Daily Reading: 7-21-16
Psalm 138 Living Bible (TLB)
From heaven the Creator is orchestrating the story of redemption. The Lord has promised to provide salvation and he does so by calling each of us to embrace a lifestyle of worship and an attitude of service to our neighbors. As well, the Lord provides a plan for our individual lives so we can participate in the story. Even when we face difficulties, the Lord is working His good plan out for our lives. We need to remember it is essential to connect our plans with God’s plans, because He is Good. Let’s praise Him!
Psalm 138 Living Bible
138 Lord, with all my heart I thank you. I will sing your praises before the armies of angels.[a] 2 I face your Temple as I worship, giving thanks to you for all your loving-kindness and your faithfulness, for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.[b] 3 When I pray, you answer me and encourage me by giving me the strength I need.
4 Every king in all the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord, for all of them shall hear your voice. 5 Yes, they shall sing about Jehovah’s glorious ways, for his glory is very great. 6 Yet though he is so great, he respects the humble, but proud men must keep their distance. 7 Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will bring me safely through them. You will clench your fist against my angry enemies! Your power will save me. 8 The Lord will work out his plans for my life—for your loving-kindness, Lord, continues forever. Don’t abandon me—for you made me.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for every spiritual and material blessing you provide for my life and the lives of my loved ones. Thank you for your continual protection, strength, comfort, patience, and love. I do not take them for granted. Please continue to fulfill your purpose for my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.