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Day 5 – Blessed is the One Who Trusts in You

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Psalm 84 (NIV 2010)

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
LORD Almighty!
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.

5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.

8 Hear my prayer, LORD God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
9 Look on our shield, O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.

10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.

12 LORD Almighty,
blessed is the one who trusts in you.

Reflection:

Psalm 84 is a prayer to God, praising and worshipping Him for the blessed life that He gives to us:

  • that we can live in His presence and know the nearness of Him
  • that  we can be on the journey with Him, walking through the desolation of lives among us and be used to bring His life giving waters
  • that we can pray and He hears us and looks on us with favor
  • that we can experience the provision of His goodness and honor

Response:

Pray through this psalm, proclaiming each verse in faith. Ask God to increase the work of His Spirit in our churches, so that the blessed life He gives as the Reflection describes above can be shared with others.

Day 4 – We Are Being Renewed Day By Day

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Day 3 – Join With Me In Suffering

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Day 2 – Hope Does Not Put Us To Shame

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

His Pain Our Comfort

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Day 1 – More Than Conquerors

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