Saturday, February 28, 2015

"Boundaries" Video Devotion

"Boundaries" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 104, verses 5 through 9. 
In our first devotion on Psalm 104, we read the beautiful description the psalmist gave of God in His throne room, actively ordering the physical nature of this world in which we live. We discovered that God's servants, the angels, are actively doing His will on our behalf. As we continue through Psalm 104, we discover that God, our First Love, not only created this world out of nothing, but He also sets boundaries.




God Bless You,
Linda

Friday, February 27, 2015

"Honor and Majesty" Video Devotion

"Honor and Majesty" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 104, verses 1 through 4. Psalm 104 is perhaps one of the most beautiful psalms in its lovely imagery, but how can one adequately describe God? Truly God is greater than any of His creatures can possibly think Him to be. As one commentator expressed, "Inspired men have chosen the best terms wherewith to exalt God; and yet they are all inadequate."




God Bless You,
Linda

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"All His Works" Video Devotion

"All His Works" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 103, verses 19 through 22.  In the closing verses of Psalm 103, David reaches beyond the parameters of our world, praising all of God's creation. Being earth-bound creatures, we seldom look beyond our world into the outer realms of the creation of God. It is good for us to take some time and ponder the realm of God--all His works in all places of His dominion. From our perspective it seems as though all of the universe revolves around us, with man being God's highest creation. We know that is not really true, but we live as though it is.




God Bless You,
Linda

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Everlasting to Everlasting" Video Devotion

"Everlasting to Everlasting" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 103, verses 15 through 18. When we are young, we see the years stretching out before us and it seems as though they will go on forever. Then, one day we wake up and find ourselves in our mid-sixties and wonder how that happened. Just yesterday we were struggling with the issues of leaving home and beginning a life on our own, and now our grandchildren are facing those same issues. Let us remember that eternity for the children of God does not begin at our death. Eternity with the Lord begins the moment we first believed.





God Bless You,
Linda

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"He Knows Us" Video Devotion

"He Knows Us" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 103, verses 11 through 14. How high are the heavens? Man has gone beyond our atmosphere through the advancements we have made in space travel, but no space capsule has come near to the throne of God, nor will it ever do so. That is how the psalmist has measured the mercy of God toward His children. With a spring in your step and a song of praise upon your lips take some time today and ponder the message ringing out from Psalm 103. He knows us and He remembers that we are dust.




God Bless You,
Linda

Monday, February 23, 2015

"No Other One" Video Devotion

"No Other One" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 103, verses 6 through 10. There is no other One like unto our God. We may be made in His image, but we do not have any natural traits that are His. All we do gain in this life is due to the grace of God, alone--none of us and all of Him! The Gospel call is still open to those who will hear, Come to Christ, our only Hope and our only Savior, for there is no other One!




God Bless You,
Linda

Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Forgives, Redeems, Satisfies" Video Devotion

"Forgives, Redeems, Satisfies" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 103, verses 1 through 5.  David began this psalm by pouring his heart--even his soul out to the Lord, imploring his soul to bless the LORD. All of his success, all of his hopes, and all of his dreams were centered upon the LORD as he reiterated the benefits he received from the Lord. What were those benefits? He summarized all that he knew and loved about God in five words: forgives, heals, redeems, crowns, satisfies.




God Bless You,
Linda

Saturday, February 21, 2015

"No End" Video Devotion

"No End" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 102, verses 23 through 28.  How many things do we know of that have no end? We tend to live on this earth and treat it as though it, like God, has no end, but that is not true. "Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure." Considering the fact that earth will not remain as it is, the heavens will also not remain the same, and we have an end as far as our time on this earth is concerned, should we not be more concerned about what comes after this?




God Bless You,
Linda

Friday, February 20, 2015

"Generation to Come" Video Devotion

"Generation to Come" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 102, verses 18 through 22.  I do not believe there is any other psalm in which the writer addresses the generation to come. But, I doubt that the writer of Psalm 102 ever imagined that his psalm would be printed and read by millions of people over 3000 years after it was written. The treasures of God's Word are timeless--just as relevant today as the date on which they were written.




God Bless You,
Linda

Thursday, February 19, 2015

"Christ Alone" Video Devotion

"Christ Alone" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 102, verses 13 through 17. The writer of Psalm 102 understood that his life was in the hands of Christ alone. Even though his life was filled with troubles, the psalmist knew that the set time would come when the Lord would appear in His glory and build up Zion. He also understood that even his prayers were regarded by the Lord, as the Lord does not despise the prayers of His children.




