Holy, Holy, Holy

Today is Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Quote of the Day

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

Word of the Day

Pantechnicon–“A furniture van; moving van. Also called pantechnicon van.”

Today is Cousins Day. I have a few of those, of which I am quite fond. So Happy Cousins Day to all of them!

Well, the old fence is gone, and the poles for the new one are up, waiting on the cement to dry. They should finish the job today. The pool heater is supposed to be installed Monday morning. Hopefully, that will be all the major expenses for a while.

It’s getting late, so I’d best move on. I will say that the Rangers finally won a game, last night, beating the Royals 7-4, behind one of their good pitchers, Cole Hamel. Today, A.J. Griffin is on the mound. If they will put up some offense, they could win this one, too. The Red Sox lost a tough one to the Twins, 11-9.

We’re getting ready for our worship gathering. We worship with The Exchange Church, meeting at 10:15 at the Northpark YMCA, at 9100 N. Beach St. in Fort Worth.

TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL

(From Praying With the Psalms)

The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he!

The King in his might loves justice. You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called upon his name. They called to the LORD, and he answered them.
In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them; they kept his testimonies and the statute that he gave them.
O LORD our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings.
Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy!
Psalm 99

“Holiness is the quality in God that cares about our sin, and the capacity in him to do something about it.” You see, when we “worship” a “god” that we have created, we drag that god down to our level. But when we worship the God of holiness, he lifts us up to his level.

“‘Holy, Holy, Holy! Though the darkness hide Thee, though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see, only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee perfect in power, in love, and purity’ (Reginald Heber, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty’). Amen.”

Father, show me your holiness, this morning, as we worship you. Teach me your ways, that I may walk in your truth, that I may know you more, so I can find favor in your sight. Let me be aware that nothing I do or say can make you love me any more than you already love me, nor can they decrease your love for me, as it is perfect in every way. You ARE a “good, good Father,” and I AM “loved by you!” Hallelujah!

Come, Lord Jesus!

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Grace and peace, friends.

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