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Monday, December 1, 2008


Why praise the Lord, the one true God? Because God himself inhabits, lives in, our praises!

Psalm 22:3
(NKJV) “But You are holy, who inhabit the praises of Israel.”
(RSV) “Yet thou art holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.”
(NIV) “Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel.”
ENTHRONED: (dwell, inhabits): Yashab-to sit down (as a judge, in quiet) to remain; to settle, to marry.
HOLY: Qadowsh - sacred (ceremonially or morally), (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary.
ISRAEL: Yisra’el - he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: - Israel

Imagine! - the Lord God of the Universe, the All-in-all, the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, He lives in the praises of His people! - in your praises and mine! Do we praise our Lord as frequently as we argue, blame, or even curse others in His name? He LIVES in our words of praise. Holy, holy, holy is your name, Lord God Jehovah! Teach us to praise you today, Lord. Let us pray:

“Oh God of all there is, or ever was, or ever will be, you are holy and all that is holy. We pray that your sacred kingdom may come to earth and make its home in our heart, so that your plan may be fulfilled in your time and in your way. Today, oh God of Israel and father of our Lord Jesus, our Savior, we ask that you receive our praises. We humbly admit that we know not how to purely sing your praises. We invite you into our heart so that our song of love may be honest and not in our own self interest, but in total adoration of you. We shamefully admit that we have blamed you for every small injustice in our lives and ask that your son, Jesus, cleanse us of those sins and we pray that we sin no more. We know we are weak and unable to insure these blessings on our own, but know for certain that Jesus is worthy and will intercede on our behalf when we claim him as our own Lord. Praises to your son, our Savior Jesus and to the Holy Spirit, your indwelling presence in our lives. To you we give all praise and honor and glory, for they rightfully belong to you. In the name of your son, Jesus and by the power of his name, we pray. Amen”
Copyright 2008 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”

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