“God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us,
That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, And govern the nations on earth.
Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us, And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.”
Psalms 67:1-7 NKJV
I love the morning. I get up, refreshed from sleep, and I have the prospect of a new day. One of the benefits of being alone, is that my time is mine, all mine, and there is no drama to deal with once I rise. I have control over the what I choose to dwell on, and I have the power to choose peace.
In the Psalms, the word Selah appears frequently, as a pause or an alert to “consider this”. God has built many selahs into my life, as He has given me pause to consider all that He has done.
The times are crazy now, as our world is reaping the whirlwind, and hope seems to be fading. But in the morning times, I rejoice in coming new day, in the brief moment before the world presses in.
Reading Psalm sixty seven, another of the four millennial psalms, with 65 being the first, I am once again reminded that all that we face is but a momentary bump on the way to the smooth roads of eternity.
I awaken with each day buoyed by the blessings of God, our merciful Father. He is a God who delights to bring blessing for those who love and fear Him.
““The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’”
Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV
God has made us to be reflectors of His glory, a people saved through faith and called to take the message of the Gospel to the world. Through His blessings, we have been saved from hell, as Jesus, willingly went to the cross for our sins, and became sin for us. God has placed in us a new song, to sing to the nations of our glorious God who saves.
Brothers and sisters, let us pause and consider all that the Lord has done for us, and let us rejoice. The Lord has given us new lives, not because we did anything by our own righteousness, but because of His divine mercy and grace. Let us be faithful to use every breath to tell the story of our salvation, of our lives made new.
The noise of these times is becoming a deafening din, let us be faithful to bring the message of the Good News with great passion. Even today, consider your salvation and remember who you once were, then rejoice over who the Lord has made you to be.
We are standing in the end times, with great multitudes in the faith having gone on before us. Let us remember all those who stood for God in darkness, and who now are embraced by His glorious light. May we stand in honor, having taken on the holiness of God despite great temptation.
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV
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