Saturday, March 15, 2008

Don't Forget

Our family language has been unofficially replaced. "Sneeze, sneeze, cough, cough" have become the most oft uttered sounds heard in our home. Along with teenage angst, traffic jams and temper tantrums, the proverbial winter yucks are some things I would just rather forget.

But there are some things I don't ever want to forget:
I don't want to forget that I was chosen.
I don't want to forget that I am loved.
I don't want to forget that I am valuable.
I don't want to forget that my life came at a high price.

And so I will remember that He gave His life.
For Me. And for You.
So let us, you and I, never forget to praise His HOLY NAME!

Psalm 103
Of David.

1 Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children-
18 with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.
19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
21 Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, O my soul.

5 comments:

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Oh yes, it is so good to give praise to the Lord. He is HOLY! What a wonderful way to shake those wintery blues :) Hope you're all feeling well soon. It's tough when the kiddos are sick...

Angie said...

Kim, I so needed to hear this. We have been struggling with the stomach variety (in addition to gearing up for a big move). Thanks for this encouragement. Ya'll get well soon. My son is doing better finally.

Kim S in SC said...

Susan: Oh, yes He is HOLY! Praise His name!
Feeling much better, thank you!

Angie: Hope you all are feeling well soon. Nasty stuff going around! But God is still King of the World. Hallelujah! I needed to hear it myself. A nice interruption to my own little pity party I was having! :)

Greg C said...

Those are some good things to remember. Thanks for reminding me. I have trouble remembering good things during the allergy season. I did get your email too, thank you so much. We are making reservations now. You helped so much.

Gidget Douglas said...

Thank you for the inspiration. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Gidget

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