The revelation that compels praise 3

2014-30.3 Psalm 9:1-2 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Praise – standing in the opposite spirit When this is what you see in the mirror – praising God for your situation is not what your feelings are saying. DID YOU grow up in an atmosphere of praise and encouragement? Possibly not. The school I went to was…

The revelation that compels praise 2

2014-30.2 Psalm 134:2 Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Praising God, not our way but His  Arms raised in surrender and affection – we are told to do this I HAVE SOME early memories of my father coming home, and every one was an exciting moment! This was not home from work in the evening – his…

The revelation that compels praise 1

2014-30.1 Psalm 145:2-3 Monday, July 21, 2014 What is true praise? Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster B I PA474 of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, as seen over RAF Air Command, High Wycombe, yesterday   Psalm 145:2-3 NIVEvery day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the…

Here for a reason, sent on a mission 2

2013-45.2 Isaiah 61:2-3 Tuesday, November 5, 2013 The relationship that God longs to have with us – if we will let Him The smouldering wick, also translated spirit of despair (or faint spirit). Are we the ones who fear the consequences of letting God fan us, to burn brighly for Him?   Isaiah 61:2-3 “The…

Foretold: new covenant, new life (5)

2014-41.5 Isaiah 60:18b “You will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.” Thursday, October 10, 2013 How praise brings salvation – Part 2 Yesterday we looked at the way Isaiah links the words – and titles for God – Salvation (yesu’ah) and Praise (tehillah), literally glory or praiseworthiness. We started with the first thought,…

Foretold: new covenant, new life (4)

2014-41.4 Isaiah 60:18b “You will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.” Thursday, October 10, 2013 How praise brings salvation – Part 1 There is a connection in Isaiah’s poetry here between salvation walls and praise gates. There is a connection that we commonly experience between praise and salvation. As we express praise, so…

Foretold: New covenant, new life (3)

2013-41.3 Isaiah 60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within your borders; you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 “The old order changeth yielding place to new” Walls and gates of the old city of Pisa These words, in the imagination of…