Sunday, May 13, 2018

Lord, I Need You

Psalm 40:17  "But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay."

Philippians 4:19  "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus."

Hebrews 4:16  "Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

       Saturday night, five of us had a girl's night out and attended Worship Night Out at Verizon Arena.  What an evening of worship and praise!  As this week has been a hard one to fathom, this concert had perfect timing to remind us where our focus, praise and attention should always be--on God.  I want to share a few points, that I can remember, from last night that were from song or spoken word.  These are just to provoke your thoughts individually, there is no group theme, except God calling us to Him.

Points to Ponder:

1] Love has a name- Jesus, Hope has a name- Jesus, Victory has a name- Jesus

2] When the church starts praying, the world starts changing

3] One of the biggest hindrances to revival is the hindrance of expression to God in worship

4] Your affection to God can only be expressed by you, no one else can do it for you

5]  Your comfort does not trump God's commands... follow, trust and obey

6]  God's grace is enough for me...He is my hope and stay, my Deliverer

7]  The book of Psalms is full of the word 'praise', but there are 7 Hebrew words for praise that have different meanings:

       a] Yadah-- to worship with the extended hand-It carries the meaning of absolute surrender as a young child does to a parent - "pick me up, I'm all yours".

       b] Tehillah-- to sing a spontaneous new song
       c] Barak-- to kneel or bow in adoration to God
       d] Halal-- to be boastful in praise - where the word 'hallelujah' comes from
       e] Towdah--  a thanksgiving of what has been received and for what is to come by His will
       f] Zamar-- to sing with instruments
       g] Shabach--  a loud adoration or shout of praise

    I share this with you today to remind you that you are never alone because God is always with you.  He is our Rock and Cornerstone that never fails.  He deserves our highest praise--unashamed glory for all the love, grace and mercy He gave on the cross and continues to give today.  Hallelujah and Amen!