August 1st – August 7th, 2010
Welcome Friend and Shalom!
This is the day that the Lord has made – we will rejoice and be glad in it!
Halleluiah and Praises to God Always!
This Week’s Scripture Focus continues from the Book of Psalms which from my view contains a WEALTH of encouraging and inspiring words intended to help us on our journey seeking Jesus and a closer relationship with Him.
“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness.”
Do you know people who are angered by the littlest things? It seems like they’re always offended about something, and you’re never sure how to please them.
Sometimes that kind of personality is attributed to God because of his multitude of instructions in the Bible. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.
God gives you rules because he loves you – not because he’s easily offended.
He knows a holy life will ultimately be happier and healthier for you.
God doesn’t get angry as quickly or easily as people do. Rather, he always treats you with compassion and grace. So don’t fear that you’ve made him mad.
INSTEAD, rejoice that He loves you deeply.
Let us bow our heads together and pray:
Lord, thank you for your love, compassion and grace. Thank you for being patient with me and for always forgiving me when I confess my offenses. They seem to befall me more often that I’d wish. Thank you Lord for your kindness too. You are everything to me.