Tag: Psalms

You Are Amazing – Remember That

We may not feel amazing. We may not look amazing right at this moment. But that is not what matters. God says we ARE Amazing! We are created by His hand, and everything God touches is BEAUTIFUL! It really doesn’t matter what others say about us. What is true is what God says. And He doesn’t make junk!

 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you. (Psalm 139:13-18 NKJV)

Our attitudes are our choice. We can make a new choice today and choose to trust God even when we don’t understand everything that is going on.

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He Brings Out the Bound into Prosperity

Psalm 68:4-6 

Sing to God, sing praises to His name;

Extol Him who rides on the clouds,

By His name YAH,

And rejoice before Him.

 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,

Is God in His holy habitation. 

God sets the solitary in families;

He brings out those who are bound into prosperity;

But the rebellious dwell in a dry land. 

  

If it starts raining,
keep paddling
!

Today I am sitting in the dark declaring the Word. “He brings out the bound into prosperity.” I made a dumb mistake. 

I set up a budget plan with our energy provider and thought everything was taken care of. We had an old bill from our old house that I set up (or so I thought). Today (two days before the bill was even due) they came and turned off the power. Ugggh. I called of course. 

The arrangement that was set up was not completed. I thought they said to pay $187 each month for the next 6 months and it would be good. So my next payment I sent $280 trying to pay ahead.And even though I paid $100 more than the agreed amount last month the energy company told me it was $29 short of what they said I needed. I did not get the agreement in writing. 

Lesson learned. 

Just because a company tells you something, unless you get it in writing you don’t have a leg to stand on.

So, I paid the past due bill in full, ouch! And our power should be on by the end of business tomorrow.

My question is, “Why when I read the Word and find my promise for the day do I get to practice it so quickly?!!”

Yes, I was bound to an agreement that was not honored. But now the bill is paid in full. And I am declaring prosperity over me and my family. I break all false agreements and false covenants and all confusion in Jesus Name. And I loose the prosperity that God promised us. And no, we are not buying a jet! Don’t even get me started on that misappropriation of funds…

It’s funny, there was a time in my life where I would have ‘lost it’ over this. In fact the last time this happened (years and years ago) I was packing my bags! Not any more. So get your hands off me and my family Devil. Even when I make dumb mistakes God promised something good will come out of it! 

So tonight, it’s me and my husband, a banjo and a guitar, and candles!!!

  

Stay At Home Soldier

I cannot imagine what it feels like to be the one who stays home while your husband/wife/son/daughter goes overseas to fight the battle. My husband served and my father in law served in our Armed Forces way before I knew either one.  I also have a friend with a daughter and son-in-law that just flew overseas to serve.  My heart goes out to all military families. Lets pray together for them all today – both those serving our country and those who are left waiting and praying. Intercede for Military Families today.

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
Defend me from those who rise up against me.
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
And save me from bloodthirsty men. (Psalm 59:1-2 NKJV)

Prayer for Military Families

Today we honor our soldiers and their families. Thank you, there are no words to say how much we respect you. You show us what heroes look like. So we offer our prayers and our praises up to God as incense for you  today.

Dear Lord,

We ask you to watch over our soldiers. Cover them in the shadow of your wings and keep them safe. Give them Divine Wisdom and Protection in the face of the enemy. Let no harm come to them or to their families. We thank you Lord for their willing hearts, and ask you to intervene in their lives today and in the lives of their families. Cover them with Divine Grace and abundant Mercy as only You can. Flood them with  supernatural strength and comfort as only You can. Let them sense your presence Lord in a new way. Go before them and direct their steps. Let them hear You singing over them. Let them know that You are still the great I AM and you still protect and deliver your people today.   And Lord, bring our soldiers home safely, in Jesus Name we pray.

Sometimes you hear a song that just stops you in your tracks. I was working out yesterday and heard this one. I had to share it with you today.

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Psalm 91 – The Soldiers Prayer

Justified by God

There will always be those who accuse you. It’s just how it is in the Kingdom of God. Especially when you are walking in the Way.  Fault-finders, those who are jealous or envious, and those who point the finger and try to disqualify you. Don’t receive it. And don’t disqualify yourself either. God has already qualified you by putting His Spirit within you.  Your anointing is from Him. He is your teacher and comforter. I wrote about that here: Don’t Disqualify Yourself for What God has Qualified You For.

