Faithful mercies of David

faithful mercies of David

I Will Exalt You, My God and King

1The Praise of David himself. I will extol you, O God, my king. And I will bless your name, in this time and forever and ever.

2Throughout every single day, I will bless you. And I will praise your name, in this time and forever and ever.

3The Lord is great and exceedingly praiseworthy. And there is no end to his greatness.

4Generation after generation will praise your works, and they will declare your power.

5They will tell of the magnificent glory of your sanctity. And they will discourse of your wonders.

6And they will talk about the virtue of your terrible acts. And they will describe your greatness.

7They will shout about the memory of your abundant sweetness. And they will exult in your justice.

8The Lord is compassionate and merciful, patient and full of mercy.

9The Lord is sweet to all things, and his compassion is upon all his works.

10O Lord, may all your works confess to you, and let your holy ones bless you.

11They will speak of the glory of your kingdom, and they will declare your power,

12so as to make known to the sons of men your power and the glory of your magnificent kingdom.

13Your kingdom is a kingdom for all ages, and your dominion is with all, from generation to generation. The Lord is faithful in all his words and holy in all his works.

14The Lord lifts up all who have fallen down, and he sets upright all who have been thrown down.

15O Lord, all eyes hope in you, and you provide their food in due time.

16You open your hand, and you fill every kind of animal with a blessing.

17The Lord is just in all his ways and holy in all his works.

18The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth.

19He will do the will of those who respect and honor him, and he will heed their supplication and accomplish their salvation.

20The Lord watches over all who love him. And he will destroy all sinners.

21My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and may all of humanity bless his holy name, in this time and forever and ever.

The Word of The Lord. Thanks be to God.

Reflections: Let us think about the Word of God

Let us reflect upon our own faith journey with the following questions:

Do I believe? How deep is my faith? Am I open to letting God speak to me? Am I open to the Word of God and willing to let God’s truth sink in more deeply? Am I willing to let faith change my life?

Romans 10:9-17 For, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. For the scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, enriching all who call upon him.

  1. Belief …” What has your journey of belief looked like? Have you looked deeply at the question of your beliefs? Do you even know what you believe? Have you tackled the tough questions of God, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, the moral life, worship and the like?
  2. Desire for Happiness: Have you ever pondered this desire for happiness written on your very soul?  Have you ever realized that this desire affects almost every decision you make?  Do you realize that sometimes it leads you to seek a false and momentary sort of “happiness” that, in the end, only leaves you dry and empty?  
  3. Fulfilling that Desire: What makes you happy?  What makes you truly happy?  What is that one thing that fulfills you?  Of course, the answer is God.  This is obtained by faith in Him.  Try to explain how you may have discovered that God is the way to fulfill your desire for happiness.  Perhaps there was a specific moment when you began your conversion.  Or perhaps there were many little moments you can point to when you began to make this discovery.  Share what you are comfortable sharing.  Your story may be what another needs to hear!
  4. Knowing God: we come to know God in two ways: Human reason & Revelation (faith).
    1. Human reason: Discuss what we can arrive at by our human reason alone.  How much can we arrive at regarding God?  What can we prove about God?  If you were to enter into an argument with an atheist about God, what would you use as argumentation to prove that there is a God?
    2. Revelation (faith): What is revelation and how has it come to us throughout the ages. What has spoke God to us through the ages?What did He say to Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, the Prophets, John the Baptist, Jesus and the Church?

Reflections: On the Inner walk with God.

Take time in reflecting upon these. See what areas that may need to be strengthened.🌹

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