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Monday, December 9, 2013

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Right from the start, with acknowledge with the Psalmist, not once, but twice that we are nothing without Him who loves us.

 I love how the writer begins this Psalm as he recounts all the possibilities of things that could be without the Lord’s presence and protection in our lives.  Think about it for a minute.  What would life be like without Him, without the hope we have in Him?  I shudder at the thought.

 Not only does the Psalmist call for active participation in the group song, but he calls for it to be repeated again and again. (“Church, let us sing it again.  And sing it for emphasis!”) Imagine how that scatters the enemies of darkness when God’s people unite to speak the truth about Him.  Say it!  As Paul says, “I believe, therefore I speak” (2 Cor. 4:13).

Sometimes I just don’t grasp all I have in Christ—all that I am in Christ, until I let my own mouth utter the truths that I know about Him and sing His praises.  Let’s forget focusing on ourselves.  Let’s focus on Him.

I know that in this world I will have trouble, but I take heart because God overcame the world through his son Jesus Christ, who broke the snares of sin that the evil one set for me, so now I have the victory every time because of Him.  And not because of who I am but because of who He is. 

Now, isn’t that a truth worth saying again?  Amen.

 

Cindy Nash
Wife, Mother, Nurse
Collegedale, Tennessee