I know sometimes I may sound like a broken record on this blog, but I see it as a growth process and what God teaches me through His Word and how I am reminded of His love and faithfulness. As I sat in bed early this morning, I once again asked God to draw me closer and teach me through His Word as I prepared to read my daily devotions. Reading and meditating on Psalm 105 was very refreshing for me. I read it over and over; thanking God, praying His word, and holding on tight to the truths that He spoke. I love verse 4 in my Amplified version “Seek, inquire, and for the Lord and crave Him and His strength”. Do you crave your Lord today? Do you kneel before the Throne of God and surrender it all to Him, ever last bit, even what you can’t see? We need to remember that when we give our lives to God, we don’t take it back. That is a really hard lesson for me, I find myself constantly re-surrendering things to him. As hung up as I can get at time, I also think that it’s a good exercise in faith and trust, and of course continual surrender. I think I’d rather sound like a broken record before God, constantly seeking and thirsting, and desiring to grow, than to deny my struggles. He knows them anyway, so why not just give it all again. It a daily issue for us all, and we need to just accept who we are and to truly let go and let God work in our lives. So I will share Psalm 105 and hope and pray that it draws you closer to your God and savior as you seek to follow after Him as well. God Bless!
Psalm 105 (Amplified Bible)
Amplified Bible (AMP)
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1O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His doings among the peoples!
2Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; meditate on and talk of all His marvelous deeds and devoutly praise them.
3Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek and require the Lord [as their indispensable necessity].
4Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence [continually] evermore.
5[Earnestly] remember the marvelous deeds that He has done, His miracles and wonders, the judgments and sentences which He pronounced [upon His enemies, as in Egypt].(A)
6O you offspring of Abraham His servant, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones,
7He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
8He is [earnestly] mindful of His covenant and forever it is imprinted on His heart, the word which He commanded and established to a thousand generations,
9The covenant which He made with Abraham, and His sworn promise to Isaac,(B)
10Which He confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
11Saying, Unto you will I give the land of Canaan as your measured portion, possession, and inheritance.
12When they were but a few men in number, in fact, very few, and were temporary residents and strangers in it,
13When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people,
14He allowed no man to do them wrong; in fact, He reproved kings for their sakes,(C)
15Saying, Touch not My anointed, and do My prophets no harm.(D)