God Bless You,
Linda

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"But Thou" Video Devotion

"But Thou" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 102, verses 8 through 12.  Few of us have reached such a point in our lives, though we can certainly identify with his discouragement and depression. Is there no hope for this poor child of God? Will his life end in this state of misery? Two words change the entire direction of this psalm: "But Thou!"




God Bless You,
Linda

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"A Little Sparrow" Video Devotion

"A Little Sparrow" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 102, verses 3 through 7.  Gone is the gladness of heart and in its place is melancholy and despair, for the days of weariness and discouragement are upon the psalmist. His anguish is so deep that he has lost all desire for food, and as a lonely sparrow deeply grieving for the loss of its mate, he is as one who has no comforters to console him in his misery. One does not have to live very long to understand only too well the anguish of the psalmist. Where are the days of joy and gladness? Where is the love, joy, and peace promised to the believer? How can such days so seem to overtake us that we have even lost all memories of the good days?




God Bless You,
Linda

Monday, February 16, 2015

"Answer Me Speedily" Video Devotion

"Answer Me Speedily" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 102, verses 1 and 2. Do you hear the desperation in those words? Answer me now, Lord! Answer me speedily! How do we have a right to speak in such a manner to God, the Creator of the universe? Who are we? How can we be assured that God even hears us, much less answers our cry? As Christians who spends time meditating and communing with God, we have every right to expect God to answer us when we are in trouble. Indeed, even before we ask, God is already coming to our aid, for God's children are not only surrounded by the love of Christ, but God's servants, the Angels are sent to care for and protect the children of God.




God Bless You,
Linda

Sunday, February 15, 2015

"My Eyes" Video Devotion

"My Eyes" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 101, verses 6 through 8.  If you will remember, Psalm 101 is a contemplation of David as he considers what type of king he will be when God finally removes King Saul. Of course, as is often the case in the Psalms, this also applies to God, who looks down from the Kingdom of Heaven upon the children of men. From history we know that David did turn out to be a great king in the land of Israel. Though he committed some grievous sins, he always went back to God in repentance. Because he faithfully loved and served God, God blessed him and blessed the people as well.




God Bless You,
Linda

Saturday, February 14, 2015

"Enemy to Injustice" Video Devotion

"Enemy to Injustice" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 101, verses 3 through 5.  Happy is the nation whose ruler declares himself to be an enemy to injustice. As a matter of fact, such a thing is unheard of in our day. We have all kinds of lawyer jokes or politician jokes, showing that we do not even expect those in the judiciary to be an enemy to injustice, or even to be honest in all of their duties. As David contemplated the nature of his rule over the people, he determined to not even look upon wickedness, and to personally hate the work of those who turned aside from doing good.




God Bless You,
Linda

Friday, February 13, 2015

"Mercy and Judgment" Video Devotion

"Mercy and Judgment" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 101, verses 1 and 2. Psalm 101 gives us a rare privilege to see into the very heart of David, who had not yet been made king, but had been ordained as the next king of Israel by Samuel. It was certainly a difficult time for David--being thrust about from one kingdom to another when pursued by King Saul. Yet even in times such as these we see David returning to God, his first love. In the end it is not our actions, but our hearts that God sees. We can impress the world by our actions, but we can only impress the Lord with a heart that is devoted to Him.




God Bless You,
Linda

Thursday, February 12, 2015

"Enduring Truth" Video Devotion

"Enduring Truth" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 100, verses 4 and 5. How do we approach the Lord? How do we approach the Lord when we come into His house of worship? How do we approach the Lord when we enter His throne of grace in prayer? We have the Words of Eternal Life--we have the enduring truth contained within the pages of God's Holy Word! The Lord is good, His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations!




God Bless You,
Linda

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"He Is God" Video Devotion

"He Is God" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 100, verses 1 through 3.  In our casual stroll through the book of Psalms, in this series called "First Love," we have reached the two-thirds point. What a fitting psalm this is to mark this milestone, for it is a psalm of reflection and praise to the Lord for He is God. The psalmist calls us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord, to serve Him with gladness, and to come before His presence with singing.




