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.” (Psalms 63:1 NLT)
You, O Sovereign LORD, The Almighty Papa God, Maker of Heaven and earth and everything therein, You are my God, The One who created me to worship, honor and serve You. Therefore, it is with the most serious intention, and divinely inspired purpose, that I am on the ultimate quest to find and discover who You are. I have an insatiable craving, along with an unquenchable thirsting for You and Your Manifest Presence; as my entire being, my spirit, soul and body yearns, aches and is in desperate need of You, in this indifferent, lacking any sustenance or moisture, very dry, cracked and parched land, where drought persists, with no spiritual drink to refresh and renew my whole being—spirit, soul and body. (Psalm 63:1 PDCP)
Bottom Line: All of humankind is effected by a common human condition, that of desperately looking to satisfy, and quench a hunger and thirsting deep within their very souls.
Every person experiences this extreme craving of a deep urgent hunger, with an unquenchable thirsting, that is buried deep within the within, of their innermost being.
There are, for humankind, no other viable options or alternatives; for it is only Papa God, The Creator, that can fill the space and void that’s deep within each person, as it was His divine design and purpose that created the cravings, the deep yearning and desire of hungering and thirsting for His Presence, in every person; which when diligently pursued, leads to a hunger satisfying, thirst quenching, life fulfilling, joyful existence, which results in experiencing the very essence of the best that this life has to offer!
Remember, wherever the water flows, there is life! So, ask The LORD for a cool, refreshing and renewing, spiritual food and drink, to satisfy and quench your urgent insatiable hunger and unquenchable thirst, in this scorched, dry and extremely parched land! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 06/19- “Papa God’s Word Is The Source Of My Eternal Hope And He Is My Everlasting Refuge And Shield!” (Psalm 119:114)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/19- “Papa God’s Word Is The Source Of My Eternal Hope And He Is My Everlasting Refuge And Shield!” (Psalm 119:114)
Premise Question: When we, the people of Papa God, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, have individually made Papa God our refuge, our shield, and having fully accepted His Everlasting Word, as the source of our eternal hope and life; what do we, as the people of Papa God, in this life, ever have to worry about or fear?
You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope. (Psalms 119:114 NLT)
You, Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty of all, are my divine protector, my defender and safe shelter, from all danger and trouble; my escape from eternal death and destruction. You, Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty of all, are also my defensive shield against all attacks from the enemy of my soul, I am hidden within You, for You are my cover, my mighty armor; therefore, I have given You charge over me entirely, for I have confidently placed all of my aspirations and expectant hopes, for now and into the distant future, in Your faithful and true promises, which are the very expression of Your love, care and concern for me, Your Everlasting Living Word. (Psalm 119:114 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, as the people of Papa God, have nothing nor no one, to ever worry about or be fearful of! For when we make Papa God the place of our refuge, we are eternally safe and secure. When He is our refuge, He also becomes our shield and protector, our covering and armor and our true Champion defender.
When we place our complete faith and trust in His Everlasting Word, as the authentic source, being the fountainhead of of all that is holy, good and right; we have a hope that will not ever disappoint, as it is a sure and certain hope that will far exceed any and all expectations, that we could ever hope for or even begin to ever imagine.
So, after Papa God has become our refuge and shield. And His Everlasting Word has become the source of our eternal joy, life and hope. We must always H-O-P-E, by listening intently to Hear, His voice of hope—choose to Obey, His Word of hope—accept His Promises to live in hope, and then—to fully Enjoy the life of hope, He is ever faithful to provide us—The Company of The Redeemed!
People of Papa God, put your faith, put your hope, place all of your trust in Him! Blessings…
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