Archive for October, 2005

Psalm 13 – Uplifting

October 31, 2005
Hello Hello!! Psalm 13 ready to be commented on in a min, first off just wana keep encouragin u guys to post……seriously alice!! So full of talk on other topics……..why not post on here huh?? lol…………even if its once just to keep me happy
 
Alrighty ppls, heres the psalm, but before i do let me just say well i spent another day at the hospital today (doin work experience for those who dont know) and i was sitting there holding a 25 min old baby………..do u know how perfectly things like that are made…………goodness, another amazing creation lol. Just thought id share that with u guys……..
 
1
    O LORD, how long will you forget me? Forever?
       How long will you look the other way?

    2
    How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,
       with sorrow in my heart every day?
       How long will my enemy have the upper hand?

    3
    Turn and answer me, O LORD my God!
       Restore the light to my eyes, or I will die.

 

Amazing feeling to know that God does listen, even when we cry out as desperatly as this, and especially when we cry out this desperately.
 

    4
    Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, "We have defeated him!"
       Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall.

    5
    But I trust in your unfailing love.
       I will rejoice because you have rescued me.

    6
    I will sing to the LORD
       because he has been so good to me.

 

K well i can actually say that i dont have any specific comments on this psalm, but i am rather fond of it. Tis a nice uplifting matter of fact psalm we hav here…..
 
Wat u guys think?
Lis
xxx

Psalm 12

October 30, 2005
Hey Hey….oh and if you guys wana post the next psalm then go ahead and do so, dont let my being slow stop you guys from posting, ill just continue from where u guys left off when i next post. So yes Drew if u wana post the next one go ahead you have my permission.
Anywayz moving on……….todays is psalm 12 (todays and is the one im posting today lol)
 
1
    Help, O LORD, for the godly are fast disappearing!
       The faithful have vanished from the earth!
 
Have to admit this is one thing that scares me cause it is so true, I would love to be able to look around and everyone i see is a christian, could u imagine how everyone in this world would then live. Seriously, if everyone lived a Godly life…….imagine it. Would be awesome!!
 

    2
    Neighbors lie to each other,
       speaking with flattering lips and insincere hearts.

    3
    May the LORD bring their flattery to an end
       and silence their proud tongues.

    4
    They say, "We will lie to our hearts’ content.
       Our lips are our own–who can stop us?"

 

I do believe here, u wana go……..nope u hav it wrong, but then again, isnt everyone guilty of this at some point. Tis like this is my life, why u tryin to stop me from living it my way?? Ppl may think that way, but wat happens 70 odd yrs down the road when u die, then u hav eternity to spend somewhere, and uh guess wat………..if u live ur life for u here, then uh u spent eternity not happy lol. So i would much rather live my life for God here and then spend eternity with my loving father afterwards. Besides ever tried living life for you, then living life for God and comparing the 2 experiences??? I can guarentee which one is better, but hey dont believe me? Why not give it a shot eh?

 

    5
    The LORD replies, "I have seen violence done to the helpless,
       and I have heard the groans of the poor.
    Now I will rise up to rescue them,
       as they have longed for me to do."

 

See its even said here, I will rise to rescue them, so many times in the bible do we see promises made and the actions that relate to those promises followed through. Therefore why should we have any reason to doubt God will follow these one through? If you dont believe the fact about the promises coming true then check it out for urself.

 

    6
    The LORD’s promises are pure,
       like silver refined in a furnace,
       purified seven times over.

    7
    Therefore, LORD, we know you will protect the oppressed,
       preserving them forever from this lying generation,

    8
    even though the wicked strut about,
       and evil is praised throughout the land.

 

Well even stated further down here how reliable His promises are, isnt it awesome that someone cares about you that much, someone who will make a promise and will then keep it. No doubt about it, God is not a human being with selfish ambitions who will change His mind to suit His needs at the time, He wants us to be happy. Thats why He gave us free will!!!! So that we can choose whether or not to follow Him, if He wanted lil ppl to just love Him then we would all resemble ken and barbie lol…….we’d b perfect lil human beings who loved God. But then it wouldnt be a free will kind of love would it?
 
