November 2017 - Psalms 119 Praying Gods Word - Lets Talk

 

Gods Word is So Cool!!!

That probably sounds weird to some of you.

What that means to me is this: Gods Word never changes, the  circumstances and seasons of my life change all the time, but God is Faithful and is always there for me.

The answers to life are in the Word of God. I studied Psalms over a year ago, and one day last month I came across the study and chose to re study it. I started going through the lessons with my friend June, and we learned new and encouraging directions. The same verses, and new hope and direction because of our new seasons of life.

Be encouraged!!!

If you have a dream, a hope,  or a vision of something you have wanted to do for a long time, perseverance is the word and continue to learn everyday, just have to "keep on keepin on".

Stay connected to Jesus for NEW hope, encouragment and patience! 

See ya'll later

 bfc 

 



E) Summarized Prayer from Psalms 119: 1-24

 

 Joyful are people of integrity, I will follow His instructions. I will be Joyful when I obey His laws and search for Him with all my heart. I will not compromise with evil. Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees Father God!     As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!   I will obey your decrees. Please don't give up on me! 

 I will obey your word.

 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 

 I praise you, O Lord; teach me your decrees. I will recite aloud all the regulations you have given us. I have rejoiced in your laws as much as in riches. I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways. I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word. 

Oh that I may live and obey your words. Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. I am always overwhelmed with a desire for Your regulations. I will meditate on your decrees. Your laws please me; they give me wise advice.

Amen!

 

Joyful in the gifting s God has given me to share with others. Use your gifting s to share Gods love and grace. blessins bfc

Welcome for coming by and spending time with Me and Jesus!! bfc

21 You rebuke the arrogant; those who wander from your commands are cursed.22 Don't let them scorn and insult me, for I have obeyed your laws.23 Even princes sit and speak against me, but I will meditate on your decrees.24 Your laws please me; they give me wise advice.

Today’s scripture starts out a little, or I should say, a lot harsh; it’s not one that you want to memorize and be encouraged by, but when reading the Word, we can’t pick and choose only the verses that make us feel good, we have to take the entire word and feast upon all of it.  Kind of like choosing only the preachers or teachers that “tickle” your ears and don’t address the sins issues in our lives.

Basically, if we don’t obey God’s word and serve Him, we will pay the consequences. It may look like we or others are getting away with living a life of sin and disrespect to God, but the day will come, the Word tells us, “Be sure your sins will find you out”.  And when we are striving to live a Godly, Christ like lifestyle, you will have others that think you’re “out to lunch” for standing your ground and following your convictions; but stand firm, stand your ground, obedience=blessings!

 “But I will meditate on your decrees.24 Your laws please me; they give me wise advice. This is the good stuff! When we make the chose to learn about Jesus, meditate, ponder, memorize, think upon, read, listen to, adhere to, follow what Gods’ Word says, we will be Wise! Wisdom will take us a long way in life, things just run smoother when we follow Godly wisdom. A really good book for wisdom is Proverbs; you can read one single verse and speaks volumes and it can make the difference in your entire day, check it out.

 9/6/2016

I will meditate on your decrees and your laws please me, give me wise advice this new day. Wow, I just realized we have finished the first week as of today, last verse we looked at before the holidays was 119:24 and it as fresh this morning as it was when we read it last week. A new week and in I am in need of new advice and instructions; need His Godly protection and wisdom for a new day, a new week and new circumstances that come my way. Every day is a new day, yesterday is gone and today is here and tomorrow will be taken care of when it gets here. The word tells us to take no thought for tomorrow…… don’t bring tomorrow worries and concerns on today, today is all we can handle, one day at a time, deal with tomorrow when it gets here, life will be more peaceful and less stressful.

I am going to take this morning to read over what we found in Matthew Henry for all 24 verses. I copied the information from the Commentary into this study, but there are several pages, so many that I won’t even try to post them on the Salt Shakin Sister Website. If you are really into digging deeper into these verses, google the verses on the internet and look them up in Matthew Henry and see what additional learning you will receive.

The psalmist here shows that godly people are happy people; they are, and shall be, blessed indeed; God has here laid before us the right way, which we may be sure will end in happiness, though it be straight and narrow. Blessedness are to the righteous; all manner of blessedness. 

