October 20th, 2016

Psalm 59: 16: But as for me, I shall sing of Thy Strength; yes, I shall joyfully sing of Thy Lovingkindness in the morning, for Thou hast been my Stronghold and a Refuge in the day of my distress.

Giselle's Devotional, home-page, by Giselle.

Several years ago a very successful man exiting a Limo was wished by the driver to have a good day. To the driver’s amazement he turned around and said, “I will.”  When asked how he could be so affirmative about it, his response was, “every day I plan to have a great day.” What a marvelous testimony to “resolve” in one’s life. Unfortunately there are many very successful people who have applied strategic plans for their lives, and yet know absolutely nothing about God.

Our Text today emphasizes the personal choice that each one of us has to sing and give praise to the Lord for being our Strength, Stronghold, and Lovingkindness. Just as the pendulum sways from one side to the other, so we can side with what we will daily profess with our mouth. I thank the Lord for His wonderful Grace and His Holy Spirit Who continually encourage us to make the right choices, but ultimately, they are ours to make.

I am amazed at the extent to which the Lord has gone to confirm and to comfort, as I made the choice to apply His Will in my life. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 18: very clearly shows us His Will, “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in all things give thanks; for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus.” It does not matter what the circumstances are in my life, when I willfully take a step to be obedient to the above Scripture, an immediate change for the better takes place, because God Honors obedience. Psalm 119: 160: says, “Great peace have they who love Your Law; nothing shall offend them, or make them stumble.”

Dearest Holy Lord Jesus: thank You so much for all You have done for us, and thank You for continuing to compel us to be obedient to Your Holy Word. Just like traffic lights are there to bring order and protection to all our lives, so too, Your Holy Word when adhered to, brings complete order, peace and protection. May we know You in a greater way today. May we also have our will aligned with what is pleasing in Thy Sight.  Glory to Your Name alone!  That “this is the day which the Lord has made,” I will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118: 24.

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