I came across the word ‘vindicate’ in my reading yesterday. I had to look it up, I wasn’t sure what it meant.  And then I searched it out. What great news! God will vindicate me. He will clear my name and protect me, no matter what others say about me. The truth will come out, it always does.  It is hard though when your enemies are laughing over you. Some people love to kick you when you are down. And they want to keep you there too so they can feel extra ‘spiritual’. It’s not you, it’s them. It’s fear and insecurity. They are afraid. Pray for them, love them. But their words do not have to come into your spirit. Let them fall to the ground.

Thank you Lord, that You justify us and deliver us from the enemies. I guess I could look at all those accusers as confirmation that I am in the will of God. He said troubles would come. But He also promised to lead us through it and protect us on the journey. Always gonna be the haters. Love ’em anyway.

VINDICATE:

1. To justify, prove or reinforce an idea
2. To absolve from guilt
3. To lay claim to
4. To clear from accusation
5. To show that someone should not be blamed for a crime, mistake, and to show them as not guilty
6. to show that someone or something that has been criticized or doubted is correct, true, or reasonable.
7. to show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
8. To deliver or avenge

QUOTES ON VINDICATE

Psalm 26 :1
Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity; I have [expectantly] trusted in, leaned on, and relied on the Lord without wavering and I shall not slide.Psalm 35:24
Judge and vindicate me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness (Your rightness and justice); and let [my foes] not rejoice over me!Psalm 43:1
Judge and vindicate me, O God; plead and defend my cause against an ungodly nation. O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

Psalm 54:1
Save me, O God, by Your name; judge and vindicate me by Your mighty strength and power.

Psalm 135:14
For the Lord will judge and vindicate His people, and He will delay His judgments [manifesting His righteousness and mercy] and take into favor His servants [those who meet His terms of separation unto Him].

Psalm 55:16, 22-23

As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord will save me. Cast your burden on the Lord releasing the weight of it and He will sustain you; He will never allow the consistently righteous to be moved made to slip, fall, or fail. But You, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in, lean on, and confidently rely on You.

Here is a great FB post from Chuck Pierce that gave me strength yesterday, and another from Graham Cooke that helped me remember:

When God Shuts the Door

A few weeks ago our Pastor constructed a wooden door frame on a piece of plywood. He had got word from a Prophetess that we  honor that the old door had been shut for a long time and the Pastors in the area have the power and the authority to open it for a new move of God. I can’t tell you how exciting it was for our whole congregation to walk through that open door into whatever God has for our region. It was a very powerful visualization of something in the natural mirroring what is happening in the spiritual realm. Here is the Sermon from Pastor Jeff Hanson of Janesville Apostolic Ministries, “The Door is Open”

But this morning, God gave me another vision.  Because we had walked through the door into the newness of life, I saw an old wooden door shutting behind me. I didn’t shut it, God did. I believe this was the door to the past. God shut the door to the curse, the lack, and the sickness of His people. No more. We can’t live in the past. We must forget the past and press on towards the prize. Old things have passed away! We won’t be going back my friends!

All things are being made new. This is a new season for us.   I encourage you today – walk through the open door that God has put in front of you. And He will close the door to the past!

Here is an old hymn I am working on putting new music to. It was originally published in 1887 and is now in the Public Domain. Ever since I started singing this song amazing things are happening! It was based on these scriptures:

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; (Psalm 130:1 NKJV)

Let Your mercies come also to me, O Lord
Your salvation according to Your word. (Psalm 119:41 NKJV)

JESUS, I COME

lyrics by W.T.Sleeper, music by George Cole Stebbins

Out of my bondage, sorrow and night,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into Thy freedom, gladness, and light,
Jesus, I come to Thee;
Out of my sickness, into Thy health,
Out of my want and into Thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into Thyself,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of my shameful failure and loss,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into the glorious gain of Thy cross,
Jesus, I come to Thee;
Out of earth’s sorrows, into Thy balm,
Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm,
Out of distress to jubilant psalm,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into Thy blessed will to abide,
Jesus, I come to Thee;
Out of myself to dwell in Thy love,
Out of despair, into raptures above,
Upward for aye on wings like a dove,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into the joy and light of Thy home,
Jesus, I come to Thee;
Out of the depths of ruin untold,
Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold,
Ever Thy glorious face to behold,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

 The key of the house of David
I will lay on his shoulder;
So he shall open, and no one shall shut;
And he shall shut, and no one shall open.
(Isaiah 22:22 NKJV)

 

(Featured image KEYS FROM HEAVEN from Visionary Perspectives  – Jewell Jeffrey available for purchase.)

