Memorize & Meditate {M&M} January 2016 – Psalm 148

Memorize & Meditate {M&M} January 2016 – Psalm 148

Memorize & Meditate {M&M}

January 2016 – Psalm 148

Psalm 148 (NASB)

The Whole Creation Invoked to Praise the Lord.

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Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the heavens;

Praise Him in the heights!

Praise Him, all His angels;

Praise Him, all His hosts!

Praise Him, sun and moon;

Praise Him, all stars of light!

Praise Him, highest heavens,

And the waters that are above the heavens!

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

For He commanded and they were created.

He has also established them forever and ever;

He has made a decree which will not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,

Sea monsters and all deeps;

Fire and hail, snow and clouds;

Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

Mountains and all hills;

Fruit trees and all cedars;

10 

Beasts and all cattle;

Creeping things and winged fowl; 

11 

Kings of the earth and all peoples;

Princes and all judges of the earth;

12 

Both young men and virgins;

Old men and children.

13 

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

For His name alone is exalted;

His glory is above earth and heaven.

14 

And He has lifted up a horn for His people,

Praise for all His godly ones;

Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him.

Praise the Lord!

M&M: January 2016

Psalms 148

There’s nothing like starting our the new year praising the Lord. This Psalm will prepare and set our minds for whatever 2016 holds. We can rest assured that nothing will come at us this year that has not first passed through the Father’s hands. He is in control! Remember: He is always in the business of doing two things, glorifying Himself and growing us.

Let’s dare to praise Him this year no matter what. Let’s dare to trust Him with all our cares. Let’s dare to meditate on His truth and let it change our perspective.

If you are new to M&M’s her are some other articles that might interest you as you get started:

Why??  The Importance of Meditation

M&M’s All Year Long – how to mark Scripture

Repeating words/phrases

Praise

His

All

Who do you know God to be?

When we praise the Lord we are acknowledging His glory and His attributes. List the attributes you know to be true. Is He real to you or far off? Write about a time that God was evident to you.

In this Psalm, the writer is calling upon Creation to worship the Lord. Why would the created worship the Creator? How might they worship Him?

Is it necessary for God to do or provide something for us before we praise Him? Why or why not? Besides His infinite glory and goodness, name something that God has done for all people that is cause for our constant praise?

Read Job 1. Describe Job’s situation? What was Job’s response? Why is his response to God appropriate in spite of his circumstance?

Read the book of Philippians. Paul wrote this book from prison. Yet, the theme of the book is rejoicing. How is that possible? Who was Paul focused on?

According to tradition, what is the chief end of Man? How is that possible in this fallen world? When we praise Him, acknowledging Who He is, how are we changed?

In verse 8 the psalmist calls on the forces of nature to praise the Lord. What does it illustrate that they should praise Him? Who is in control of them?

Again, I would commend to you The Knowledge of the Holy by AW Tozer. This little book makes for a great study of the attributes of God. Getting to know Him more intimately changes everything, your perspective, your thoughts, your actions, your words. Knowing Him unleashes praise for He ‘alone is exalted’.

Download your outline and verse here and get ready to mark it up!

 

In His Grace,

 

Rachael Carman

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I had it going on—or so I thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this one-time control freak encountered God’s grace. And I’m here to encourage you to do the same! I love encouraging and inspiring moms to grow deeper in their walk and relationship with our Heavenly Father.

I’ve been married to my beloved, Davis, since 1986; our life has been a roller-coaster ride, with God at the controls. We have seven kids and let me tell you our family loves to laugh! I enjoy playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. I’m an author and speaker and I am passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood, but draw near to the Father and thrive in motherhood.

I’m so glad you’re here.
Posted on: January 15, 2016, by : Rachael Carman