So think about it neway………and if curiosity has the better of you then check out some things for urself…….
A full online bible in loads of translations avaliable for you……I personally like new living and the message for reading stuff cause they are most contemporary i guess.
Anywayz i hav to be goin now, but i shall post again tomorrow……and hit me with ur comments folks!!
Later
Lis
xxxx

Psalm 11 – Yes i know im falling behind again

October 29, 2005
Hey Hey All…….yes i know ive fallen behind on posting again. Sorry Leslie to keep u waiting in anticipation. Seems like the weekends it just neva gets posted…..duno why, even tho i hav more time, i spend less of my time online. Tis a good thing to hav a break i suppose will work on it. So todays will actually be psalm 11 angels and pirates so here goes:
 
 
1
    I trust in the LORD for protection.
       So why do you say to me,
    "Fly to the mountains for safety!

   
    2 The wicked are stringing their bows
       and setting their arrows in the bowstrings.
       They shoot from the shadows at those who do right.

    3
    The foundations of law and order have collapsed.
       What can the righteous do?"

    4
    But the LORD is in his holy Temple;
       the LORD still rules from heaven.
    He watches everything closely,
       examining everyone on earth.

 

Thank Goodness eh? Amazing that He cares about all these things which r goin on even tho compared to everything from His perspective its insignificant.

    5
    The LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked.
       He hates everyone who loves violence.

    6
    He rains down blazing coals on the wicked,
       punishing them with burning sulfur and scorching winds.

    7
    For the LORD is righteous, and he loves justice.
       Those who do what is right will see his face

I love this last line, that gives us a reason to do wat is rite yes? Then we can finally see our creator face to face. How AWESOME will that be??
 
Well post ur thoughts, was rather a short psalm i will admit but oh well. Would love to hear a bunch of thoughts on it.
Lis
xxx

Psalm 10

October 26, 2005
Hello Hellos my lil angels!!! And to all my crazy angels  well dance involved u do the math *cough*
Lalala……..but not a jetsons dance Alice sorry……..neva again……..we shall avoid the late nite crazy music in movies on very lil sleep. Just a wise idea for future reference.
So todays psalm comes from……..thats rite the book of psalms again…….getting pretty quick at this eh? Number 10…….
 
1
    O LORD, why do you stand so far away?
       Why do you hide when I need you the most?
 
Well this part i find often i feel……tis like when im down, very tempting to go……God where r u???? Except then usually u get the answer rite with u or something similar. I wonder if David had ever heard the footprints in the sand analogy lol. Sure sounds like he would have liked it anyway haha. 
 
    2
    Proud and wicked people viciously oppress the poor.
       Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.

    3
    For they brag about their evil desires;
       they praise the greedy and curse the LORD.

    4
    These wicked people are too proud to seek God.
       They seem to think that God is dead.

 

I hav to admit im not sure i agree on this one, they may seem like they think he’s dead but in reality i think they just dont care, tis like me first then others……..then God mayb if i hav time. 

 

    5
    Yet they succeed in everything they do.
       They do not see your punishment awaiting them.
       They pour scorn on all their enemies.

    6
    They say to themselves, "Nothing bad will ever happen to us!
       We will be free of trouble forever!"

 

Thats a tough argument which is hard to understand, tis like why do bad things happen to ppl who follow God and those who dont follow Him end up living in amazing places with loads of money and way more material possesions than needed. Answer………things on this earth are very different to those in heaven, you are blessed with many things here, however unless u live ur life for Christ, tis not a lot of good and u may as well have all ur fun now, cause u wont have anywhere near as much in heaven……..and i tell ya………heaven in for ETERNITY……..earth is on average 70 yrs i  guess…….so uh do the math i suppose, theres no contest. Tis a matter of faith……………

 

    7
    Their mouths are full of cursing, lies, and threats.
       Trouble and evil are on the tips of their tongues.

    8
    They lurk in dark alleys,
       murdering the innocent who pass by.
    They are always searching
       for some helpless victim.

    9
    Like lions they crouch silently,
       waiting to pounce on the helpless.
    Like hunters they capture their victims
       and drag them away in nets.

    10
    The helpless are overwhelmed and collapse;
       they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.

    11
    The wicked say to themselves, "God isn’t watching!
       He will never notice!"

 

Newsflash……..God sees all……..just like the sandcastle kid………he made everything, therefore u think He cant watch over all of it??? And He does, we dont have to understand how……..but we r indeed informed that He does!!