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Are You Ready for Your Suddenly?

Suddenly – that is the Word I woke up with in my spirit today. Suddenly can mean:

  • quickly or unexpectedly
  • a happening without warning or delay
  • instantly, all of a sudden
  • all at once, or instantaneously

 

Things can change in a day, in an hour, in a moment. God is a good Father and He loves to surprise His kids!  Don’t you love surprises? I had the pleasure of taking my youngest daughter out dress shopping last night at the mall. For Valentine’s Day her boyfriend is taking her out to a special restaurant but he won’t tell her where. He wants to surprise her. I don’t know if she or I had more fun finding the perfect dress. And then the shoes, and still to do – the jewelry.

Remember young love? How we loved to surprise each other out of the blue. I remember. And I think I need to get a surprise ready for my love. We all love surprises right? Totally unexpected blessings from out of nowhere? That got me thinking –  What does God do suddenly?

 

SUDDENLY

The Lord speaks to us

 

Suddenly the Lord said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, Come out, you three, to the Tent of Meeting. And the three of them came out. (Numbers 12:4)

 

The Lord changes things

Thus Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, because of what God had prepared for the people, for it was done suddenly. (2 Chronicles 29:36)

 

The Lord delivers us from our enemies

Let all my enemies be ashamed and sorely troubled; let them turn back and be put to shame suddenly. (Psalm 6:10)

But God will shoot an unexpected arrow at them; and suddenly shall they be wounded. (Psalm 64:7)

But the multitude of your [enemy] strangers that assail you shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the ruthless and terrible ones like chaff that blows away. And in an instant, suddenly, You shall be visited and delivered by the Lord of hosts with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest and the flame of a devouring fire. (Isaiah 29:5-6)

 

Riches and Kingdoms disappear

Will you set your eyes upon wealth, when [suddenly] it is gone? For riches certainly make themselves wings, like an eagle that flies toward the heavens. (Proverbs 23:5)

O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does? says the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel. At one time I will suddenly speak concerning a nation or kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it;  And if [the people of] that nation concerning which I have spoken turn from their evil, I will relent and reverse My decision concerning the evil that I thought to do to them. (Jeremiah 18:6-8)

 

The Lord acts on His Word

I have declared from the beginning the former things [which happened in times past to Israel]; they went forth from My mouth and I made them known; then suddenly I did them, and they came to pass [says the Lord]. (Isaiah 48:3)

 

The Spirit of the Lord shows you visions

Immediately and suddenly there appeared the fingers of a man’s hand and wrote on the plaster of the wall opposite the candlestick [so exposed especially to the light] in the king’s palace, and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. (Daniel 5:5)

 

The Lord heals you

And immediately her flow of blood was dried up at the source, and [suddenly] she felt in her body that she was healed of her [distressing] ailment. (Mark 5:29)

 

An Angel of the Lord is sent to us with messages

 Then suddenly there appeared with the angel an army of the troops of heaven (a heavenly knighthood), praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest [heaven], and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased [men of goodwill, of His favor]. (Luke 2:13-14)

And while they were perplexed and wondering what to do about this, behold, two men in dazzling raiment suddenly stood beside them. (Luke 24:4)

And while they were gazing intently into heaven as He went, behold, two men [dressed] in white robes suddenly stood beside them, Who said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing into heaven? This same Jesus, Who was caught away and lifted up from among you into heaven, will return in [just] the same way in which you saw Him go into heaven. (Acts 1:10-11)

 

The Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit falls

When suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. (Acts 2: 2-3)

 

The Lord appears to us in our everyday lives

Then on the next day he suddenly appeared to some who were quarreling and fighting among themselves, and he urged them to make peace and become reconciled, saying, Men, you are brethren; why do you abuse and wrong one another? (Acts 7:26)

 

The Lord transports us

And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord [suddenly] caught away Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more, and he went on his way rejoicing. (Acts 8:39)

Now as he traveled on, he came near to Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him, And he fell to the ground. Then he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me [harassing, troubling, and molesting Me]? (Acts 9:3-4)

