LORD, protect me! I will hide in You from those who want to harm me, then, I will not be alone in this battle.
LORD, forgive me! If I have caused this or done something wrong ~~ Forgive me!
If I have harmed a friend or taken what is not mine mine ~~ Forgive me!
If I have done any of this then let the enemy win.
LORD, fight for me!
You are my judge and my shield. You save those whose heart is fully attached to Yours. Guide all of my ways, all of my days. Save my soul!
I have repented of my sins unlike those who refuse to think they have done anything wrong. You fight against those who are evil, wicked, unrepentant, and those who lie. They will fall into their own pit.
Your righteousness demands my thanks! I will praise Your name!
Sunday Psalms are the Psalms in my own words. You can click on the Psalm number at the top to read it from theEnglish Standard Version.
It is so important that we are memorizing His Word. When we do that we are imprinting on our brain the things we need for life. It brings us closer to God. It protects us from sin. It helps us encourage others.
There’s more to memorizing the Word than repeating it over and over until it is firmly branded on our minds. We need to be meditating on it, discovering it’s meaning, and becoming aware of how it applies to our lives.
This morning I was doing that with the verse above. God had put it in my mind while I was falling asleep last night and I woke up thinking about it. (Has he done that with you, too?) I think He wanted me to discover this truth: If His word is not part of our choices then the choice we’re making is not in line with what He has purposed for our lives.
Let me tell you, I was ‘blown away’ with that thought. How many times have I simply made a choice instead of letting His Words guide me? How many times have you done that? Many times the consequences have been good but sometimes…
That’s why we must have His Word planted deeply in our heart, mind, and soul. Making decisions based on His Word keeps us on solid ground.
Abba, Father, open our hearts to Your Word. Give us great desire to know it so well that each time we face a decision we can call a verse to mind that applies to it.
Hear my words, LORD. My King and my GOD. I lift my prayers to You. Sometimes my words are just sounds, yet You still hear my prayers every morning.
You do not allow wicked people to live near You. You hate all who are evil, who think they are better than You. You destroy liars and murderers.
I bow down before You. I worship and adore You. You have chosen me and made the way stright before me. My enemies are lost and cannot find their way. They speak lies and death is in their words. Judge them, LORD. Let their own words convict them of their sin and rebellion against You.
All who live in Your protection will rejoice & sing. You are praised by all who love You. Put Your shield of favor over Your chosen, O LORD!
Sunday Psalms are the Psalms in my own words. You can click on the Psalm number at the top to read it from the NIV Bible.