Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 21 Part 3

As we continue to continually pause and recognize the greatness of our Salvation, it is so easy at times to be tempted to coast along and forget the change in our lives because we now belong to Jesus. We live in a world where the effort and performance of individuals are promoted so much, especially […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 21 Part 2

I write my blogs on Monday mornings as I reflect on the Lord after being impacted by choosing to set Sunday apart to spend time with Him and His church. Especially Sunday night when there is a significant number of youth who passionately worship the Lord because of their changed lives. In this Psalm, David […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 21

This blog has great significance to me as it is my 200th blog, little did I know when I first wrote my blog that it would develop into what it is today. The Lord has used my blogs to encourage and impact so many people. I feel so blessed and honoured to be used by […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 62 Part 4

As this Psalm continues David makes it very obvious that his trust in God is not something that he just talks about but an expression of how he lives. When you look at David’s life especially before he was crowned King of Israel, even though he had been anointed to be the next King his […]

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Psalms that have impacted me Psalm 62 Part 3

There is something important to understand in the Bible and that is when something is repeated it is a statement that what is being said is extremely important and something that we should apply to the way that we live and is not optional. When you consider this it is very obvious because in the […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 62

As we commence this new Psalm of David, it is good to be reminded that throughout his life David faced many challenges, including persecution from his enemies, betrayal and political turmoil. Despite these trials, David consistently turned to his God for strength and refuge. Hence the title of this Psalm “A calm resolve to wait […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 20 Part 4

As we come to the final part of this Psalm it is timely to be reminded of the reason David wrote this Psalm. He wanted everyone to have “The assurance of God’s saving work “. This assurance only comes from living with Jesus in all our circumstances of life. I can look back over 70 […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 20 Part 3

This Psalm of David is so encouraging because it challenges the way that we relate to our Saviour. There is an adage that says: “Familiarity breeds contempt” If we allow our relationship with the Lord to be just part of our life and consider it to be not special then the importance of our salvation […]

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Easter 2024

As I look at the events of Easter I am in awe and wonder of the sacrifice that Jesus made for my Salvation. As I consider the sacrifice of Jesus there is so much that I do not fully understand because I am a mere mortal. The fact that Jesus left Heaven to become a […]

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PSALMS THAT HAVE IMPACTED MY LIFE PSALM 20

As we come to this Psalm of David I am encouraged by its title “The Assurance of God’s saving work”. David knew and experienced life’s challenges, but he was not put off by this fact, because he knew from his relationship with his lord that his God was greater than any problem that he faced. […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 17 Part 5

Although David was being confronted by a significant enemy, the strength of his enemy did not stop him from having confidence in his God for the final solution. Today it is so easy to get sidetracked to believe how powerful the enemy seems to be. We see conflicts all around the world and there does […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 17 Part 4

In this Psalm, I am so encouraged and challenged by David’s confidence in his God. From his teenage years, he experienced the goodness of God in his life. One of the major dangers we suffer from in the pace of life that we live, we struggle to consistently find the time to reflect on the […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 17 Part 3

David makes it very clear that his confidence was in his God and he continually reminded himself of God’s greatness in his life. However, I have discovered that if we do not do this daily we tend to coast along and take our relationship with the Lord for granted. Hebrews 10: 35-36 reminds us “Therefore […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 17 Part 2

It is very interesting the title of this Psalm, David named it “Prayer with confidence in final solution”. This declares David’s overall confidence in his God, he was prepared to go through any situation because he knew that his God would in the end be victorious. He approached life in general with great confidence because […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 17

  As we commence this Psalm of David I have been reflecting on his life. He was the least important in his family, he was assigned to look after the family’s sheep. There he developed a capacity to worship his God through song and action, he did not change even when he was anointed to […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 9 Part 9

As we come to the last part of this Psalm it is so good to be reminded of the title “Prayer and thanksgiving for the Lord’s Righteous Judgements “. We discussed in the previous part that part of God’s Righteous judgement was that He had prepared a place of Eternal punishment called Hell While it […]