And Cornelius said, This is now the fourth day since about this time I was observing the ninth hour (three o’clock in the afternoon) of prayer in my lodging place; [suddenly] a man stood before me in dazzling apparel, And he said, Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and harkened to, and your donations to the poor have been known and [a]preserved before God [so that He heeds and is about to help you]. (Acts 10:30-31)

But as I was on my journey and approached Damascus, about noon a great blaze of light flashed suddenly from heaven and shone about me. (Acts 22:6)

 

The Lord moves the Earth to deliver us

And suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared [standing beside him], and a light shone in the place where he was. And the angel gently smote Peter on the side and awakened him, saying, Get up quickly! And the chains fell off his hands. (Acts 12:7)

Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the very foundations of the prison were shaken; and at once all the doors were opened and everyone’s shackles were unfastened. (Acts 16:26)

 

The Lord returns

For you yourselves know perfectly well that the day of the [return of the] Lord will come [as unexpectedly and suddenly] as a thief in the night. (1 Thessalonians 5:2)

 

Are you ready for your “suddenly”?

 

 

(All Bible Verses from the Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation)

Earthsong

Here is my latest Prayers and Promises Video – with Earthsong – a previous TOP 10 hit on Broadjam for World-Celtic

All the earth shall bow down to You and sing [praises] to You; they shall praise Your name in song. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! (Psalm 66:4 AMP)

 
And one cried to another and said, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory! (Isaiah 6:3 AMP)
Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them. (Psalm 69:4 AMP)

 

He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the loving-kindness of the Lord. (Psalm 33:5 AMP)

 

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy, yes, sing praises! (Psalm 98:4AMP)

 

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I Am Thankful for You

I am thankful for YOU today. Each of you have touched my heart with your blogs, your stories, your life.  I am blessed to call you friends.  Have a beautiful day today whether you celebrate with family, friends, neighbors, or yourself –  abundant grace and mercy to you,  Diana

GIVE THANKS

Deuteronomy 26:3
And you shall go to the priest who is in office in those days, and say to him, I give thanks this day to the Lord your God that I have come to the land which the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.

2 Samuel 22:50
For this I will give thanks and extol You, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to Your name.

1 Chronicles 16:8
O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known His doings among the peoples!

1 Chronicles 16:34
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

1 Chronicles 16:35
And say, Save us, O God of our salvation; gather us together and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name and glory in Your praise.

1 Chronicles 16:41
With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest who were chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

2 Chronicles 7:6
The priests stood at their posts, and the Levites also, with instruments of music to the Lord, which King David had made to praise and give thanks to the Lord—for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever—whenever David praised through their ministry; the priests blew trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.

2 Chronicles 20:21
When he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to sing to the Lord and praise Him in their holy [priestly] garments as they went out before the army, saying, Give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

2 Chronicles 31:2
And Hezekiah appointed the priests and the Levites after their divisions, each man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister, to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the camp of the Lord.

Ezra 10:11
So now make confession and give thanks to the Lord, the God of your fathers [for not consuming you], and do His will. Separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from [your] foreign (heathen) wives.

Nehemiah 12:24
And the chiefs of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua son of Kadmiel, with their brethren opposite them, to praise and to give thanks, as David, God’s man, commanded, [one] watch [singing] in response to [the men in the opposite] watch.

Psalm 6:5
For in death there is no remembrance of You; in Sheol (the place of the dead) who will give You thanks?

Psalm 7:17
I will give to the Lord the thanks due to His rightness and justice, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

Psalm 18:49
Therefore will I give thanks and extol You, O Lord, among the nations, and sing praises to Your name.

Psalm 30:4
Sing to the Lord, O you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

Psalm 30:12
To the end that my tongue and my heart and everything glorious within me may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

Psalm 33:2
Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; sing praises to Him with the harp of ten strings.

Psalm 35:18
I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among a mighty throng.

Psalm 44:8
In God we have made our boast all the day long, and we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 45:17
I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the people praise and give You thanks forever and ever.

Psalm 54:6
With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks and praise Your name, O Lord, for it is good.

Psalm 57:9
I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.

Psalm 66:8
Bless our God, O peoples, give Him grateful thanks and make the voice of His praise be heard,

Psalm 67:3
Let the peoples praise You [turn away from their idols] and give thanks to You, O God; let all the peoples praise and give thanks to You.

Psalm 67:5
Let the peoples praise You [turn away from their idols] and give thanks to You, O God; let all the peoples praise and give thanks to You!

