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Sing Praises

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Memory verse for this week:

“Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!” 1 Chronicles 16:8,9

 How often do you sing to the Lord? One can participate in music at church on Sunday mornings and still not sing to the Lord. Paul says in Ephesians 5:18,19 to “…be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart.” Therefore it is quite possible that moving our lips in rhythm to the music on Sundays is not singing to the Lord at all. Singing praises to God is a work of the Holy Spirit. This great work can occur at any time. We can truly sing in our morning devotion times or before bed time and any time in between. This song reflects a grateful heart that personally knows his wondrous works.  

Prayer points for today:

  1. How long has it been since you have really sang to the Lord?
  2. Give Him praise morning, noon and night.

Go and Tell

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Memory verse for this week:

“Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!” 1 Chronicles 16:8,9

 In these two short verses we are told twice to make his deeds known and to tell of his wondrous works. God’s glory is displayed through creation. His will is made known through His inerrant Word. Yet He has entrusted to us the honor and responsibility to tell others about Him. The sun, moon and stars do indeed “speak” but their speech pales in comparison with us giving testimony of how we know God intimately and have known by the experience of everyday life that His works are truly wondrous. He has not entrusted this testimony to the beasts, birds or even the angels for no other creation can speak of the glorious gospel of our blessed God like you and me. So let us tell others.  

 Prayer points for today:

  1. Who can you tell about His deeds and works?
  2. Thank Him for His wondrous deeds that continually amaze you.

Call Upon His Name

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Memory verse for this week:

“Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!” 1 Chronicles 16:8,9

One of the ways we honor God most is by calling upon His name. When we pray we are expressing our need for God. Imagine a child never coming to his parents to ask for help or advise. Imagine a child never sharing with his parents about the hard time he or she is going through. Families with little or no communication will often times struggle. The same is true in our relationship with God. If we never seek Him or share with Him what we are facing then we will struggle spiritually. To ignore or assign little importance to continually calling upon the name of the Lord is to invite confusion, worry and loneliness into our lives.

Prayer points for today:

  1. Call upon His name today.
  2. Give thanks that He hears you and will lead you in His love.

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