Daily Psalm for 4/21/2022

Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.
The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the LORD, over many waters.
The voice of the LORD is powerful;
the voice of the LORD is full of majesty. Psalms 29:1-4

The word “ascribe” means “attribute” or “give credit to”.  Sadly, many people credit the Lord for the misfortunes we encounter but credit our savvy ways for the successes we enjoy. Living life like this creates a conflict because success comes not from our strength but from the help of a cast of people but predominantly from the Lord. When we forget the cast that helped us and takes all of the credit, the people will leave or do poorly so that we fail. Years ago, I applied for a job and talked about my skills but left out the cast that helped me or “what really happened”. I didn’t get the job which was a good thing because I would have done poorly. In the same way when we look at our spiritual growth, when we push G-d off of the throne of our life, we will become the target of the Devil who will take the throne by force.

Father,

My strength comes from you. Thank you Holy Spirit for guiding me in these writings. I could take the credit but that would be a lie and you would turn your back on me and these writings would go kaput. I want to reach people for Your glory that they would be encouraged in their daily walk. I know that all good things come from you and that I am a progenitor of the work of others like David, Daniel, and many others. I pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus who are struggling in their walks my prayer is that in some small way these words would encourage them. I pray for my world that you O Lord would step in to stop the conflict that threatens the world. I pray for my family that you will be with each and every one of them wherever they may go today. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand who they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land by rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).
IHS
MK
All of my writings can be found at
http://www.mikesencouragement.net

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