Psalm 68:26
Bless, give thanks, and gratefully praise God in full congregations, even the Lord, O you who are from [Jacob] the fountain of Israel.

Psalm 75:1
[ Psalm 75 ] [ To the Chief Musician; [set to the tune of] “Do Not Destroy.” A Psalm of Asaph. A song. ] We give praise and thanks to You, O God, we praise and give thanks; Your wondrous works declare that Your Name is near and they who invoke Your Name rehearse Your wonders.

Psalm 79:13
Then we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever; we will show forth and publish Your praise from generation to generation.

Psalm 92:1
[ Psalm 92 ] [ A Psalm. A song for the Sabbath day. ] It is a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises [with musical accompaniment] to Your name, O Most High,

Psalm 97:12
Rejoice in the Lord, you [consistently] righteous (upright and in right standing with God), and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.

Psalm 105:1
[ Psalm 105 ] O give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His doings among the peoples!

Psalm 106:1
[ Psalm 106 ] Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

Psalm 106:47
Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name and glory in praising You.

Psalm 107:1
[ Book Five ] [ Psalm 107 ] O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

Psalm 108:3
I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; and I will sing praises unto You among the nations.

Psalm 109:30
I will give great praise and thanks to the Lord with my mouth; yes, and I will praise Him among the multitude.

Psalm 111:1
[ Psalm 111 ] Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) I will praise and give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart in the council of the upright and in the congregation.

Psalm 118:1
[ Psalm 118 ] O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

Psalm 118:21
I will confess, praise, and give thanks to You, for You have heard and answered me; and You have become my Salvation and Deliverer.

Psalm 118:28
You are my God, and I will confess, praise, and give thanks to You; You are my God, I will extol You.

Psalm 118:29
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

Psalm 119:7
I will praise and give thanks to You with uprightness of heart when I learn [by sanctified experiences] Your righteous judgments [Your decisions against and punishments for particular lines of thought and conduct].

Psalm 119:62
At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You because of Your righteous ordinances.

Psalm 122:4
To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed and as a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

Psalm 136:1
[ Psalm 136 ] O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

Psalm 136:2
O give thanks to the God of gods, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

Psalm 136:3
O give thanks to the Lord of lords, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever—
Psalm 136:26
O give thanks to the God of heaven, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

Psalm 140:13
Surely the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence (before Your very face).

Psalm 142:7
Bring my life out of prison, that I may confess, praise, and give thanks to Your name; the righteous will surround me and crown themselves because of me, for You will deal bountifully with me.

Isaiah 12:1
And in that day you will say, I will give thanks to You, O Lord; for though You were angry with me, Your anger has turned away, and You comfort me.

Isaiah 12:4
And in that day you will say, Give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name and by means of His name [in solemn entreaty]; declare and make known His deeds among the peoples of the earth, proclaim that His name is exalted!

Jeremiah 33:11
[There shall be heard again] the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing as they bring sacrifices of thanksgiving into the house of the Lord, Give praise and thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good; for His mercy and kindness and steadfast love endure forever! For I will cause the captivity of the land to be reversed and return to be as it was at first, says the Lord.

Matthew 15:36
He took the seven loaves and the fish, and when He had given thanks, He broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

Matthew 26:27
And He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, Drink of it, all of you;

Mark 8:6
And He commanded the multitude to recline upon the ground, and He [then] took the seven loaves [of bread] and, having given thanks, He broke them and kept on giving them to His disciples to put before [the people], and they placed them before the crowd.

Mark 8:7
And they had a few small fish; and when He had praised God and given thanks and asked Him to bless them [to their use], He ordered that these also should be set before [them].

Mark 14:23
He also took a cup [of the juice of grapes], and when He had given thanks, He gave [it] to them, and they all drank of it.

Luke 7:16
Profound and reverent fear seized them all, and they began to recognize God and praise and give thanks, saying, A great Prophet has appeared among us! And God has visited His people [in order to help and care for and provide for them]!

Luke 17:18
Was there no one found to return and to recognize and give thanks and praise to God except this alien?

Luke 22:17
And He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He said, Take this and divide and distribute it among yourselves;

Luke 22:19
Then He took a loaf [of bread], and when He had given thanks, He broke [it] and gave it to them saying, This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.

John 6:11
Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples and the disciples to the reclining people; so also [He did] with the fish, as much as they wanted.

John 6:23
But now some other boats from Tiberias had come in near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.