Those who are upright and honest in their religion, not only who keep themselves pure from the pollutions of actual sin, unspotted from the world, but who are habitually sincere in their intentions, in whose spirit there is no guile, who are really as good as they seem to be and row the same way as they look.

5. Those who carefully avoid all sin (v. 3): They do no iniquity; they do not allow themselves in any sin; they do not commit it as those do who are the servants of sin; they do not make a practice of it, do not make a trade of it. Blessed and holy are those who thus exercise themselves to have always consciences void of offence.

Here is, David’s endeavor to know much, but he was still pressing forward and desired to know more, as knowing this, that he had not yet attained. As long as we live we must be scholars in Christ's school, and sit at his feet; but we should aim to be head-scholars, and to get into the highest form...... for more of these words of wisdom from Matthew Henry - google it on internet. I am sorry this program does not allow me to upload this entire study on pdf format.

thankful to share Gods Word - blessins bfc

Study Reminder.. Study Reminder..Study Reminder!!!

Just want to remind you, each time we post a lesson, the most recent will be the very first posting you will see. To catch up, or get in order, you will need to go down to the last one and come forward to get lessons in order from beginning to most recent post.  I know you knew that... tnx for stopping by.

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Psalms 119 - Always Engulfed

8/31/2016

17. Be good to your servant, that I may live and obey your word.18. Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. 19. I am only a foreigner in the land. Don’t hide your commands from me! 20. I am always overwhelmed with a desire for your regulations.

As I sit here and ponder these verses, the first thing I see is how awesome this entire Psalms 119 is, and how it can be used as a prayer from me, back to God. That is what is meant by praying the Word back to God and why the previous verses tell us to recite the word aloud.

“Be good to your servant, that I may live and obey your word” – God, you are good to me, your servant all the time. God is good even when we aren’t! God is good even when we have bad days and heavy trials and rough journeys, He never changes. God never promised a life without pain or problems, there are scriptures that back that up; there are hundreds of scriptures that give us hope and strengthen our faith to withstand all the pain and problems; He walks with us and oftentimes “carries us” through them. Thankful!

As a born again, saved child of Jesus, we are in many ways strangers and outsiders in this world; when we obey Gods word and strive to live for Jesus, we will be an “outsider or strange person” to most people, because we don’t go with the flow and do things that are not pleasing to God.  We need to be prepared to walk “alone” and not fit in with the crowds, if we really want to please God more than man. Obedience=Blessings.

20. I am always overwhelmed with a desire for your regulations. Overwhelmed means engulfed, conquered, swamped, buried, crushed. All of these definitions are most certainly not in context with the way the word is being used in our verse today. I see the word “engulfed” and find this definition to be very applicable for today’s study. 

Father, I want to always be “engulfed” with the desire for your regulations, your laws, your commands, your directions, your guidance, your hope filled words of life, all of which I will find in Your Word. It’s my desire to be engulfed and passionate to hear from you Father.

8/30/2016- There are days ........

Can you believe this Thursday will already be September 1st.... Wow time flies.

8/30/2016

  1. How can I become disciplined to study Gods Word?

You need to work on this one every day-no quick fixes here. Being disciplined does not come “natural” with any of us. I believe it can be a gift from God;               it’s also one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit found in Galatians 6:23 – Self Control  and it will grow and become a daily part of your life (in many areas of your life, not just studying the word). Being disciplined, means saying NO to a lot of my fleshy desires and saying YES to things God would have me do and say.

There are days I get so distracted and have so many things I am busy with (even with my re gifting and crafts for Salt Shakin Sisters Outreach) that I literally have to “make myself” stop what I am doing and sit still and read and study!  If you lack in this area, be consistent and ask God to HELP YOU.

 How do I get to the place where I can actually “delight” myself in God’s Word and NOT forget it?

To delight oneself in the Word comes from within your heart and soul, and if you don’t have that hunger and thirst for it, you’re not going to want to read the bible, none the less, STUDY it.

Everyone is made up differently, we learn differently, our lifestyles are different, our family structures are different, our free time is different, our trials are different; we all have different journeys, therefore what works for me, may not work for you and visa versa.

