Posted by: bshelley | July 23, 2008

Seeking God’s Heart- by Bryan Shelley

Today’s Verse: Psalm 126:3 The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. NASB

Can you remember back to a time when you received some really good news? Remember how you were flush, maybe even overcome to tears with joy for such wonderful tidings. Maybe it was a marriage proposal, or news of a child or grandchild expected. Possibly it was deliverance through some dire life storm. The writer of this Psalm is expressing thanks to God for delivering them from 70 years of captivity in Babylon back to Judah. He speaks of shouts of joy and tears and shouting in excitement and thankfulness. I recently watched several of the men interviewed who had been rescued from Central American terrorists after years in captivity. They were obviously weakened by their trials, yet you could see the glimmer of tears in eyes filled to overflowing thankfulness for their deliverance. We don’t often see such mountain top experiences emotionally, which is why they are referred to as mountain top, i.e. exceptional. Yet we do experience many what we will refer to as hilltop experiences in our lives. A good report from the doctor, children’s good grades, time with a loved one separated by distance. Do we stop as the psalmist did and express in words our thanks to our heavenly Father for all these good and wonderful blessings? A thankful heart is one seeking to see the good in things. There are certainly times in our lives when we are overcome with joy and cannot help but shout thanks to God. There are also daily blessings which if we are looking for them will remind us of all the great things the Lord indeed does for us, in us and through us. We are glad Lord, for this is a day that you have made and blessed us with. Thank you!

Audio Version: seeking-gods-heart-psalm-126_3

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