Romans 1:21
Because when they knew and recognized Him as God, they did not honor and glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened.

Romans 14:6
He who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. He also who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while he who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

Romans 16:4
Who risked their lives [endangering their very necks] for my life. To them not only I but also all the churches among the Gentiles give thanks.

1 Corinthians 10:30
If I partake [of my food] with thankfulness, why am I accused and spoken evil of because of that for which I give thanks?

1 Corinthians 11:24
And when He had given thanks, He broke [it] and said, Take, eat. This is My body, which is broken for you. Do this to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance.

1 Corinthians 14:17
To be sure, you may give thanks well (nobly), but the bystander is not edified [it does him no good].

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:11
While you also cooperate by your prayers for us [helping and laboring together with us]. Thus [the lips of] many persons [turned toward God will eventually] give thanks on our behalf for the grace (the blessing of deliverance) granted us at the request of the many who have prayed.

Ephesians 1:16
I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.

Colossians 1:3
We continually give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), as we are praying for you,

1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].

2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought and indeed are obligated [as those in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing exceedingly and the love of every one of you each toward the others is increasing and abounds.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we, brethren beloved by the Lord, ought and are obligated [as those who are in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, because God chose you from the beginning as His firstfruits (first converts) for salvation through the sanctifying work of the [Holy] Spirit and [your] belief in (adherence to, trust in, and reliance on) the Truth.

1 Timothy 1:12
I give thanks to Him Who has granted me [the needed] strength and made me able [for this], Christ Jesus our Lord, because He has judged and counted me faithful and trustworthy, appointing me to [this stewardship of] the ministry.

Philemon 1:4
I give thanks to my God for you always when I mention you in my prayers,

Revelation 11:17
Exclaiming, To You we give thanks, Lord God Omnipotent, [the One] Who is and [ever] was, for assuming the high sovereignty and the great power that are Yours and for beginning to reign.

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I Am Thankful for You

I am thankful for YOU today. Each of you have touched my heart with your blogs, your stories, your life.  I am blessed to call you friends.  Have a beautiful day today whether you celebrate with family, friends, neighbors, or yourself –  abundant grace and mercy to you,  Diana

GIVE THANKS

Deuteronomy 26:3
And you shall go to the priest who is in office in those days, and say to him, I give thanks this day to the Lord your God that I have come to the land which the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.

2 Samuel 22:50
For this I will give thanks and extol You, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to Your name.

1 Chronicles 16:8
O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known His doings among the peoples!

1 Chronicles 16:34
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

1 Chronicles 16:35
And say, Save us, O God of our salvation; gather us together and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name and glory in Your praise.

1 Chronicles 16:41
With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest who were chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

2 Chronicles 7:6
The priests stood at their posts, and the Levites also, with instruments of music to the Lord, which King David had made to praise and give thanks to the Lord—for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever—whenever David praised through their ministry; the priests blew trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.

2 Chronicles 20:21
When he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to sing to the Lord and praise Him in their holy [priestly] garments as they went out before the army, saying, Give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

2 Chronicles 31:2
And Hezekiah appointed the priests and the Levites after their divisions, each man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister, to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the camp of the Lord.

Ezra 10:11
So now make confession and give thanks to the Lord, the God of your fathers [for not consuming you], and do His will. Separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from [your] foreign (heathen) wives.

Nehemiah 12:24
And the chiefs of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua son of Kadmiel, with their brethren opposite them, to praise and to give thanks, as David, God’s man, commanded, [one] watch [singing] in response to [the men in the opposite] watch.

Psalm 6:5
For in death there is no remembrance of You; in Sheol (the place of the dead) who will give You thanks?

Psalm 7:17
I will give to the Lord the thanks due to His rightness and justice, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

Psalm 18:49
Therefore will I give thanks and extol You, O Lord, among the nations, and sing praises to Your name.

Psalm 30:4
Sing to the Lord, O you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

Psalm 30:12
To the end that my tongue and my heart and everything glorious within me may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

Psalm 33:2
Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; sing praises to Him with the harp of ten strings.

Psalm 35:18
I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among a mighty throng.

Psalm 44:8
In God we have made our boast all the day long, and we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 45:17
I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the people praise and give You thanks forever and ever.

Psalm 54:6
With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks and praise Your name, O Lord, for it is good.

Psalm 57:9
I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.