I do believe, when someone is called to preach or teach the Word of God, there is a special anointing, passion and hunger that is planted in our hearts; it becomes “bigger than us”, it consumes us, we just can’t get enough of it. The word is a deep well, full of wisdom and knowledge, that’s a gift and I am ever so thankful for it.

 But if you’re not called to teach or preach, you can still ask God to fill you with the hunger to read and understand the Word, so you can live a blessed life and share your faith and help others. As far as NOT forgetting what you read, some of us have better memorization skills that others, but no problem, when you read/study-God’s Word, He honors that, and the Word will be in your heart and it’s there, deep seated for whenever you need it, whether you have it memorized word for word or not.

Thankful to share Gods Word - blessins - bfc

 

Psalms 119:9-16 - Whats do you hold most valuable in your life?

8/29/16

  • 1.    Why should I recite the Word aloud?

I personally have a hard time with this one. I think some of it is just bad and lazy habit; what I mean with that is, I read and pray and carry on conversations within my heart and head most of the time, not saying it out loud.  I do know, when you say things out loud, you hear “yourself” in your inner ear and it somehow magnifies what you are reading and helps you retain it better.

I listen to a lot of Beth Moore bible studies, and that girl has it down pack for praying and memorizing the Word out loud. I’ve been listening to her bible study on the book of James in my car, on my CD player when I am traveling to and from work, and she memorized the entire book of James!! She recites it in a conversation/teaching style and sounds as if she is just sharing, you would never know she is actually sharing it as a memorized book, it’s awesome. I am not that motivated, sorry, God bless anyone that can do the total memorization thing, it takes a lot of commitment and discipline, of which I have some in my life, but not that much.

  • 2. How would Gods laws be valuable in comparison to riches? (14. I have rejoiced in your laws as much as in riches).

This question wouldn’t begin to make sense to someone that doesn’t know Jesus as their personal Savior.  As I sit here and ponder and pray about this question, I get another question (imagine that!) What does valuable mean?   A thing that is of great worth, especially a small item of personal property. 

Laws are not “tangible”-not something that you can touch, but they are “personal property” to me. The Law-God’s Holy Bible, is packed full of wisdom, hope, encouragement and guidance; these are of great value to me! They may not be tangible, but when placed inside my heart and soul, they are life giving and are of far greater value than anything that I can touch or own. Don’t get me wrong, I love “stuff” as much as the next person and I can get carried away with wanting more, just like you, but……… Everything will eventually get old and pass away or deteriorate. God’s word never fades, gets old or dies, it’s eternal and helps me in all my trials and troubles every single day-that’s OF GREAT WORTH! I rejoice in your Word Father, thank you for the Bible, thank you, thank you, thank you, Amen.

thankful to share God's Word - blessins' bfc

Psalms 119:9-16

8/26/2016

Psalms 119:9-16

9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.10 I have tried hard to find you—don't let me wander from your commands.   11. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

12 I praise you, O Lord; teach me your decrees.13 I have recited aloud all the regulations you have given us.14 I have rejoiced in your laws as much as in riches.15 I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways. 16 I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.

1.    How does anyone stay pure?

By obeying Gods word and working on it every single day of our lives. Perseverance and a lot of saying NO to our flesh. I am weak but HE is strong. We draw our strength from the Word and prayer, and having that close relationship with Jesus – be honest with Him, He knows everything you did today, yesterday and tomorrow.

Why do we think we can hide things from Him? Why do we act like He is not right there seeing all we do and say? I deal with this every single day just like you do. If we are saved and a Christian, we hear and believe and know this, but I think with the hustle and bustle of this life, we have to keep moving or get run over (that’s how we feel sometimes). Most days it takes all the energy we can muster up, to make it through the day with a good and happy attitude, none the less, trying to think about being pure in all we do - it is a real effort.

What is being pure? It is NOT being perfect and innocent; its having the right attitude and mindset to strive to be like Jesus-to stand on His Word-to act on His Word, and when I fall down because I am not “pure”, I get back up, tell Jesus about it and ask Him to help me NOT do that again. It also deals with, yes, being more forgiving of others around us that are NOT pure, not being so judgmental about any and every one that doesn’t behave or believe as we do.