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My 10 Year Journey Without My Wife

Today it is 10 years since the love of my life unexpectedly finished her life’s journey and went to Heaven. As I write this I have mixed emotions, on one hand, I miss the love of my life whom I knew for 76 years and was married for 53 years. I am such a better […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 9 Part 6

As we commence this new year it is good to remind ourselves of the title of this Psalm of David  “Prayer and thanksgiving for the Lord’s righteous judgements”. David wanted to make certain that we understood that our God is righteous and that everything that He does comes out of His righteous nature. Because He […]

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Christmas 2023

While it is true that the day chosen to celebrate the birth of Jesus could not be the day He was born it is important that when we celebrate the birth of Jesus we do it following the truth of God’s word. The sad reality is that the celebration of Christmas Day has become a […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 9 Part 5

                                 We live in a world that is changing very rapidly, especially the once-held Godly values.  We see evil concepts being promoted as good and we never or very rarely hear of Godly values being promoted, in fact, as a whole they are despised. It is so good to remind ourselves that we know how […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 9 Part 3

Being thankful to the Lord for who He is and how He has encouraged us by His presence is something that we must continually choose to do! I have found by experience that it is something that we have to keep reminding ourselves of because our human tends to fall back and try to coast […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 9

The title of this Psalm of David is “Prayer and thanksgiving for the Lord’s Righteous Judgement”. In the world in which we live, we are exposed continually to bad news and the evil that is happening in countries all around the world. Because of this, we can forget two important truths. Firstly, God is a […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 7 Part 5

As we come to the last part of this Psalm after declaring that God is a just Judge who saves the upright in heart David takes time to warn of the character of the wicked. Verse 14 says: “Behold, the wicked travails with iniquity (Wickedness), conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood “. This is something […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 7 Part 4

We must never forget what a privilege we have to be able to continually see the goodness of God in our lives. This is what David is doing in this Psalm because he continually thanks the Lord and declares His greatness.  Verse 9 says: “Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, […]

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Psalms that Have Impacted My Life Psalm 7 Part 3

After David had gone through a thorough examination of his attitude to his God and the way that he lived, in that examination he made certain that his total focus was living a life where everything was pleasing to his God. He then turned to his God because he knew that it was God who […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 7

The title of this Psalm is “Prayer and Praise for deliverance from enemies”. This is an interesting statement that describes the best way to face problems, come to God with great confidence and thank Him even before the situation has changed. David did this in Verse 1 which says: “O Lord my God, in you, […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 5 Part 4

It is good to keep reminding ourselves of the greatness of God in our lives. Because the world is getting darker all the time there is a danger that we can take our salvation for granted. When this happens we perform out of habit instead of enjoying the greatness of God who provided this great […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 5 Part 2

It is so important that we are reminded regularly of the fact that the plans God had for our lives are the best we can experience. Sometimes we forget this and fall back into trying to please ourselves. This is exactly what Satan wants us to do because if we stop pursuing the Lord this […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 5

The title of this Psalm of David is “A prayer for guidance” Also, the commentaries say “It reflects how the righteous man prays for deliverance also from suffering, also to allow himself to serve God without distraction “. With this in mind, it will be so good to look at how David expresses his confidence […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 121

I am encouraged by the attitude of the Psalmist who wrote this Psalm. Attitude is something that we do not speak about often enough, but it is something that determines how we see life. The Bible is very clear that we are motivated by what we see. A good attitude is not something that just […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 116 Part 6

As we continue with the Psalmist’s decision to continually express his gratitude to his God, despite suffering the most difficult circumstances he did not stay there, he chose to bless the Lord. This a great challenge we face all the time, there is so much going on around us that we can forget how God […]

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Title  Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 116

The title of this Psalm 116 is a  “Song of thanksgiving for deliverance from death”. The writer of this Psalm is unknown but most commentators believe it was David who wrote this Psalm. If he did the bible does not record exactly an event that indicates a situation that was difficult to experience. The psalmist […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 16 Part 6

