This week's #MorningWatchMonday comes from Indigo:
Good morning, my friends! This week I would like to share with you a psalm that I have been memorizing the past month. As you read through it, allow yourself to remember good that God has done (for you, and others), sins he has forgiven, and promises that he gives. Count the number of times steadfast is used and think about the words that it describes. What does it mean to have steadfast love, etc.?
Because these words have been in the front of my mind as I've been memorizing, God has used it to bring my heart and attitude in line with his joyfulness. Why should I love God? Look at all the things he has done! Remember his faithfulness through all ages!
Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth may be renewed like the eagle's.
The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love towards those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion on those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like the flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.
But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting, on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.
Bless the Lord, oh you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all his hosts, you ministers, who do his will! Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord oh my soul!
If you would like an easy way to memorize verses, check out the program developed by Children Desiring God called Fighter Verses (app link on their sidebar). You can memorize using fill in the blank, listen to someone read the verse repeatedly, or listen to the scripture with music. (This is not a sponsored link. I'm just sharing something I love).
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