 

    12
    Arise, O LORD!
       Punish the wicked, O God!
       Do not forget the helpless!

    13
    Why do the wicked get away with cursing God?
       How can they think, "God will never call us to account"?

    14
    But you do see the trouble and grief they cause.
       You take note of it and punish them.
    The helpless put their trust in you.
       You are the defender of orphans.

    15
    Break the arms of these wicked, evil people!
       Go after them until the last one is destroyed!

    16
    The LORD is king forever and ever!
       Let those who worship other gods be swept from the land.

 

Now when readin this part i was again reminded how other gods does not necessarily hav to refer to a golden statue or praying to another god. This is simply a matter or something else which takes priority over God………..think about it. We all need to judge ourselves carefully on that one before looking at others…….

 

    17
    LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless.
       Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them.

    18
    You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed,
       so people can no longer terrify them.

 

Last piece of comfort from good old David here……….
Well  i should be goin, but do post comments, tis too bad they cant all be integrated into the text on here and we all just write in different colors cause that would be pretty cool.
Oh hey a lil feedback….is it better to write all the text then comment, or is integrated text much easier??? let me know anyway…….
Good day to all……….
Lis
xxx

Psalm 9 – Fresh and New

October 25, 2005
Hey All you little ppls……hehe i is in a good good mood as this nursery i worked in last month has now finally decided to pay me……everyone say YIPPEEEEE!! haha……. Always something to brighten ur mood. Newayz i was reading another psalm this morning, yes tis true psalm 9……….and im glad someone liked my lil kid/sandcastle analogy there yesterday hehe.  So here goes rite:
 
 

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be sung to the tune Death of the Son.

 
1
    I will thank you, LORD, with all my heart;
       I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.

    2
    I will be filled with joy because of you.
       I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

    3
    My enemies turn away in retreat;
       they are overthrown and destroyed before you.

    4
    For you have judged in my favor;
       from your throne, you have judged with fairness.

    5
    You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked;
       you have wiped out their names forever.

    6
    My enemies have met their doom;
       their cities are perpetual ruins.
       Even the memory of their uprooted cities is lost.

    7
    But the LORD reigns forever,
       executing judgment from his throne.

    8
    He will judge the world with justice
       and rule the nations with fairness.

    9
    The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed,
       a refuge in times of trouble.

    10
    Those who know your name trust in you,
       for you, O LORD, have never abandoned anyone who searches for you.

    11
    Sing praises to the LORD who reigns in Jerusalem.[a]
       Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds.

    12
    For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless.
       He does not ignore those who cry to him for help.

    13
    LORD, have mercy on me.
       See how I suffer at the hands of those who hate me.
       Snatch me back from the jaws of death.

    14
    Save me, so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem’s gates,
       so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.

    15
    The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others.
       They have been caught in their own trap.

    16
    The LORD is known for his justice.
       The wicked have trapped themselves in their own snares.[b]

Quiet Interlude
    17
    The wicked will go down to the grave.[c]
       This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.

    18
    For the needy will not be forgotten forever;
       the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.

    19
    Arise, O LORD!
       Do not let mere mortals defy you!
       Let the nations be judged in your presence!

    20
    Make them tremble in fear, O LORD.
       Let them know they are merely human.

 

K well i do hav to admit that today for like the only time ever, i added in the info which appeared at the top of the psalm……by David: to be sung to the tune DEATH OF THE SON?!?!?! Duno wat kind of mood the guy was in but uh doesnt sound like a rainbow and fluffy clouds kinda song one would expect eh? Obviously even David had his mood swings lol.

I think David is troubled majorly by ppl who are obviously against him and everything he does…….this is now the probably comin up to like 5th psalm i think…….i should go and count…….i dare someone to correct me (at least that way i know u guys have been following) about how he wants God to overthrow his enemies.

I do like the way David gives a reason as to why he wants God to save him tho…….so that he can praise God PUBLICLY……not just for any selfish reason as in because hes had enough of ppl making fun of him or giving him a hard time…….as im sure i would have felt like.

