Tuesday, April 12, 2011

1 Chronicles 23

6 comments:

Prairie Chick said...

"The Levites also stood every morning and gave thanks and praise to the Lord . They also did this every evening." v30

What a life verse. To enter into a spirit of praise and thanksgiving upon waking and at the close of the day. These are two of my weakest moments. In the morning I am so often grumpy and dragging, at night I am so often... grumpy and dragging. Sigh. I know that it is all a heart attitude and state of mind, and I know that I can beat it, it just takes will power and mental discipline. Lord, forgive me for failing to turn a heart of praise and thanksgiving to you from the very start of my day, all the way through to the very end.

Denise said...

That verse stood out to me as well. My version says, “And each morning and evening they stood before the Lord to sing songs of thanks and praise to him.” How beautiful! Wouldn’t that be neat and uplifting! I would love to incorporate this into my routine – although that would require an organized routine. And I too experience the morning and evening grumpies.

Elisa said...

They stood every morning to thank and praise the Lord. They did the same thing every morning. They also did it every time burnt offerings were brought to the Lord. Those offerings were brought every Sabbath day. They were brought at every New Moon Feast and during the appointed yearly feasts. vs 30-31

We should all praise God. We should always praise God if we are happy or sad. Don't blame God for bad thing that happen to you but praise Him, because whatever happens it is for the best. So praise Him when you are happy or sad.

Shailey said...

"For David said,'The LORD,the God of Israel,has given us peace,and he will always live in Jerusalem."v 25

God will always be with us,he will always protect us,always look out for us and always love us.For he created us,how could he not love us if he was the one who made us?If he sent his son to die just so that we wouldn't have to go to hell if we didn't believe that Jesus was Gods' son and weren't sorry for our sins,of course he would love us.

Chris said...

What if my song of thanks and praise is quiet and I sing of his strength and my dependence? My 'song' in the morning doesn't need to be cheery and full of (caffeinated) zing, but I do need to acknowledge my need for Him, His awesome power and sovreignty and thank Him for the wonders He has done... not everyone is expected to be Mr. Rogers or Fred Penner first thing in the morning! My song is about HIM! He will take my willing heart in the morning, because even if it's a little slow in coming, it belongs to Him, and He created me with a diesel engine not a gas... takes me a while to get going... (sometimes a tiger torch!!) :P Enough with the analogies.

Prairie Chick said...

I think that song is beautiful to your maker Mrs. Chris :) I am fine with not being a revved up morning person, not so fine when my engine is backfiring and sputtering and polluting the atmosphere though... if you get my drift. I will never be a dancin' in the aisles mornin' kinda gal. But a gentle spirit of calm and worship would do me well.