As we come to the final part of this Psalm we find something rarely mentioned in the Old Testament. Verse 10 talks about what David was expecting and then he prophesied about the coming Messiah (Jesus Christ the Lord). The verse says: “For you will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will nor will […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 16 Part 5

I am so encouraged by the inspiration of God’s word and this Psalm is no exception as the Title says “The hope of the faithful and the Messiah’s (Jesus) victory”. This Psalm certainly produces hope for those who trust in the Lord. Look at what Verse 8&9 says: “ I have set the Lord always […]

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Pentecost Sunday 2023  Part 2

The day of Pentecost is very important it is the day that the Church of Jesus commenced. We must be very clear that being filled with the Holy Spirit is not a church doctrine or emphasis but a command of Jesus to his disciples (Acts 1:5). Also we must be very clear that the Bible […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 16 Part 2

As we continue to declare with David “The hope of the faithful, and the Messiah’s victory”, this declaration dispels any threats of the enemy that we sometimes imagine. The Bible warns us in 1 Peter 5:8&9 “Be sober, be vigilant, because our adversary the Devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may […]

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Psalms that have impacted my Life Psalm 16

As we come to this Psalm I find the title of this Psalm of David very interesting, the title is “The hope of the faithful, and the Messiah’s victory”. Here David is declaring the victory of Jesus hundreds of years before He was born, with his prophetic eyes he was declaring the greatness of the […]

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Pentecost Sunday 2023

As we approach Pentecost Sunday we must consider the significance of the Holy Spirit being given to the Church. Being filled with the Holy Spirit was important to Jesus because we read that when He was baptised in the River Jordon the Holy Spirit remained upon Him (John 1:32). Then He was led into the […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 67

I am so encouraged and challenged by this Psalm (Song) of David, the title of it is “An invocation and doxology”. These are words that we rarely use today but their meaning are relevant and powerful in our walk with our Lord.  The word ‘Invocation’ means ‘to call earnestly to God in prayer ’ and […]

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EASTER   2023

As we approach Easter this weekend, it is so important for us to pause and reflect on how great our Salvation is to us. I am so glad that on Saturday night Australia Day Weekend 1954 That I chose to make Jesus Lord of my life and I have enjoyed being born again these 69 […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 66 Part 5

              I am so encouraged by David’s confidence in his God, even when he went through a time of testing he knew that he would come out the other side a better person. Verse 12 says: “You have caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; but you brought […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 66 Part 3

There is a danger that we can take for granted the goodness of God we experience every day. This Psalm through David reminds us the Lord does great and mighty things and should not forget them. The chorus of an old Hymn says: “Count your blessings name them one by one and it will surprise […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 66 

As we continue to be impacted by the Psalmist David expresses his confidence and complete trust in the Lord this Psalm is no different.  The title of this Psalm is ‘Praise to God for His awesome works ’, David had learned a lesson which is something that we all should learn. Despite the lifestyle and […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 65 Part 5

As we continue with this psalm of David it is good to be reminded of the title of this Psalm “Praise to God for His salvation and prudence”. Providence is not a word that is used regularly, it means ‘The care of God for the future of man’. While we understand and enjoy His great […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 65 Part 4

                   This psalm is unique in the fact that David uses this psalm to declare the greatness of God and His creation. Verse 6 says: “Who establishes the mountains by His strength, being clothed with power “. It is so easy to look at the magnificence and beauty of the mountains and because we see […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 65 Part 3

As we continue with this Psalm it is good to be reminded of its title ‘Praise to God for His salvation and providence’. Remember that ‘Providence’ means ‘God’s care for us’. Verse 4 says: “Blessed is the man that You choose, and cause to approach you, that he may dwell in your courts. We shall […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 65 part 2

The Psalmist continues to declare how God protects him. For he says in verse 2 “O You who hears prayer, to You all flesh will come”. David had a great understanding and confidence when he talked to his God, God heard what he said. This is something that changed in David’s life, God always hears […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 65

