Verses: Part One ( From Praising to Petitioning, to Interceding)

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Scripture reference;

“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:44

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” Acts 17:24-28

 

Isn’t it fascinating how our thoughts can trek currents in that sparsely charted sea to which we refer as, “Our Knowledge of Him?”

 

I was having some quiet time today relaxing and reflecting on the beautiful way the Lord has cared for me as I once described it in a poem and devotion I wrote here  a few years ago:

 https://serenadedinseconds.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/r-is-for-rose/

For a long time now this verse has surfaced in my mind quite often… whenever I take the time to consider the Lord’s steadfast love and  the tender mercies that He has lavished on me:

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:6

My thoughts about my “rose” devotion lead me to that Bible verse. I have clung to it often while praying this line from “The Lord’s Prayer”:

“And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.” (Luke 11:4b)

Then I thought about how I often exchange the word “us” for the word “me” in that line. This thought lead me to reckoning and to resting in the fact that I can pray these words the next time I am feeling a burden for my brothers or sisters in the Lord:

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow them all the days of their lives: and they will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:6

The next thing I knew, I was pondering these words of Fanny Crosby that were surfacing in my mind:

I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

Then I paused and thought of those people I have known who have professed that they do “not” believe in the message of the gospel, and felt sad and began to compose another verse. I like to think she wouldn’t mind if  I shared it here:

 

There are those you’ve made in your image, Lord,

Who are still in unbelief;

Give them eyes to see.  Grant them ears to hear

So they would abide in Thee…

 

Draw “them” nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died.
Draw “them” nearer, nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

 

Will you pray these verses with me?  ❤

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please use this link: 

http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just use this link:
www.biblegateway.com   They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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Scripture reference;

“23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.

25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 136:23-26 KJV

 

Daily I long to know the Lord better and to think, speak, and do what is right.

Daily I succeed a little.

Daily I still fail a lot.

Daily I am persuaded that the Lord still loves me and will never fail me.

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please  click herehttp://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

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All His Benefits (Part 13 Conclusion)

“Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”

Moore to Ponder

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Scripture Reference;

Psalm 103

 1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

 3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

 4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

 5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

 7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

 9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

 10He hath not dealt with us after…

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The Valley of Baca: Introduction

“The Valley of Baca is sometimes referred to as the “vale of tears”. It doesn’t sound like a place anyone would like to visit. Tear drops aren’t the most sought after items by those who collect treasures either. Yet this place and the tears that have been captured there are sacred…”

Moore to Ponder

Scripture references;

“1  How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear…

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All His Benefits (Part 12 “His Kingdom Ruleth Over All”)

Today I am looking at verse 19:

“The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.“

Moore to Ponder

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Scripture Reference;

Psalm 103

 1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

 3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

 4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

 5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

 7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

 9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

 10He hath not dealt with us after…

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All His Benefits (Part 11)

“Oh yes, the Father knows our frames! He has searched us and known us through and through, and knows how short our earthly lives are and just how frail and needy we really are.”

Moore to Ponder

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Scripture Reference;

Psalm 103

 1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

 3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

 4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

 5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

 7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

 9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

 10He hath not dealt with us after…

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All His Benefits (Part 10)

“Here is the verse I am considering today:

‘As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.’ Psalm 103:12”

Moore to Ponder

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Scripture Reference;

Psalm 103

 1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

 3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

 4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

 5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

 7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

 9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

 10He hath not dealt with us after…

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