Anyway i should get back to work, but keep posting ppl………see if u can beat andrew on the number of times u post

Later

Lis

xxx

Psalm 8 -TODAYS FINALLY ;)

October 24, 2005
K PPLs well u can stop frustrating urselves now…..todays psalm is here…..today lol. Rnt u impressed?? I mean seriously i did it. lol…..
 
1
    O LORD, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth!
       Your glory is higher than the heavens.

    2
    You have taught children and nursing infants
       to give you praise.
    They silence your enemies
       who were seeking revenge.

    3
    When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers–
       the moon and the stars you have set in place–

    4
    what are mortals that you should think of us,
       mere humans that you should care for us?

    5
    For you made us only a little lower than God,
       and you crowned us with glory and honor.

    6
    You put us in charge of everything you made,
       giving us authority over all things–

    7
    the sheep and the cattle
       and all the wild animals,

    8
    the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
       and everything that swims the ocean currents.

    9
    O LORD, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth!

 

First thought that comes to mind (still only sharing those as i really want u guys to start posting first thoughts about them) is the stars. I duno why but tis like every nite they come out and we all look up and go oh hey stars are out. Big deal!! Theyre there all the time, but did u ever stop and look at them to see how Amazing they really are when u think about it. I mean honestly, can u look at that and think that yea ok the stars are there all due to science and chance and all that……so i ask you……….well someone had to make chance rite? So particles fuse and wat not……..but someone had to make those particles so they would fuse rite?

Lil offtrack i think there………..but seriously, God not only cares about us, but created us……….and everything around us. I would imagine that means he knows us pretty well rite.

A lil kid sits on the beach and spends about 40 mins constructing a sandcastle………im pretty sure that kid knows better than anybody wat the sandcastle looks like, he knows every single detail, if he decorated it he knows where all the shells are and stuff. So God knows the same things about his world………

anywayz really interested in thoughts now…..

Lis

xxx

Psalm 7 – Yes I know yeserdays yet again

October 24, 2005
K Crazy bunch lets get straight to the point eh?
 
1
    I come to you for protection, O LORD my God.
       Save me from my persecutors–rescue me!

    2
    If you don’t, they will maul me like a lion,
       tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

    3
    O LORD my God, if I have done wrong
       or am guilty of injustice,

    4
    if I have betrayed a friend
       or plundered my enemy without cause,

    5
    then let my enemies capture me.
       Let them trample me into the ground.
       Let my honor be left in the dust.

Interlude

    6
    Arise, O LORD, in anger!
       Stand up against the fury of my enemies!
       Wake up, my God, and bring justice!

    7
    Gather the nations before you.
       Sit on your throne high above them.

    8
    The LORD passes judgment on the nations.
       Declare me righteous, O LORD,
       for I am innocent, O Most High!

    9
    End the wickedness of the ungodly,
       but help all those who obey you.
    For you look deep within the mind and heart,
       O righteous God.

    10
    God is my shield,
       saving those whose hearts are true and right.

    11
    God is a judge who is perfectly fair.
       He is angry with the wicked every day.

    12
    If a person does not repent,
       God[a] will sharpen his sword;
       he will bend and string his bow.

    13
    He will prepare his deadly weapons
       and ignite his flaming arrows.

    14
    The wicked conceive evil;
       they are pregnant with trouble
       and give birth to lies.

    15
    They dig a pit to trap others
       and then fall into it themselves.

    16
    They make trouble,
       but it backfires on them.
    They plan violence for others,
       but it falls on their own heads.

    17
    I will thank the LORD because he is just;
       I will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

 

Another amazing reminder from David that God protects us and saves us from all who are out to harm us. He will be just, so all we should focus on is gettin ourselves rite with God. As if we have faults with our lives, we should be treated with God’s wrath just as much as those who are our enemies.
 
Please post more thoughts on these psalms, would be greatly appreciated.
 
