SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/17- “I’m All In—With My Whole Heart!” (Psalms 119:10)
Premise Question: What place, position, preeminence and precedence should seeking, serving and worshipping The LORD, have, be and take in our lives?
“I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands.” (Psalms 119:10 NLT)
I, therefore, completely surrender my entire being, not holding anything back or in reserve, but with a deliberate diligence, abandon myself wholeheartedly, to serving and worshiping You alone, The One True Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty. So, my dear LORD GOD Almighty, I urgently and with a sincere heart, humbly request that You help me, by keeping me from ever deviating, stumbling or leaving Your righteous path, that You, O LORD, have clearly marked and paved, with Your life-giving, sustaining and preserving, commandments for my life. (Psalm 119:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Seeking, serving and worshiping The LORD should never be relegated to something we just poke or pick at, or just have in our lives as an enjoyable hobby, or as an activity that we use as a way to socialize or accommodate some business venture.
We should and must abandon ourselves completely to Him—His righteous way, His perfect will and His divine purpose for our lives!
You’ve heard it said before…”Either The LORD is LORD of all or He’s not LORD at all!” Let’s all choose to give The LORD His rightful place, position, preeminence and precedence, by making Him The LORD of all! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 09/29- “When You Call Upon Me, I, The LORD, Will Answer You!” (Jeremiah 33:2-3)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/29- “When You Call Upon Me, I, The LORD, Will Answer You!” (Jeremiah 33:2-3)
Premise Question: What assurances do we have that Papa God indeed hears our requests and desperate cries for help; and, during those difficult times, how does The LORD respond to us and what does He show and tell us?
“This is what the LORD says—the LORD who made the earth, who formed and established it, whose name is the LORD: Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”
(Jeremiah 33:2-3 NLT)
Listen carefully, by paying close attention to the spoken Word of The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty—Papa God; The Creator of the heavens and the earth and everything therein. Listen to The One who shaped and established the heavens and the earth, by forming it, as a master potter, with His own hands, giving life to everything, with just the breath of His spoken Word. For He is The One that has a Name above every other name. His Name is The LORD, who rules and reigns, as The Supreme Ruler, over everything and everyone, and this is His personal invitation to everyone everywhere: “Cry out to Me, look to Me, inquire of Me, seek My face, and I, The LORD, will not only hear and answer your request and cry for help, but will also give you great insight and understanding into things that you haven’t any knowledge or awareness of; secret, mysterious, hidden things, that have yet to be explored, discovered or revealed.” (Jeremiah 33:2-3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The assurances that we have and have been given, through Papa God’s Holy Writ—The Scriptures are, first and foremost: “I Am The LORD your God, I do not and will not ever change!” (Malachi 3:6)
The LORD told Jeremiah, while he was in confinement, that He The LORD would never abandon His people!
The writer of Hebrews tells us that, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!” (Hebrews 13:8)
The LORD told Jeremiah that He was going to raise up a righteous descendent from King David’s line that would bring cleansing and joy, not only to the people of Judah and the city of Jerusalem, but to all the people of the earth!
So this Word of The LORD was and is not just to the prophet Jeremiah and the people of Judah, but to the whole earth and to all peoples everywhere and for all times! This He absolutely did and fully accomplished by sending His Only Son, Jesus Christ as The Savior and Redeemer of Humankind!
In the New Testament book of James, the writer, inspired by The Holy Spirit, encourages and implores everyone, that when they draw closer to Papa God, then He will draw close to them! (James 4:8)
The LORD also told Jeremiah that He was a God that was close by and not far away! (Jeremiah 23:23)
The LORD told His disciples in The Gospel according to John, that He would not ever abandon them as orphans! (John 14:18)
And furthermore, the writer of Lamentations laments of his troubles to The LORD and declares that when he cried out from the pit, The LORD heard his cry for help and came to him with the comforting words of “do not fear!” (Lamentations 3:55-57)
The most important aspect, to me, concerning this divine principle and wonderful truth is: that during those times of desperation and difficult challenges The LORD is always faithful and true to His Word, and therefore, has always, does always and will always hear our cries for help and thus, will come very close, even getting right next to us, in order to communicate, share and reveal to us some incredible things, that without Him telling and showing us, we would not otherwise, have ever known. And then, He ultimately, thoroughly and completely rescues us for all of eternity!
