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How Excellent is Thy Name

Sweet Song of Praise
Psalm 8:1,9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.  O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
        What comes to mind when we hear His name–– is it the Sweetest Name We Know?  Is there strength and power and joy of heaven, that comforts our troubled soul? 
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, to a heart so filled with pain;  To soothe the aching broken heart and heal the wounds of shame.
O, Lover of our burdened soul, our never ending Friend, Though weak and weary, bruised from sin, forgiveness has no end.
May we lift our voice to heaven’s throne, of the matchless worth of Christ,  Our Prophet, Priest, and Glorious King, our Sustainer and Giver of life.
O LORD our Lord, what eternal excellence is given to Thy name, The sweetest song of highest praise, will be to His wonderful, precious name. by Dianna Moffitt Carroll

There is a well of strength hidden in the praises we sing and give to our Lor…

Have You Lost Your Head?

Have You Lost Your Head? Philippians 2:1-8 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,  Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Very seldom does arguing accomplish anything except to widen the gap between two parties. “To win an argument is to lose a friend,” Quote by Benjamin Frankli…

Perspective in Pain

What is My Perspective in Pain? Psalm 55:4a ~ My heart is sore pained within me:  Psalms 55:22 ~ Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. David is pouring out his heart to the Lord and lamenting the pain he felt in the betrayal of a friend. This friend was either Absalom, his own dear son and/or Ahithophel, a former close friend. For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:  But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company (Psalm 55:12-14). Though David is in deep despair, he communicates ultimate confidence in his God and expresses that confidence by saying, cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee. The word for “burden” implies one’s circumstances or lot in life. David’s words co…