As we continue with ‘Psalms that have impacted my life ’ we come to Psalm 65, the title of this psalm of David is “Praise for God for His Salvation and providence”. The word providence means “The care of God for the future of man”. David in other Psalms has declared the greatness of God’s […]

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New Year  2023

I am writing this blog in the first week of December 2022, yesterday Sunday 4/12 there was a mighty manifestation of the presence of the Lord. Today I am still impacted by it and as I consider this I am amazed at the greatness of our God and what He will do when we seek […]

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An Overview of 2022

While it was so encouraging to start the year with the scripture Habakuk 1:5 which says: “Look, be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you “. Although I do not doubt the greatness of God, there was part of me that […]

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Christmas  2022

While it is true that the day chosen to celebrate the birth of Jesus could not be the day He was born it is important that when we celebrate the birth of Jesus we do it following the truth of God’s word. The sad reality is that the celebration of Christmas Day has become a […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 63

The title of this psalm of David is “Joy in the fellowship of God”, and it was written by him when he was hiding in the wilderness of Judah because he was being chased by King Saul. This is very interesting because it is easy to have confidence in the Lord when everything is going […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 62 Part 2

As we continue with this psalm it is interesting to remember that David commences with his total trust in the greatness of his God. Then he highlights that he is being attacked but these attacks cannot succeed because he trusted in the Lord.  Verse 3&4 says: “How long will you attack a man? You shall […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 62

As we come to this new Psalm I am impressed by the title of this Psalm of David, “A calm resolve to wait for the salvation of the Lord”. We live in a world where the pace of life seems to be getting faster and faster.  We have so many instant food products, people are […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 42 Part 2

There have been times in my life when I have been tempted to believe that if my circumstances were different then I would feel better and enjoy a better life. I have learned over my life despite the circumstances of life there have been seasons of good times and seasons of what I would have […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life Psalm 42

This Psalm has such special significance because it is written by the Sons of Korah who spent their life serving in the Temple. The title of the Psalm is “Yearning for God in the midst of distresses” which encourages me because it shows in life whatever you are doing you can experience distress. The last […]

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Psalms that have impacted my Life Psalm 105  Part 5

This psalm continues to describe the faithfulness of God, in this blog we will look at Verses 13-35. It is so important to have an unshakeable trust in the goodness of God and to remember that He has given us the Old Testament to demonstrate how He protects His people. Verse 14 says “He permitted […]

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Psalms that have impacted my Life Psalm 105

Psalm 105 is unique because it is based on a Psalm written by David after the Ark of God was transported to Jerusalem for the first time. This is also recorded in 1 Chronicles 16 and is called “David’s song of thanksgiving”. Before we look at the Psalm it would be good to look at […]

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Psalms that have Impacted my Life

Psalm 71 Part 7 I have been encouraged as I have read and allowed the truths of this Psalm to impact my life. It is so good to remind ourselves by reading God’s Word, it is not like reading a storybook, because God’s Word brings life to us when it is applied to the way […]

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Psalms that have Impacted my Life

Psalm 71 Part 6 As we continue with this psalm I am reminded of the battle that we have – will I be controlled by what our spirit sees or will I be controlled by what our natural eyes see? The Bible reminds us that although we live in the world, we do not live […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life

Psalm 71 Part 5 As we are continually inspired by this psalm I am encouraged by the way David uses past experiences to encourage himself in the pressure he felt as King of Israel. Verse 17 says: “O God, you have taught me from my youth; and to this day I declare your wondrous works”. […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life

Psalm 71 Part 4 It is interesting to acknowledge that what we feel at times does not change the nature of God. But having said that as I consider my lifetime there have been times when I have felt that God was a long way from me and was not interested in me. This just […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life

Psalm 71 Part 3 Most bible commentators suggest that David wrote this psalm when he was being pursued by Absolom. This psalm exposes the dialogue that the psalmist has with his God, this highlights the essential aspects of talking to God at all times. This is something that most people need to learn because most people […]

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