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"No matter where I am, your teachings fill me with songs." - Psalm 119:54 (CEV)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Celebration!


After a hard week of fighting with myself

Finally laying on the couch, exasperated,

She comes in and says, "God is so Good!".

Any other week, these words would be coming out of my mouth.

I pause the worship music I'm trying to drill into my head,

Set my laptop on the floor,

And turn toward her as she tells of God's Faithfulness.

After she's finished and I'm off the couch,

I go up to her and hug her.

"I needed that,"  I said.

And then she asks about me

And I tell her

And she encourages.

After I get the laptop back on my lap,

I somehow find the motivation to get through my email,

Then I open the document and open the Word,

And I start counting,

And I'm so close . . .

Thirty more,

Twenty-five . . .

And I just do it.

I go up to the next hundred,

And I look at my roommate.

"Five thousand," I tell her,

Arms in a victorious pose,

Smiling silly.

Five thousand aspects of God's character,

Five thousand reasons to worship God.



Reasons 4893-5003 today,

(Finishing up with  Job - basing my counting off this series),

Celebrating who He is:

 
  1. No one is able to stand against Him (Job 41:10)
  2. No one has a claim against Him that He must pay (Job 41:11)
  3. Everything under heaven belongs to Him (Job 41:11)
  4. He can do all things (Job 42:2)
  5. No purpose of His can be thwarted (Job 42:2)
  6. He is angry with those who have not spoken the truth about Him (Job 42:7)
  7. He restores people's fortunes (Job 42:10)
  8. He gives people twice as much as they had before (Job 42:10)
  9. He blesses the latter part of people's lives more than the former part (Job 42:12)
  10. The fear of Him is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7)
  11. He gives wisdom (Proverbs 2:6)
  12. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding (Proverbs 2:6)
  13. He holds success in store for the upright (Proverbs 2:7)
  14. He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless (Proverbs 2:7)
  15. He guards the course of the just (Proverbs 2:8)
  16. He protects the way of His faithful ones (Proverbs 2:8)
  17. He makes straight the paths of those who submit to Him (Proverbs 3:6)
  18. He disciplines (Proverbs 3:11)
  19. He disciplines those He loves (Proverbs 3:11)
  20. He disciplines those He loves as a father the son he delights in (Proverbs 3:11)
  21. By wisdom He laid the earth's foundations (Proverbs 3:19)
  22. By understanding He set the heavens in place (Proverbs 3:19)
  23. By His knowledge the watery depths were divided (Proverbs 3:20)
  24. By His knowledge the clouds let drop the dew (Proverbs 3:20)
  25. He will be at His people's side (Proverbs 3:26)
  26. He will keep His people's feet from being snared (Proverbs 3:26)
  27. He detests the perverse (Proverbs 3:32)
  28. He takes the upright into His confidence (Proverbs 3:32)
  29. His curse is on the house of the wicked (Proverbs 3:33)
  30. He blesses the homes of the righteous (Proverbs 3:33)
  31. He mocks proud mothers (Proverbs 3:34)
  32. He shows favor to the humble and oppressed (Proverbs 3:34)
  33. He hates haughty eyes (Proverbs 6:16-17)
  34. Haughty eyes are detestable to Him (Proverbs 6:16-17)
  35. He hates a lying tongue (Proverbs 6:16-17)
  36. A lying tongue is detestable to Him (Proverbs 6:16-17)
  37. He hates hands that shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:16-17)
  38. Hands that shed innocent blood are detestable to Him (Proverbs 6:16-17)
  39. He hates a heart that devises wicked schemes (Proverbs 6:16-18)
  40. A heart that devises wicked schemes is detestable to Him (Proverbs 6:16-18)
  41. He hates feet that are quick to rush into evil (Proverbs 6:16-18)
  42. Feet that are quick to rush into evil are detestable to Him (Proverbs 6:16-18)
  43. He hates a false witness who pours our lies (Proverbs 6:16-19)
  44. A false witness who pours our lies is detestable to Him (Proverbs 6:16-19)
  45. He hates a person who stirs up conflict in the community (Proverbs 6:16-19)
  46. A person who stirs up conflict in the community is detestable to Him (Proverbs 6:16-19)
  47. To fear Him is to hate evil (Proverbs 8:13)
  48. He brought forth wisdom as the first of His works (Proverbs 8:22)
  49. He brought forth wisdom before His deeds of old (Proverbs 8:22)
  50. The fear of Him is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10)
  51. Knowledge of Him is understanding (Proverbs 9:10)