 2.How do we hide Gods Word in our heart?   

This one is a no brainer at this time in our study…… Study, Study, Study, Study then Study some more. Not every day you spend time in the word will be the same, guaranteed. Not every day will be exciting. Not every day, will you feel like you’ve even heard from God. Not every day, will you be so excited about all this study time that you are bouncing off the walls.   Not every day, will you be wide awake and not be tempted to fall asleep while trying to understand what you’re reading.  NO- Each day is new and will be different, here is where your commitment and discipline will need to kick in! Perseverance! Stay with it, you will NOT regret it. Remember- Obedience=Blessings. I want the blessings; I want to hear from Jesus today.

 3.Why should I recite the Word aloud?

4.How would Gods laws be more valuable than riches?

5.How can I become disciplined to study Gods Word?

6.How do I get to the place where I can actually “delight” myself in Gods Word and NOT forget it?

See you tommorrow- blessins - bfc

Psalms 119-1-24 Week #1 Continued

8/24/2016

Week #1- Continued for Psalms 119:1-4

2.Why would being a people of integrity make a person joyful?

What does integrity really mean?=

honestyprobityrectitudehonor, good character, principle(s), ethics, morals,righteousnessmoralityvirtue,            decency, fairness, scrupulousness, sincerity, truthfulness,  trustworthiness . 

From all the definitions above, the meaning is pretty plain why I am joyful for being a woman of integrity. I like the definitions of honest, good character, morality, sincere and trustworthiness. It means I can lay my head down at night and sleep, knowing I have done my best to do what it right and not have a guilty conscience, that makes me joyful/happy. The respect and legacy we leave behind is also important; what will people remember me for? What will they say about my character when I am gone?

3.How do I follow Godly instructions?

One day at a time, moment by moment, hour by hour, precept upon precept. I get up in the morning, have quiet time, pray and do my best to get into the word. The more I am in the word and the more I can retain and place it in my heart and soul, the more I am able to follow His Godly instructions. The Holy Spirit of God within me, reminds me of His word when I am in the middle of doing something I shouldn’t be doing, we serve an awesome God. That is love that is bigger than the ocean and wider than the span of this earthly globe. Amen!

4.Why is obeying the law and searching the scripture going to make me joyful? 

Obedience = blessings, and I want His blessings and favor, that makes me joyful. It is definitely NOT EASY being obedient all the time, and I fail all the time, but there is that GRACE and UNCONDITIONAL LOVE that the Father has for me, and oh how thankful and joyful I am for that. 

  Searching the Scriptures is life changing and gives me comfort, joy, direction and builds my faith; when I am able to spend a lot of study time in the word, it’s also the times it’s hard to stop, and then have to come back to the real world, and actually “act upon” what the bible says.

 Speaking of time, I am running out of it really fast this morning. Need to stop and get ready for a new week, its Monday and raining outside and it takes me over an hour to get to work. If I don’t quit now, I will be late with the rain outside. This is one of those days as I sit here and share with Jesus and you, I wish I had started earlier in my study. Gotta go, see you tomorrow. Thank you Jesus!

5.” With all my heart”, what does that entail?

We are back, good morning or afternoon to whomever is studying with us today. Its early and I have about 45 minutes’ left before I need to get ready for work. Morning Miss J JJJ.

With all my heart, what does this mean to me……. All my heart – what is in my heart right now? (Don’t you just love it when you see a question and then you create or ask another question on top of that one – or am I the only one that does that when studying? That is what makes me think upon the verses and get more out of them)

Vs. 2 -  Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. The one word that just came to mind is “time”. It takes a lot of that to fill “my heart” with right thinking and good attitudes, strength, courage and confidence, in order to follow my Jesus. God has a big heart and I want a big heart, so in order to have a big heart, I need to know Jesus more, and I have to make “time” to do that. Building relationships take “time”, no instant fixes or magic wands will do this.

 6. What are some ways I would be “compromising with evil” when I strive every day to live for Jesus?

Here we go again, a new question from within a question – what does compromise mean? It means=

 

This is getting “personal”!  How transparent do I really want to be? I need to sit here and ponder this a bit before I can share.

