Sunday, January 8, 2012

Psalm 144 ~ From Battle to Blessing


A personal confession based on the Psalms.

From Battle to Blessing ~ from Psalm 144

Blessed is Yahweh, my Rock,
Who has taught me how
To run to the battle
And fight the fight.*

He is my faithful one
My fortress,
My strong tower,
My rescuer,
My shield,
The one in whom
I take refuge,
And the one who subdues
Those who come against me.

Who am I,
That He should think of me
And show me such favor?
He moves heaven and earth
To give me His aid.
He stretches out His hand
And rescues me
Out of deep waters.
He delivers me
From those who tell lies,
Who promise peace
But work evil.

I will sing a new song,
A victory song,
And give Him praise.
He rescues us, protects us,
Delivers us from the evil one.

That our sons be
Like mighty oaks,
Full and flourishing.

That our daughters be
Like sculpted pillars,
Strong and beautiful.

That our storehouses
Be filled to overflowing
With all kinds of provision.

That our wealth
And prosperity increase ~
Always having
All sufficiency
In all things,
And abundance
For every good work.**

That there be
Nothing missing,
Nothing broken,
Nothing lost or stolen.

This is what He has planned
For all His people.
We are happy and blessed indeed.

* “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Ephesians 6:10-13).
** “God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).



Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Prayers and Affirmations for a Life of Faith, Happiness and Awe in God
by Jeff Doles

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