Tuesday, June 12, 2007


There is just something about the purity of God’s Word. As I was reading the passage below, I was struck with the absolute devotion of King David to the Almighty God.

With ALL his heart, he worshiped Him, loved Him, and praised Him. I have arranged three translations phrase by phrase in the order listed so that it reads well. Remember God is a Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Three is His number. Worship Him today with ALL your heart as you read and meditate on His Word.

Psalms 138:1 - 3 (CEV) (NASB) (NKJV)

1 With all my heart I praise you, Lord.

1 I will give You thanks with all my heart;

1 I will praise You with my whole heart;

In the presence of angels I sing your praises.

I will sing praises to You before the gods.

Before the gods I will sing praises to You

2 I worship at your holy temple and praise you for your love and your faithfulness.

2 I will bow down toward Your holy temple And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth;

2 I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;

You were true to your word and made yourself more famous than ever before.

For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.

For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.

3 When I asked for your help, you answered my prayer and gave me courage.

3 On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.

3 In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.

My prayer for you today is that you may find moments throughout your day to simply close your eyes and worship Him, thank Him and tell Him of your love for Him.


Sunday, June 10, 2007


I’ve had some interesting discussions in the past year with people regarding reverence for God upon entering the sanctuary at church.

When I was younger, you entered the sanctuary to the piano and organ playing softly and you did not hear a sound other than that. Now when you walk into a church, if the instruments are playing you can’t hear them over the drone of people catching up on each other’s lives during the past week. It seems to be less about God and more about us!

I came across this verse in 1 Kings 6:7 (NASB) this morning regarding the building of the Temple under King Solomon…

The house, while it was being built, was built of stone prepared at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built.

Out of reverence for God, they completed all the stone cutting and wood sawing at another location, brought to the Temple site and fit together. What an awesome thought, quietness in the House of the Lord.

Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!

Psalms 46:10 (NKJV)

Worship is to be ALL about Him.