Ill try and add todays in a couple hrs or so perhaps.
Lis
xxx
 

Psalm 6 – Was yesterdays….almost there

October 23, 2005
Will cut straight to the point with this post and just post the psalm……..would really really LOVE to see some comments coming up ppls!! PLEASE PLEASE……pretty please for me?  haha
 
 
1
    O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger
       or discipline me in your rage.

    2
    Have compassion on me, LORD, for I am weak.
       Heal me, LORD, for my body is in agony.

    3
    I am sick at heart.
       How long, O LORD, until you restore me?

    4
    Return, O LORD, and rescue me.
       Save me because of your unfailing love.

    5
    For in death, who remembers you?
       Who can praise you from the grave?

    6
    I am worn out from sobbing.
       Every night tears drench my bed;
       my pillow is wet from weeping.

    7
    My vision is blurred by grief;
       my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.

    8
    Go away, all you who do evil,
       for the LORD has heard my crying.

    9
    The LORD has heard my plea;
       the LORD will answer my prayer.

    10
    May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified.
       May they suddenly turn back in shame.

 

Tis yet another one of Davids amazing songs reminding us that God hears our crys. I cant remember which verse it is, i have it written down somewhere, but God cares enough to not only notice when we cry but He even collects our tears and counts them. Ill have a quick look and see if i can find it. Hehe ok i found it:
 
Tis psalm 56:8:
 
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
 
I find that awesome to think that someone cares enough to even count the number of tears i cry, let alone try and cheer me up when i am crying or comfort me.

 

Til later

Lissy

xxx

 

Psalm 5 – Yes i can still count, im doin well eh?

October 23, 2005
Hey Hey Angels…..well I is in a much better mood this morning!! Hehe some of u goin yay!!!     
I is trying very hard to stay optimistic anyway through everything that goes on…………so so.
Guess in other news, if anyones interested…….Alice is a weirdo 😉 and dances like uh *cough* in a jetsons *cough* hehe  other than that…….hehe not much. Everything tis fairly ordinary in dreamys world……i am curious as to who reads these posts ya know haha. I could say some really random stuff and see if neone replies. Of course knowin ppl who are likely to be reading this, that would make them actually say stuff lol.
 
K well psalm for the day…….k ok ok point taken this was fridays:
 
 1
    O LORD, hear me as I pray;
       pay attention to my groaning.

    2
    Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God,
       for I will never pray to anyone but you.

    3
    Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD.
       Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

    4
    O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness;
       you cannot tolerate the slightest sin.

    5
    Therefore, the proud will not be allowed to stand in your presence,
       for you hate all who do evil.

    6
    You will destroy those who tell lies.
       The LORD detests murderers and deceivers.

    7
    Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house;
       with deepest awe I will worship at your Temple.

    8
    Lead me in the right path, O LORD,
       or my enemies will conquer me.
    Tell me clearly what to do,
       and show me which way to turn.

    9
    My enemies cannot speak one truthful word.
       Their deepest desire is to destroy others.
    Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.
       Their speech is filled with flattery.

    10
    O God, declare them guilty.
       Let them be caught in their own traps.
    Drive them away because of their many sins,
       for they rebel against you.

    11
    But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
       let them sing joyful praises forever.
    Protect them,
       so all who love your name may be filled with joy.

    12
    For you bless the godly, O LORD,
       surrounding them with your shield of love.

 

Tis a good reminder that we should only remember to examine ourselves, not the people around us, leave that to the person who is able to judge all as He himself is blameless yea? Therefore, search everything in ur life and fix anythin which may cause neone to point a finger at u eh? wow im becomin more canadian as the days go by and i is not even in candianland haha. Anywayz more updates soon, please post comments. See y’all
Lis
xxx

You are God alone

October 22, 2005
Hey Hey, well i decided to take a break from posting the psalms this morning, but i havnt lost count, i need to write up 5 and 6 i know. Just had an interesting morning and decided to post these lyrics instead. Rather an encouragement i have to say:
 
 
You are not a god
Created by human hands
You are not a god
Dependant on any mortal man
You are not a god
In need of anything we can give
By Your plan, that’s just the way it is

Chorus:
You are God alone
From before time began
You were on Your throne
Your are God alone
And right now
In the good times and bad
You are on Your throne

You are God alone
 
You’re the only God
Whose power none can contend
You’re the only God
Whose name and praise will never end
You’re the only God
Who’s worthy of everything we can give
You are God
And that’s just the way it is
 
Repeat Chorus
 
Bridge:
Unchangeable
Unshakable
Unstoppable
That’s what You are
 
Just think this is an AWESOME song with some very powerful lyrics there.
Have a great rest of the day folks
Lis
xxx