SELAH Daily Devotions!
GOOD MORNING FAMILY! GOTTA MOMENT? AWESOME!
We’re so thankful to our Heavenly Father for allowing us to enter into His Presence, once again, seeking His Face, acknowledging His Mercy and Grace, The Only Wise Savior and Lord of Life. As we come before His Majestic Thrown, entreating His Compassionate Care, we cast all our care upon Him, The Very Present Help and The Only Hope of Salvation, Deliverance and Healing, LIFTING OUR VOICES IN WORSHIP, ADORATION AND PRAIZ,..
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty! God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee, casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.
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 pow’r, in love, and purity.
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty! God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
ABBA FATHER, Take hold of our hearts and our hands, lead and guide us thru this wilderness land. For Thy has been our Help from our Mothers’ wombs, and Your Faithfulness has preserved us thru every test, trial, temptation, trauma, tragedy triumphantly. Therefore unto Thee, Kind Father, we come once again, lifting up our souls, committing the uncertainties of these unstable times to Thee.
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that lead Joseph like a flock, Thou that dwellest between the cherubims, IN THE MIDST OF THIS PRESENT DARKNESS, SHINE FORTH! Stir up Thy Strength, Stir up Thy Compassion; come and save us. Turn again, O God, and cause Thy Face to shine, and we shall be saved!
O Lord, GOD of hosts, how long will You be angry against the prayer of Thy people, while we feed on the bread and drink of tears? You have made us a strife to our neighbors while our enemies laugh among themselves. TURN US AGAIN, O GOD OF HOSTS, AND CAUSE THY FACE TO SHINE, AND WE SHALL BE SAVED!
We must confess that it appears as if You have broken down the hedges around us, so that many are looking upon us as they pass by the way, plucking our strength, draining our hope and filling our hearts with fear and restlessness! REMEMBER MERCY, O GOD!
RETURN, we beseech Thee, O God of Hosts, look down from Heaven and behold Your creation! Visit the Vine that You have planted and made strong for Thyself when You delivered us out of our sinful Egyptian captivity! Let Thy Right Hand rest upon those Who You called unto Thy Side. So that we will not go back from Thee, quicken us, and we will call upon Thy Holy Name! TURN US AGAIN, O LORD GOD OF HOSTS, CAUSE THY FACE TO SHINE AND WE SHALL BE SAVED!
SPEAK LORD, OPEN THE EYES OF OUR UNDERSTANDING, MAKE KNOWN TO US THY WILL THAT WE MAY BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF OUR MINDS, DETERMINED TO DO THOSE THINGS WHICH YOU HAVE REQUIRED OF US THAT WILL BRING GLORY TO YOUR NAME!
“Hear, O My people, and I will testify unto Thee, O Israel, if thou will hearken unto me; There shall no strange god be in thee, neither shall thou worship any strange god. I AM THE LORD thy GOD, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt; open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. BUT, MY PEOPLE would not harken to My Voice, and Israel would NONE OF ME. So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust; and they walked in their own counsels. OH that MY people had harkened unto me, and Israel had WALKED IN MY WAYS! I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned MY HAND against their adversaries.
The haters of the LORD, should have submitted themselves unto him, but their time should have endured forever. He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat; and with honey out of the rock, should I have satisfied thee.”
Precious Lord, remember not against us our former iniquities; let Thy tender mercies speedily preserve us; for WE ARE BROUGHT VERY LOW! HELP US, O GOD of our Salvation, for The Glory of THY NAME; and DELIVER US, PURGE AWAY OUR SINS, for THY NAME SAKE!
Sweet Holy Spirit, remove the reproach and shame that our slothfulness, compromises and rebellion has brought upon Thy reputation! Wherefore should the heathen say, “Where is their God? Let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the Blood of Thy servants which is shed. Let the signing of the prisoners come before Thee! Our eyes and our hears mourn by reason of this affliction. We have called upon thee daily and once again we bow, stretching out of hands unto Thee!
According to the Greatness of Your Power, REMEMBER MERCY, O GOD and preserve those that are appointed to die! Render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach that they have reproached thee, O Lord! REBUKE THE DEVOURER, CUT DOWN THOSE WHO MAKE MOCKERY OF YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, REWARD THE HEATHENS WHO HAVE COME INTO THY INHERITANCE, DESECRATING AND DEFILING THY HOLY TEMPLES!
RESTORE UNTO US THY PERFECT PEACE AND THE JOY OF THY SALVATION! FEED THOSE WHO LOVE THY WAYS, ACCORDING TO THE INTEGRITY OF OUR HEARTS AND GUIDE US BY THE SKILLFULNESS OF YOUR HANDS.
ABBA FATHER, YOU WHO STAND IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE MIGHTY, AND JUDGES JUSTLY AMONG the gods, DEFEND THE POOR AND FATHERLESS, DO JUSTICE TO THE AFFLICTED AND NEEDY, DELIVER THE POOR AND NEEDY AND RID THEMOUT OF THE HAND OF THE WICKED!
REMEMBER MERCY, O LORD AND TURN US AGAIN ! GIVE US STRENGTH AND SAVE THE SONS OF THY HANDMAIDS! SHOW US A TOKEN FOR GOOD THAT THOSE WHO HATE US MAY SEE IT AND BE ASHAMED BECAUSE YOU, HEAVENLY FATHER HAS HELPED US AND COMFORTED THOSE WHO PLACE OUR TRUST IN YOU.
AS WE CLOSE OUR PRAYER, WE CALL UPON THE NAME THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN US AS A SIGN OF OUR COVENANT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE KING OF kings AND THE LORD OF lords, THE NAME THAT IS ABOVE EVERY OTHER NAME, THAT NAME AT WHICH EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL CONFESS, WE CALL JESUS!
SWEET JESUS, INCLINE YOUR EAR UNTO OUR CRIES! LOOK UPON OUR SOULS THAT HAVE FALLEN INTO TROUBLE THAT WE HAVE NO POWER AND STRENGTH, AS MERE MORTALS, TO DRAW OUT OF OURSELVES. LET OUR PRAYERS RISE ABOVE OUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND COME UP BEFORE THEE AS A SWEET SMELLING SAVIOR, So we Your people and sheep of Your pasture will give thee thanks forever and show forth Your Praise to all generations! WITH EXCEEDING CONFIDENCE AND HOPE-FILLED JOY WE SHALL FOREVER SING OF YOUR MERCIES AND SHOUT AMEN 3X ALLELUJAH 3X!
We Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!