Giving Me the Best

Today I want to share two worship songs with you. God put the first song on my heart as I was waiting at the airport for transfer two months ago. The second one is Psalm 113. I’ll just let the lyrics of these two songs minister to you! I pray that they will touch your heart as much as they have touched mine during a time of transition. God knows your heart and He is giving you the best: Himself.

All I once held dear, built my life upon
All this world reveres and wants to own
All I once thought gain, I have counted loss
Spent and worthless now, compared to this

Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You
There is no greater thing
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord

Now my heart’s desire is to know You more
To be found in You and known as Yours
To possess by faith what I could not earn
All-surpassing gift of righteousness

Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You
There is no greater thing
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord

Oh to know the power of Your risen life
And to know You in Your sufferings
To become like You in Your death, my Lord
So with You to live and never die

Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You
There is no greater thing
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord

Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You
There is no greater thing
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord

I love You, Lord

Graham Kendrick, “Knowing You”

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Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!

Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised! The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens!

Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!

Psalm 113 ESV

God Can Take Care of Himself; the Proud Will Fall

When the Philistines captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it up beside Dagon. And when the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and put him back in his place. But when they rose early on the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord, and the head of Dagon and both his hands were lying cut off on the threshold. Only the trunk of Dagon was left to him. This is why the priests of Dagon and all who enter the house of Dagon do not tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

1 Samuel 5:1-5 ESV

Sometimes our pride and fears drive us to rush ahead of God. We fail to wait and become unwise in managing the revelation we have received from God. “He is too slow,” we might say, “He is not coming through.” Can we deny these thoughts? All in all, we are doing it for God and He is just not responding the way we would have Him.

This morning I hear the Lord say to His people that it is enough! He can take care of Himself and nothing we do, no matter how noble the cause, will push Him into a box. He is God, the Creator of the universe. Let the whole world know and bow before Him! Lift up His name and get ready to be in awe of the grand schemes of Jahweh!

Dagon is no match to Him. Dagon is believed to be the father of Baal but what if he is the idol of idols? His head shall be cut off and so his hands! The fear of God shall set mightily on all who serve them!

Lift us His name! Drench your days and nights with worship and proclaim that in His time, what needs to fall will fall and what needs to be raised will be raised. Tremble before the Lord and learn to truly cherish the revelation He has given you. Learn to manage wisely with love and self-discipline. I feel this fire, this roar inside of me this morning that even if His own house and His own people fail to honor and treasure His thoughts properly, He will show Himself holy to the world. He will make the proud fall.

The proud will fall.

Amen.