First: What is some evil that I have to deal with on a daily basis? I can think of things like, listening to or watching things that God would not approve of-having to really guard my heart and be careful of what I watch on TV. I don’t have any problems with seeing anything on the computer that is evil, I must have some good safeguards on this computer, I praise God I don’t see any pop ups.

 I am also careful to monitor my time spend on Facebook, as it can be addictive, if anyone out there relates to what I am saying. I love it and there is nothing wrong with it until it gets a stronghold on you and you have to check it all day long, and you get where you feel you need the approval fix  and  like from people, of which most you may have never met, nor really know as a “friend”.

Second: Guarding my thoughts throughout each day, as it is an ongoing battlefield of the mind. It’s so easy to think wrong thoughts and make judgements that are not from God. We can compromise / agree with the opinions of others when we really shouldn’t. Don’t get caught up in petty gossip. If we hang with people of wrong character too much, it will rub off on us. Guard your heart, listen to the Holy Spirit of God, His still small voice within your heart – He will help us turn towards Him and turn away from the evil that causes us to compromise.

 7.What does verse 4 mean: You have charged me to keep your commandments carefully?

Let me go pull out that verse, I have already forgotten what it said after spending so much time on the first 6 questions. 4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.  This one is pretty simple, God has said over and over and over all throughout His Word to “obey” His commands, written word, scriptures, verses, laws, regulations.

 To keep His commands/obey His word is not something to be taken lightly. We need to be “careful” to discern and understand His Word in the right context, in the manner, as God intended us to understand it and then apply it to our lives. We need discipline and commitment. We can’t just take the verses we like and throw out the ones we don’t like. Be “careful” whose teachings/preaching you listen to. Ask God to direct you to the right and Godly leadership and mentorship in your life.

 

8.Are you talking about the ten commandments, or are you talking about all the commandments in the bible?

Good Morning – today is the 24th of August (won’t say what year, so if you are      reading this in years to come, praise God!) Its 4:09 a.m. and I am listening to some good praise and worship online; I had my tea and quiet time and now I have my keyboard in my lap, kicked back and ready to look at today’s question, ready to hear from the Holy Spirit (4. You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully).

What comes to my mind when I think of the word commandment? Rule, law, instruction, guidance, strict adherence to the authority of God, therefore God wants us to obey his instructions and directions in the Bible for our own good. Because He loves me, He will discipline me, just like a parent does a child. It may not “feel good” in the middle of the discipline, but the end results are in our favor. The commands are for us to have a good life and to have eternal life upon accepting Jesus as our person Savior.

 So, I need to be mindful, careful, to daily ask Jesus and the Holy Spirit to fill me fresh with His Holy Spirit, to help me keep His commands, and the only way I can even begin to keep any of them, is to “know them”. To know them, I need to spend time in the Word and read them. I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me, that means carrying out His commands and when I fail, ask forgiveness, dust myself off, get back up and go again. Thank you Jesus!!

 5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!6 Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands.7 As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should! 8. I will obey your decrees. Please don't give up on me!

 Actions speak louder than words, how many times have we heard that phrase in our life’s time? Walk the talk, don’t talk the talk, people are watching us. We don’t want to be guilty of going to church on Sunday and leaving the building and leave the presence of God behind the doors. We do know that the Church is not where God lives, He live inside each and every one of us that have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Savior.

Anyone that has learned and disciplined themselves to study the Word and spend time with Jesus, knows that the spiritual growth we have is from that time alone with God, not just from an hour or two spent in the pew at church.

We go to church to worship / fellowship, and share with other Christians; to hear the Word and be encouraged to go out into the world and live/share Jesus. We need to be faithful to pray for our Pastors / Pastors wives and Leaders, as they have given their life of service to God and us.

I think we all forget to do that on a weekly basis, it’s so easy to take for granted, that because they are the leaders, they have it all together and we need them to pray for us, not us pray for them. God forgive us for our negligence to lift them up every day in prayer, as they carry a heavy load in being the shepherd of the flock!

6 Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands….The only way for me to live out obedience to His commands is a daily walk, every day is a new day and I need to start it with Him. My day goes a lot better when I seek Him first. The word tells us (a command) to seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these other things will be added unto you (me).