  52. He does not let the righteous go hungry (Proverbs 10:3)
  53. He thwarts the craving of the wicked (Proverbs 10:3)
  54. His blessing brings wealth (Proverbs 10:22)
  55. His blessing brings wealth, without painful toil for it (Proverbs 10:22)
  56. The fear of Him adds length to life (Proverbs 10:27)
  57. His way is a refuge for the blameless (Proverbs 10:29)
  58. His way is the ruin of those who do evil (Proverbs 10:29)
  59. A false balance is an abomination to Him (Proverbs 11:1)
  60. A just weight is His delight (Proverbs 11:1)
  61. Those of crooked heart are an abomination to Him (Proverbs 11:20)
  62. Those of blameless ways are His delight (Proverbs 11:20)
  63. A good man obtains favor from Him (Proverbs 12:2)
  64. A man of evil devices He condemns (Proverbs 12:2)
  65. Lying lips are an abomination to Him (Proverbs 12:22)
  66. Those who act faithfully are His delight (Proverbs 12:22)
  67. In the fear of Him, His people have strong confidence (Proverbs 14:26)
  68. In the fear of Him, His people's children will have a refuge (Proverbs 14:26)
  69. The fear of Him is a fountain of life (Proverbs 14:27)
  70. The fear of Him is a fountain of life, that His people may turn away from the snares of death (Proverbs 14:27)
  71. His eyes are in every place (Proverbs 15:3)
  72. His eyes are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good (Proverbs 15:3)
  73. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Him (Proverbs 15:8)
  74. The prayer of the upright is acceptable to Him (Proverbs 15:8)
  75. The way of the wicked is an abomination to Him (Proverbs 15:9)
  76. He loves him who pursues righteousness (Proverbs 15:9)
  77. Sheol and Abaddon lie open before Him (Proverbs 15:11)
  78. Sheol and Abaddon lie open before Him; how much more the hearts of the children of man lie open before Him! (Proverbs 15:11)
  79. He tears down the house of the proud (Proverbs 15:25)
  80. He maintains the widow's boundaries (Proverbs 15:25)
  81. The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to Him (Proverbs 15:26)
  82. He is far from the wicked (Proverbs 15:29)
  83. He hears the prayer of the righteous (Proverbs 15:29)
  84. The fear of Him is instruction in wisdom (Proverbs 15:33)
  85. The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Him (Proverbs 16:1)
  86. The ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but He weighs the spirit (Proverbs 16:2)
  87. He has made everything for its purpose (Proverbs 16:4)
  88. He has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble (Proverbs 16:4)
  89. Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to Him (Proverbs 16:5)
  90. By the fear of Him people turn away from evil (Proverbs 16:6)
  91. Man's ways can sometimes please Him (Proverbs 16:7)
  92. The heart of a man plans his way, but He establishes his steps (Proverbs 16:9)
  93. A just balance and scales are His (Proverbs 16:11)
  94. A just balance and scales are His: all the weights in the bag are His work (Proverbs 16:11)
  95. Those who trust in Him are blessed (Proverbs 16:20)
  96. The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from Him (Proverbs 16:33)
  97. The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and He tests hearts (Proverbs 17:3)
  98. Those who mock the poor insult Him (Proverbs 17:5)
  99. He who justifies the wicked is an abomination to Him (Proverbs 17:15)
  100. He who condemns the righteous is an abomination to Him (Proverbs 17:15)
  101. His Name is a strong tower (Proverbs 17:10)
  102. His Name is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe (Proverbs 17:10)
  103. He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from Him (Proverbs 17:22)
  104. A prudent wife is from Him (Proverbs 19:14)
  105. Whoever is generous to the poor lends to Him (Proverbs 19:17)
  106. Whoever is generous to the poor lends to Him, and He will repay him for his deed (Proverbs 19:17)
  107. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is His purpose that will stand (Proverbs 19:21)
  108. His purpose will stand (Proverbs 19:21)
  109. The fear of Him leads to life (Proverbs 19:23)
  110. The fear of Him leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied (Proverbs 19:23)
  111. The fear of Him leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm (Proverbs 19:23)

Counting 10,000 Reasons to worship Him: 

(Sylvia's already made it to - past - 10,000!  So amazing to think of who He is like this!)






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Counting in community:


 

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