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Every Sunday A Psalms Mother's Day 2015
5/10/2015

Daily Devotions:by Christina Farris

Psalms 34:1-22 KJV
(1) A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
(2) My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
(3) O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
(4) I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
(5) They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
(6) This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
(7) The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
(8) O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
(9) O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
(10) The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
(11) Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
(12) What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
(13) Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
(14) Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
(15) The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
(16) The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
(17) The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
(18) The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
(19) Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
(20) He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
(21) Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
(22) The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

Every Sunday A Psalm has been going on for over 34 weeks. I gotten to Psalms 34 and said Lord help me it is Motherís Day. Traditional a passage about Motherís or women is used, but today Psalms 34. As a child I knew when I played outside whether it was on the swing set or monkey bars, mom was in ear shot. My mother always coming to my aid if I screamed. I was afraid to drop from the monkey bars, it seemed so high up. As my mother came out to see what I gotten myself into, she knew I be okay if I just let go. Yet she come anyway and help me drop down, and warn me not to do it again. The drop was about five feet and I was about four or five. I was a monkey on the monkey bars. My mother taught me to ride a bike, taught me to play all sorts of games, and taught me how to laugh and cry. She taught me how to read books, taught me basic math and taught me how to crochet. Anything I wanted to learn about she was my teacher. Even when I played quietly outside or in the house my mother was always in ear shot. My family moved and my mother had to go to work and it became my father job while he was going back to school to teach me to skate and to keep track of me which was near impossible. Fatherís ears were good, but not that extinct motherís have over their children. Yet both parents are watchful of their children, so much so that when it is time to cut the apron strings as they leave the nest it is often hard.

God though He sees and hears everything, he has his angels watching over us. I wonder why God needs angels to watch, then I am reminded of Godís mercy and wrath. Perhaps angels are just a tad more lenient at times, then God. Not that God mercy is not sufficient, but Godís perfection makes it hard to watch our mistakes. It like watching someone else play a video game, it better not to watch because if you are really good at it, instinct makes one wants to tell another player how to play. In truth that move just might not be the right move for the one playing. Life is like that. God puts angels in charge for a purpose to protect and keep our feet from slipping and falling. Yet when one goes astray for a time, one must wonder did those angels take a lunch break, or just give us room to grow. Sometimes one has to scrape or bust a knee to know how bad it hurts.

If I think how many times I wreck my bike, only to have mom stitch me up, I can honestly say without the wrecks I may never learn to ride my bike. Godís instructions comes from His word. God teaches us and watches over us. In the middle of the night if I had a bad dream my mother was there. If I feared the dark my mother would say pray. As both my mother and father taught me about God, they did not teach me to be fearful of God. Though as an adult that idea of fearing God is like a new revelation. Fearful of Godís mighty hand when one done wrong is different then looking for Godís loving hand in the middle of a storm. To hear of one trembling in prayer is like asking where is Godís grace that you feel the need to be fearful. Yet one needs to be fearful of that one that can cast you into the fiery pit, because you did not believe His warnings or His gift of love, by sending His Son has payment for sin. To fear God is to understand His authority in oneís life and power in the world. That protection is only there when we realize our inability to save ourselves and our fear of God wrath and judgment enables to fall on our knees, before God knowing what one deserves and what God truly dishes out to us is love. Godís mercy to all that fear him.

I feared my mother at times when I did something wrong, knowing the consequences for my actions were coming. Our action of unbelief will come if we do not fear God. Oneís fear of God perhaps keeps one from being more evil then they could be. Fear of my mother keep me in check growing up. Motherís watchful eye kept me from doing many things I knew were wrong. Yet does my Heavenly Father that has the ability to take my life have the same effect. It is better to fear God then momma. Yet momma was probably right to begin with. Yet momma taught the fear of God has far as always that watchful eye. Teaching what Godís watchful eye was like, so we know the difference of Godís watchful eye and the devil. The devil only wanting bad things to happen to you and Godís watchful eyes is about protection.

God can keep your feet from slipping, keep you in check if one will only trust in the God and His Son. Angels can not save you they are just watching and take direction from God. Angels that guard you are under Godís instruction. Trust in God today to save your first from you sins, and then from oneself from doing evil in this world. It does not stop someone else from doing evil, but keeps your own feet from slipping.

Dear Heavenly Father thank you for our Motherís who teach us of your mercy and grace. Teachís us what is to fear God by fearing their correction. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

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