I look at the word “ashamed” and I think of how the devil will try to put us under condemnation and constantly remind us of past sins we have committed. I know a lot of people really have a hard time forgiving themselves of things they have done wrong in the past – God forgives and forgets, satan reminds and torments. There is therefore, no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!

Here we go again – get back the commands/Word of God, this is the only way we will be able to stand against the lies and attacks of the devil! 7. As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should! 8. I will obey your decrees. Please don't give up on me!  Thank you Jesus as I know you will never give up on me! Help me have the same mindset and attitude towards others that I get impatient with or want to give up on. 

 

 

8.Are you talking about the ten commandments, or are you talking about all the commandments in the bible? 

Good Morning – today is the 24th of August (won’t say what year, so if you are  reading this in years to come, praise God!) Its 4:09 a.m. and I am listening to some good praise and worship online; I had my tea and quiet time and now I have my keyboard in my lap, kicked back and ready to look at today’s question, ready to hear from the Holy Spirit (4. You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully).

 

What comes to my mind when I think of the word commandment? Rule, law, instruction, guidance, strict adherence to the authority of God, therefore God wants us to obey his instructions and directions in the Bible for our own good. Because He loves me, He will discipline me, just like a parent does a child. It may not “feel good” in the middle of the discipline, but the end results are in our favor. The commands are for us to have a good life and to have eternal life upon accepting Jesus as our person Savior.

 

Psalms - Week 1 Question #6-How do we compromise?

8/22/2016

Running out of time this morning, just posting a Snippet of todays study, will post all of it on simple site later. blessins - bfc

6. What are some ways I would be “compromising with evil” when I strive every day to live for Jesus?

Here we go again, a new question from within a question – what does compromise mean? It means=

 

This is getting “personal”!  How transparent do I really want to be? I need to sit here and ponder this a bit before I can share.

First: What is some evil that I have to deal with on a daily basis? I can think of things like, listening to or watching things that God would not approve of-having to really guard my heart and be careful of what I watch on TV. I don’t have any problems with seeing anything on the computer that is evil, I must have some good safeguards on this computer, I praise God I don’t see any pop ups.

 I am also careful to monitor my time spend on Facebook, as it can be addictive, if anyone out there relates to what I am saying. I love it and there is nothing wrong with it until it gets a stronghold on you and you have to check it all day long, and you get where you feel you need the approval fix  and  like from people, of which most you may have never met, nor really know as a “friend”.

Second: Guarding my thoughts throughout each day, as it is an ongoing battlefield of the mind. It’s so easy to think wrong thoughts and make judgements that are not from God. We can compromise / agree with the opinions of others when we really shouldn’t. Don’t get caught up in petty gossip. If we hang with people of wrong character too much, it will rub off  on us. Guard your heart, listen to the Holy Spirit of God, His still small voice within your heart – He will help us turn towards Him and turn away from the evil that causes us to compromise.

Week #1 - I WILL - IN PROGESS

Today we did only 1-4 verses and we are not done, will come back again later.bfc

119- 1. Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord.2 Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths.4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.

(8/21/16 -Sunday 6:56 a.m. – bfc notes)

I see the word joyful to be the first word to jump off the page in our Joyful Journey Bible Study, Week #1, in the Book of Psalms- Chapter 119.

  1. Joyful. What does it mean to be joyful?
  2. Why would being a people of integrity make a person joyful?
  3. How do I follow Godly instructions?
  4. Why is obeying the law and searching the scripture going to make me joyful? 
  5. With all my heart, what does that entail?
  6.  What are some ways I would be “compromising with evil” when I strive every day to live for Jesus?
  7. What does verse 4 mean: You have charged me to keep your commandments carefully?
  8. The ten commandments or are you talking about all the commandments in the bible? 

Joyful, what does it mean to be joyful?  Joyful- feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness. synonyms:happyjollymerrysunnyjoyouslighthearted, in good spirits, bubbly,exuberantebullientcheery, smiling, mirthfulradiant.                                 These definitions and synonyms pretty much say what I feel when I see the word joyful. I am at peace and a lot calmer and less anxious about life in general when I “feel” joyful. 