Psalm 66:8
Bless our God, O peoples, give Him grateful thanks and make the voice of His praise be heard,

Psalm 67:3
Let the peoples praise You [turn away from their idols] and give thanks to You, O God; let all the peoples praise and give thanks to You.

Psalm 67:5
Let the peoples praise You [turn away from their idols] and give thanks to You, O God; let all the peoples praise and give thanks to You!

Psalm 68:26
Bless, give thanks, and gratefully praise God in full congregations, even the Lord, O you who are from [Jacob] the fountain of Israel.

Psalm 75:1
[ Psalm 75 ] [ To the Chief Musician; [set to the tune of] “Do Not Destroy.” A Psalm of Asaph. A song. ] We give praise and thanks to You, O God, we praise and give thanks; Your wondrous works declare that Your Name is near and they who invoke Your Name rehearse Your wonders.

Psalm 79:13
Then we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever; we will show forth and publish Your praise from generation to generation.

Psalm 92:1
[ Psalm 92 ] [ A Psalm. A song for the Sabbath day. ] It is a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises [with musical accompaniment] to Your name, O Most High,

Psalm 97:12
Rejoice in the Lord, you [consistently] righteous (upright and in right standing with God), and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.

Psalm 105:1
[ Psalm 105 ] O give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His doings among the peoples!

Psalm 106:1
[ Psalm 106 ] Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

Psalm 106:47
Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name and glory in praising You.

Psalm 107:1
[ Book Five ] [ Psalm 107 ] O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

Psalm 108:3
I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; and I will sing praises unto You among the nations.

Psalm 109:30
I will give great praise and thanks to the Lord with my mouth; yes, and I will praise Him among the multitude.

Psalm 111:1
[ Psalm 111 ] Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) I will praise and give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart in the council of the upright and in the congregation.

Psalm 118:1
[ Psalm 118 ] O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

Psalm 118:21
I will confess, praise, and give thanks to You, for You have heard and answered me; and You have become my Salvation and Deliverer.

Psalm 118:28
You are my God, and I will confess, praise, and give thanks to You; You are my God, I will extol You.

Psalm 118:29
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

Psalm 119:7
I will praise and give thanks to You with uprightness of heart when I learn [by sanctified experiences] Your righteous judgments [Your decisions against and punishments for particular lines of thought and conduct].

Psalm 119:62
At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You because of Your righteous ordinances.

Psalm 122:4
To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed and as a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

Psalm 136:1
[ Psalm 136 ] O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

Psalm 136:2
O give thanks to the God of gods, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever.

Psalm 136:3
O give thanks to the Lord of lords, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever—
Psalm 136:26
O give thanks to the God of heaven, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

Psalm 140:13
Surely the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence (before Your very face).

Psalm 142:7
Bring my life out of prison, that I may confess, praise, and give thanks to Your name; the righteous will surround me and crown themselves because of me, for You will deal bountifully with me.

Isaiah 12:1
And in that day you will say, I will give thanks to You, O Lord; for though You were angry with me, Your anger has turned away, and You comfort me.

Isaiah 12:4
And in that day you will say, Give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name and by means of His name [in solemn entreaty]; declare and make known His deeds among the peoples of the earth, proclaim that His name is exalted!

Jeremiah 33:11
[There shall be heard again] the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing as they bring sacrifices of thanksgiving into the house of the Lord, Give praise and thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good; for His mercy and kindness and steadfast love endure forever! For I will cause the captivity of the land to be reversed and return to be as it was at first, says the Lord.

Matthew 15:36
He took the seven loaves and the fish, and when He had given thanks, He broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

Matthew 26:27
And He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, Drink of it, all of you;

Mark 8:6
And He commanded the multitude to recline upon the ground, and He [then] took the seven loaves [of bread] and, having given thanks, He broke them and kept on giving them to His disciples to put before [the people], and they placed them before the crowd.

Mark 8:7
And they had a few small fish; and when He had praised God and given thanks and asked Him to bless them [to their use], He ordered that these also should be set before [them].

Mark 14:23
He also took a cup [of the juice of grapes], and when He had given thanks, He gave [it] to them, and they all drank of it.

Luke 7:16
Profound and reverent fear seized them all, and they began to recognize God and praise and give thanks, saying, A great Prophet has appeared among us! And God has visited His people [in order to help and care for and provide for them]!

Luke 17:18
Was there no one found to return and to recognize and give thanks and praise to God except this alien?

