Psalms (2002-03)

Psalms (2002-03)

You have a responsibility to praise the Lord. God has given you this great and awesome honor. God has put you here for a purpose, and within that purpose is found His unfailing love.

Psalms 147-150

God is always there wanting to touch us and feed us and bless us… And His pleasure isn’t in our strength or what we can do for Him. He takes no delight in that, but He delights in our knowing that He’s there and loving us and blessing us and desiring to be part of us, that we fear Him, that we look to Him. That’s where the relationship begins, and that’s where God’s love for us is poured out.…
In everything you do, is God the reason that you're there doing it? Is He your strength? Is He the reason that you have the ability to do it?

Psalms 144-146

How do you see God? Is God real to you? Is God Someone that, when you pray, you’re praying to Someone you know is listening? That Someone you know is standing there watching? Paying attention? Caring about what you’re seeking, what you’re asking about? Now, of course, when you pray He’s not going to always answer your prayer the way you want Him to, but no good father is going to give his child everything that child asks for. But…
The Lord knows when you're suffering, He knows when you're in need, He knows when you're hurting, and He is not afraid to hear your complaint. In fact, He desires for you to come to Him in every situation of life.

Psalms 140-143

“Set a guard over my mouth.” How many of us need to pray that prayer? And how often? It’s so easy to fall into the trap of gossip, of slander, of being angry, and without thinking, destroying our brothers and sisters and those in the world with our lips. Using our tongue because we’re angry, rather than calling out to God and letting God have it. “Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil.” And even still today,…
You don't have to believe in Him for Him to know you intimately. You don't have to care about Him for Him to know every hair on your head. You don't have to think about Him for Him to know...everything about you already. And He desires for you to know Him, and that's the amazing thing.

Psalms 139

When you think of God, when you think of your life and your relationship with God, what do you believe God knows about you? And, as you think about God and what He knows about you, are you still willing to take that next step that you’re about to take?… Isn’t that amazing? God is familiar, not only with [King] David’s ways, but He knows each and every one of us. He cares enough to know every thought, every step,…
Don't forget the great blessing that God has given you. Don't allow yourself even to get in to that place where God has to take it away from you to remind you of what you were given.

Psalms 136-138

His love endures forever. Do you believe that? Do you trust that? I trust it. well, until something happens that gives me a bad attitude. I trust it until something happens in my life that I don’t like. I believe it until, of course, our bank account is low and the gas tank is low, you know. Oh, and the car breaks down. I believe it until those times. But that’s the whole point of this. We have to remember…
The number one reason for problems in the world is because Jesus isn't there.

Psalms 132-135

Where does God dwell today? Where do we desire for God to dwell today? In our hearts. Exactly. But you know what? You look out at society and they don’t even have a clue about God; where He dwells; where He would like to dwell… When I encounter people that are having struggles in the world — I do a lot of counseling — and when I encounter those people, there first thing I have to ask is, “Where is…
Where do you put your hope? Does God's Word sit on a shelf collecting dust? Or is His Word what you're longing for, daily bringing it out to feed on it, to grow by it, to understand Him?

Psalms 129-131

You know what? The world’s going to hurt you. People are going to hurt you. Friends are going to hurt you. But the Lord is righteous, and the Lord’s love will cut you free from the bondage of the pain that comes from there — wherever there is, whatever circumstance you found yourself in that brought the pain, if you’ll trust the Lord, give your life into His hands, His righteousness frees from those bonds. You know what? I don’t…
God never said we would not face hardship in our life. He just asked us to trust Him through those hard times.

Psalms 124-128

The Lord is on our side. We need to understand what the Lord does for us, how the Lord blesses us, the involvement that He has in our life, and then we need to say it. If the Lord was not on my side, I can imagine what my life would be! We, who are sitting here this morning, are blessed abundantly, and we need to let people know that. Let the church say, “If the Lord had not been…
But in everything that He allows in our lives, it is to bring us to a place of looking to Him, praying to Him, seeking Him for mercy, seeking Him for His involvement in our life.

Psalms 120-123

There’s this separation that happens between you and God when you are disobeying Him, and oftentimes He, then, allows for you to be held captive by that separation. It’s an enemy. Separation is an enemy to you when that separation causes you to be away from God Who created you, God Who loves you, God Who desires to be the major part of your life. He’s not going to take your life away from you. It’s not like when you…
It's God's Word that brings us through the hardship... That's where we need to be. Spending time in God's Word. Not trying to make it in our own strength.

Psalms 119

One of the amazing things about God, He didn’t leave it to us to figure out Who He was by hearing the little whispers in the night, and so often we find the world falling into heresy because people turn to those little whispers in the night, thinking that God is speaking to them, but we have God’s Word in writing that when you hear a whisper, you match it to what’s here. And if it doesn’t match up, guess…
You can't always trust men, but you can always trust God and, once you trust God, then you can love men whether you trust them or not.

Psalms 116-118

When we do something good for somebody and actually do it with right motives, it’s not because we’re good. It’s because God Who is in us is good, and God chooses to use us to be part of men’s lives… All of us have a testimony, if we would just take time to look at it. If we would take time to look at our past and look at what God has done in us, we would realize that the…
God, why are You doing this to me? It's obvious why God's doing it to me. Because I abandoned His Word. I did not take His counsel, and I clap myself I irons. I bind myself up as a prisoner when I do not follow His Word.

Psalms 107-108

We oftentimes are not thankful for what God has done in us. We are not thankful for what God does for us and through us… But God is deserving of that thanks and that gratitude that should be pouring out of our hearts, because His love is what endures. It is His love that has touched us. It is His love that has freed us. It is His love for us that has give us His Word to study, and…