Thoughts From Psalm 19; Transformation in Worship

Thoughts From Psalm 19; Transformation in Worship

Psa 22:19b  “O my Strength, come quickly to help me.” [Yes, you are my strength, Lord Jesus, the source of all good, powerful provision. Praise you that you give help at the right time and in the right way. Praise you that in the waiting we can be worshiping, trusting and praising before any answer comes. You, Lord, are glorious!]

Psa 22:20  “Deliver my life from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dogs.

Psa 22:21  Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;
save me from the horns of the wild oxen.” [Praise you that you deliver us in the right way at the right time from all the attacks that come upon us, from every enemy that comes against us. No one else is strong enough to overcome you.

You let through only the attacks that you will use for good in our lives, strengthening our faith, putting to death our wrong desires, natural responses and selfish goals. You are the perfect coach, putting us through the experiences that will equip, mature, prepare and train us for righteousness and faith.

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As you lead me in worship each day, Lord Jesus, there is a definite sense of solidification within, a strengthening in my inner being. I am more at rest in you, my confidence is shifting from other things to you, there is a sense of firm faith in you which stands against self-pity, impatience, discontent and fear.

Being weak is no long something to be feared and despised. It has become like a lens, focusing my attention on you, Lord God, and your mighty, loving, wise Character. Worship brings transformation. The light of your character–pure, powerful, passionate, perfect, positive— is like a lazer beam, shining deeply into the recesses of my soul, burning away dross, healing, guiding, purifying and exposing the filth of sin so I can cooperate in cleaning with confession, repentance, asking for the filling of the Spirit.

I praise you for the great love you have for us, leading you to work so patiently, so graciously, so faithfully even though we focus elsewhere on the trinkets and trash of earth, on selfishness and security, on busyness and business. Your goodness persists, Lord, and I am so thankful that you did not give up on me, but are continually bringing me into a wider place as my first love for you grows. Spending that daily time with you is so good, so powerful, so transforming. I praise and thank you for keeping me consistent in it.

Praise be to you, Lord God, King of Kings, Lord of Glory, God of Goodness. To you I bow down. Help me to rise up before you to live in belief, obedience, praise and thanksgiving throughout today.