God Bless You,
Linda

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"Worship At His Footstool" Video Devotion

"Worship At His Footstool" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 99, verses 5 through 9. What an amazing God we serve! Let us exalt the Lord our God and let us, as the psalmist expressed, worship at His footstool! What a beautiful picture this brings to mind. Can you not see the loving grandfather with his grandchildren gathered around his footstool hanging upon his every word as he relates to them tales of his childhood? Our God loves us so much, and is even more accessible to us than that loving grandfather is to his grandchildren.




God Bless You,
Linda

Monday, February 09, 2015

"Equity, Judgment, and Righteousness" Video Devotion

"Equity, Judgment, and Righteousness" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 99, verses 1 through 4. Happy are the people who are governed with perfect equity, judgment, and righteousness. Indeed, we have no idea what living under such a system would be like. Where, in the world in which we live, do we truly see equity? Where is the nation whose judgments are perfect? Where is the kingdom which truly practices righteousness?




God Bless You,
Linda

Sunday, February 08, 2015

"The Hills Are Alive" Video Devotion

"The Hills Are Alive" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 98, verses 7 through 9. As I read through these verses from Psalm 98 this morning, I could not help but hear Julie Andrews whirling about on top of a mountain with her arms spread out, singing, "The hills are alive with the sound of music!" Even in our world of animated movies, we seldom give nature a second thought, let alone imagining the seas, the rivers, and the hills clapping their hands joyfully praising God.




God Bless You,
Linda

Saturday, February 07, 2015

"Something for Everyone" Video Devotion

"Something for Everyone" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 98, verses 4 through 6. Can you imagine what heaven will be like? We from this earth will come with our mumblings and noises of praise, but we will be drowned out by the beautiful chorus of angels and all other creatures, many of whom we will not recognize. What a time of praise and adoration that will be! So, take some time today to just praise the Lord--in whatever manner you choose. For there is truly something for everyone!




God Bless You,
Linda

Friday, February 06, 2015

"A New Song" Video Devotion

"A New Song" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 98, verses 1 through 3. The Lord Jesus Christ, the God Man, came into this world. Nothing like it had ever been known. God, reached down, took upon Himself the form of a man, and died for a people who left to themselves would have only rejected Him. Nothing in us makes us worthy to be called by His name. Yet, He loves us so! Today, we sing and praise the name of our God for the Lord has made known His salvation to us! Yes, we sing a new song!




God Bless You,
Linda

Thursday, February 05, 2015

"In His Hands" Video Devotion

"In His Hands" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 97, verses 10 through 12. In truth, one cannot truly know joy and gladness apart from the Lord. In Christ we have that pure love and peace that continually evades those who do not know Christ. In Christ we have the Light of life, and oh how pure and lovely it is! It is true, by power of Christ we are nestled safely in His hands. It is He who saves us, it is He who keeps us, and it is He who will safely bring us into heaven to live with Him forever!




God Bless You,
Linda

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

"Thou Art Exalted" Video Devotion

"Thou Art Exalted" is the name of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 97, verses 7 through 9. Christians do not have time not to study the Word of God and spend time in prayer and fellowship with the Lord. The rich treasures we find in Christ far surpass anything this world has to offer, yet often we willingly trade them for a few trinkets of fluff this world will throw our way.




God Bless You,
Linda

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

"All People See His Glory" Video Devotion

"All the People See His Glory" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 97, verses 1 through 6. I am amazed again and again by the wondrous graphic displays the psalmists present as though from the very throne room of God.  This is our God. He is God of all Gods, King of all Kings, and Lord of all Lords. Though He may seem to be hid from our faces now, the day will come when all people will see His glory!




God Bless You,
Linda

Monday, February 02, 2015

"The Trees Rejoice" Video Devotion

"The Trees Rejoice" is the name of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 96, verses 10 through 13.  How can the trees rejoice? How can a field be joyful? Can the trees and the fields be sad? Yes! Though we do not commonly think this way, even nature calls its First Love, God. When man fell as a result of the sin of Adam and Eve, they were not the only ones affected by their sin. Not only would they now suffer illness, disease, and ultimately death, but nature would as well.




God Bless You,
Linda

Sunday, February 01, 2015

"Beauty of Holiness" Video Devotion

"Beauty of Holiness" is the title of this KJV video devotion from Psalm 96, verses 6 through 9. Psalm 96 takes us into the very throne room of God. Gone is our pride and envy, gone is our self-ambition and arrogance, and gone is our complaining and discontent. For here, in the very presence of God Himself is strength, glory, and majesty; here in the presence of God is the beauty of holiness!




God Bless You,
Linda