I suppose the question has been and still today could be asked. Does Papa God have a direct line, or a 911 number that we can call, in order to personally get in touch with Him? Yes, He certainly does and has published and made it readily available for anyone and everyone to use! Jeremiah 33:3…Papa God’s phone number…use it now, use it often…you won’t ever get an answering service or a busy signal, for He is always ready, able, willing and waiting for His people, who are humble and contrite, to call upon His name, and then, He will always do what His Word says He will do! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/28- “O LORD! Please! Help Me!” (Psalms 27:7)
Premise Question: Where can I go to get the absolutely perfect soothing answer, that fulfills my desperate cry for help and then, truly refreshes and satisfies my soul?
“Hear me as I pray, O LORD. Be merciful and answer me!” (Psalms 27:7 NLT)
Most Holy and Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty, full of compassion and grace, incline Your omnipresent ear, with Your long suffering and gentle disposition, towards the direction and sound of my desperate call; at the very moment You hear Your most humble and full of gratitude, servant’s plea. Show me Your loving kindness, and Your beneficent gracious divine favor, by acting on my behalf and responding to me, with the perfect solution that will meet and solve the present situation and circumstance of my urgent and pressing call. Please, O LORD, answer me; according to Your mercy and Your perfect purpose and will for my life. (Psalm 27:7 PDCP)
Bottom Line: There is an old song I remember singing quite a lot while growing up in church many years ago—”Where Could I Go But To The LORD!” When, on occasion, I sang it as a young child, it didn’t have much impact or meaning for me, as the lyrics didn’t necessarily pertain to me, in any great sense or degree. But as I grew older and subsequently experienced life on many different levels, it became extremely pertinent to me on a number of different levels, as well as, even greater, on a very personal basis. The lyrics to the chorus of, “Where Could I Go But To The LORD,” which was written by the great songwriter (J B) Coats in 1940, go as follows:
Where could I go, where could I go
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Needing a friend, to help me in the end
Where could I go, but to The LORD
The lyrics in the three verses to this song are also quite powerful! So, as it pertains to the scripture verse found in (Psalms 27:7), we recognize that the only place that we can truly go, in order to have our desperate cry for help heard, and then, necessarily, as well as, satisfactorily answered, is to The LORD!
There will be times and occasions in our life, though, that a friend, a family member, the church, the government or some other agency, will not have the capacity nor the capability to really hear, respond or understand our desperate cry for help, and thereby, satisfy and fulfill our deep need. But, we do have an advocate, who is willing, waiting and wanting to hear our voice cry out to Him for mercy, from the depths of a humble and contrite heart.
Therefore, we ought to humbly plead, pray and cry out to Him, asking Him to hear our cry for help, with the full understanding that it is only He, that can truly give us the help that we need. For He, The LORD, is our only hope!
We serve a good, gracious and full of mercy Papa God! Therefore, we can humbly appeal to His beneficent mercy, great compassion and gracious favor, and with full assurance and confidence, know that He not only hears us, but will also acknowledge us, by answering and getting back to us, in His appointed time, with the perfect answer for us, in complete accordance with His divine purpose and will for our life. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/06/15- “Just This One Thing!” (Psalms 27:4)
Premise Question: What should we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, aspire to become, as it relates to this unique request and deep desire of the Psalmist David?
The one thing I ask of the LORD — the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. (Psalms 27:4 NLT)
The consummate existence and supreme experience that I am requesting of You, O LORD, for it is my ultimate quest and the thing I earnestly desire and urgently chase after; is to dwell in the place of Your manifest presence, Your heavenly abode, for every day of my earthly existence and even extending beyond my mortal existence into eternity, to always enjoy The LORD God Almighty’s excellence and His holiness, being allowed to stay in deep contemplation and thought, while ruminating and worshiping forever in The Temple of The Most High. (Psalms 27:4 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, should aspire to become The LORD’s “Sanctuary of Praise” (Psalms 68:35, 27:6) “Temple of Worship” (Psalms 5:7, 138:2) “House of Prayer” (Luke 19:46, Isaiah 56:7) “House of Power” (Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:4, Ephesians 1:19) and His authentic “Household of Faith” (Galatians 6:10, Titus 3:14, James 1:27). I leave you with a scripture, which I believe, encompasses it all!
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. I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy. I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely. (Psalms 63:1-8 NLT) Blessings…
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