Luke 22:17
And He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He said, Take this and divide and distribute it among yourselves;

Luke 22:19
Then He took a loaf [of bread], and when He had given thanks, He broke [it] and gave it to them saying, This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.

John 6:11
Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples and the disciples to the reclining people; so also [He did] with the fish, as much as they wanted.

John 6:23
But now some other boats from Tiberias had come in near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.

Romans 1:21
Because when they knew and recognized Him as God, they did not honor and glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened.

Romans 14:6
He who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. He also who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God; while he who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

Romans 16:4
Who risked their lives [endangering their very necks] for my life. To them not only I but also all the churches among the Gentiles give thanks.

1 Corinthians 10:30
If I partake [of my food] with thankfulness, why am I accused and spoken evil of because of that for which I give thanks?

1 Corinthians 11:24
And when He had given thanks, He broke [it] and said, Take, eat. This is My body, which is broken for you. Do this to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance.

1 Corinthians 14:17
To be sure, you may give thanks well (nobly), but the bystander is not edified [it does him no good].

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:11
While you also cooperate by your prayers for us [helping and laboring together with us]. Thus [the lips of] many persons [turned toward God will eventually] give thanks on our behalf for the grace (the blessing of deliverance) granted us at the request of the many who have prayed.

Ephesians 1:16
I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.

Colossians 1:3
We continually give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), as we are praying for you,

1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].

2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought and indeed are obligated [as those in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing exceedingly and the love of every one of you each toward the others is increasing and abounds.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we, brethren beloved by the Lord, ought and are obligated [as those who are in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, because God chose you from the beginning as His firstfruits (first converts) for salvation through the sanctifying work of the [Holy] Spirit and [your] belief in (adherence to, trust in, and reliance on) the Truth.

1 Timothy 1:12
I give thanks to Him Who has granted me [the needed] strength and made me able [for this], Christ Jesus our Lord, because He has judged and counted me faithful and trustworthy, appointing me to [this stewardship of] the ministry.

Philemon 1:4
I give thanks to my God for you always when I mention you in my prayers,

Revelation 11:17
Exclaiming, To You we give thanks, Lord God Omnipotent, [the One] Who is and [ever] was, for assuming the high sovereignty and the great power that are Yours and for beginning to reign.

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Warrior of Love

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Psalm 147:2-3 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Lord is building up Jerusalem; He is gathering together the exiles of Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].

Dear Lord,

Let us release the love of God to those you have put in our path.

Help us to remember the battle is already won!

Your love melts the hardness of hearts, and heals our brokenness

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New Beginnings

Blog-land, a public place to share your private thoughts…who coulda thunk it?  I started Prayers and Promises as a place to share prayers and promises, and to testify about the goodness of God.  I have to say I have learned more from by brothers and sisters here than in many relationships I have had.  There is a freedom when you write – no constraints – I love it!   So, here’s a few pics that let me dance today.  God bless you all!

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.

 Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful!
God, I’ll never comprehend them!
I couldn’t even begin to count them—
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!
And please, God, do away with wickedness for good!
And you murderers—out of here!—
all the men and women who belittle you, God,
infatuated with cheap god-imitations.
See how I hate those who hate you, God,
see how I loathe all this godless arrogance;
I hate it with pure, unadulterated hatred.
Your enemies are my enemies! (Psalm 139:12-22 MSG)

The Message (MSG)    Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

More on the Daily Prompt: Origin Story

Why did you start you blog? Is that will why you blog, or has your site gone in a different direction than you’d planned?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us BEGINNINGS.

Thirsty?

A white-tailed deer drinks
from the creek;
I want to drink God,
deep draughts of God.
I’m thirsty for God-alive.
I wonder, “Will I ever make it—
arrive and drink in God’s presence?”

*
I’m on a diet of tears—
tears for breakfast, tears for supper.
All day long
people knock at my door,
Pestering,
“Where is this God of yours?”

*

These are the things I go over and over,
emptying out the pockets of my life.
I was always at the head of the worshiping crowd,
right out in front,
Leading them all,
eager to arrive and worship,
Shouting praises, singing thanksgiving—
celebrating, all of us, God’s feast!

*

Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul?
Why are you crying the blues?
Fix my eyes on God—
soon I’ll be praising again.
He puts a smile on my face.
He’s my God.

(Psalm 42:1-5 MSG)