A JOYFUL JOURNEY - Psalms 119 Bible Study

Always working on cards so we can put Gods Word on our hand crafted gifts. We are handing more out everyday, so it takes more time to continuously make more. Thankful! bfc

A Joyful Journey

Psalms  119:1-120

Week 1 –     “ I Will!”

Monday Psalm 119:1-8 Psalm 119:1-2 Tuesday Psalm 119:9-11 Psalm 119:9-11 Wednesday Psalm 119:12-16 Psalm 119:14-15 Thursday Psalm 119:17-24 Psalm 119:18, 23-24                                                                                                    Friday Psalm 119:1-24 Summarize

Week 2

Monday Psalm 119:25-32 Psalm 119:27-28, 30 Tuesday Psalm 119:33-35 Psalm 119:34-35 Wednesday Psalm 119:36-40 Psalm 119:36-37 Thursday Psalm 119:41-48 Psalm 119:41-42, 45                                                                           Friday Psalm 119:25-48 Summarize

Week 3

Monday Psalm 119:49-56 Psalm 119:49-51 Tuesday Psalm 119:57-60 Psalm 119:59-60 Wednesday Psalm 119:61-64 Psalm 119:62-64 Thursday Psalm 119:65-72 Psalm 119:67-68, 71-72                                                                                 Friday Psalm 119:49-72 Summarize

Week 4

Monday Psalm 119:73-80 Psalm 119:75-78 Tuesday Psalm 119:81-85 Psalm 119:81, 83-84 Wednesday Psalm 119:86-88 Psalm 119:86-88 Thursday Psalm 119:89-96 Psalm 119:89-90, 92                                                                      Friday Psalm 119:73-96 Summarize

Week 5

Monday Psalm 119:97-104 Psalm 119:97-100 Tuesday Psalm 119:105-108 Psalm 119:105-106 Wednesday Psalm 119:109-112 Psalm 119:109, 111-112 Thursday Psalm 119:113-120   Psalm 119:113-115                                                    Friday Psalm 119:97-120 Summarize

Week 6

Monday Psalm 119:121-128 Psalm 119:125-128 Tuesday Psalm 119:129-132 Psalm 119:130, 132 Wednesday Psalm  119:133-136 Psalm 119:133-135 Thursday Psalm 119:137-144 Psalm 119:141-143                                                    Friday Psalm 119:121-144 Summarize

Week 7

Monday Psalm 119:145-148 Psalm 119:147-148 Tuesday Psalm 119:149-152 Psalm 119:150-152 Wednesday Psalm 119:153-156 Psalm 119:155-156 Thursday Psalm 119:157-160 Psalm 119:158, 160                                                         Friday Psalm 119:145-160 Summarize

Week 8

Monday Psalm 119:161-164 Psalm 119:163-164 Tuesday Psalm 119:165-168 Psalm 119:165 Wednesday Psalm 119:169-173 Psalm 119:171-173 Thursday Psalm 119:174-176 Psalm 119:175-176                                                                  Friday Psalm 119:161-176 Summarize

Week 1  - I WILL

119- 1. Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord.2 Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths.4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!6 Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands.7 As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!8 I will obey your decrees. Please don't give up on me!

9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.10 I have tried hard to find you—don't let me wander from your commands

11. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

12 I praise you, O Lord; teach me your decrees.13 I have recited aloud all the regulations you have given us.14 I have rejoiced in your laws as much as in riches.15 I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways.16 I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.

17 Be good to your servant, that I may live and obey your word.18 Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.19 I am only a foreigner in the land. Don’t hide your commands from me!20 I am always overwhelmed with a desire for your regulations.21 You rebuke the arrogant; those who wander from your commands are cursed.22 Don't let them scorn and insult me, for I have obeyed your laws.23 Even princes sit and speak against me, but I will meditate on your decrees.24 Your laws please me; they give me wise advice.

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Come back each week and check out new postings as we study Psalms 119 together. Plan is to go through it for 8 week, we will see how long it takes. Dont rush through studying Gods Word. DISCERNMENT/ UNDERSTANDING OF HIS WORD IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN JUST GETTING TROUGH IT IN A HURRY