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A big Phat Psweet Catch up

Posted: February 23, 2011 in 'Psweets'

Do me a favour humour me will you? There I am in Starbucks slurping my Chai Tea Latte (I’m off chocolate for a bit, you could call it fasting, or you could just call it trying to get down a couple of belt holes!)

Anyway, slurping away with the mrs on her new Mac next to me. I go onto wordpress and find out there’s been no new posts this year…(oops!)

As you may well know – I made a judgement call a few months back to sacrifice posted articles so I could focus my time on my psweets (pslams in tweet format). Now that I’ve finished ‘The Tentmaker’ tour, thought I’ll do a catch up on all the psweets I’ve done up until now.

So here you are, 

Chew away and I hope you enjoy;

The Gasser

 

Psalm 73

73a.God is good. Though I was so close to missing the point. I got envious, the wicked get life easy and here’s me struggling. Why? #psweets

Psalm 73 part 2

73b.But those who invent more ways to be evil (patent pending);don’t last4 long. Cos they’re going the wrong way down a 1way street #psweets

Psalm 74

74.God, places that gave u attention r burnt2 a crisp.Y let em get away with it?Take ur hand out of ur pocket&put em in their place #psweets

Psalm 75

75.whether the middle east or democratic west,no bloke can determine another blokes position.That’s for God to decide. #psweets

Psalm 76

76.You’re the 1 worthy to be feared. When ur angry, we’ve got no hope of standing in ur way.To you let us make vows and keep them #psweets

Psalm 77

77.I think; has God’s unfailing love failed?But then I remember the times he came through. Ask Moses what happened with the red sea #psweets

Psalm 78 (1-5)

78. Listen,we’re not gonna let the truth& power of God waste away into a myth…we’ll tell it to our kids so its as hereditary as DNA #psweets

Psalm 79

79.Saviour God, save us! Give us a helping hand so you get the credit. Save us&let us off the hook so your name’s honoured. #psweets

Psalm 80

80.Strengthen the one you love. The one you choose. Then we won’t scarper, leaving u in the lurch again. Resuscitate us. #psweets

Psalm 81 (v8-9)

81. Rule -don’t worship any1 or anything that’s not God; legit. Aka; ME. Don’t 4get –who was it that saved your skin from Egypt? #psweets

Psalm 82

82.Ur all ‘gods’ cos ur offspring of the most high, but ur mortal gods.Come old age, you’ll be just as frail as the next mortal guy #psweets

Psalm 83

83.God, get your voice back…don’t act like you’re not listening, don’t do nothing.Make your enemies like tumbleweed. #psweets

Psalm 84

84.How lush is your dwelling pad Lord God Almighty. One day’s better round your house than 1000 days anywhere else. #psweets

Psalm 85 (v8)

85.Lord,I’m all ears.U promise peace 2those who know u& stick 2the right path.Help them not invalidate it by doing something stupid #psweets

Psalm 86

86.Educate me on ur way Lord so I can lean on you &how u always come through.I want to be wholehearted for 1cause. Ur cause #psweets

Psalm 87

87. Zion’s the place to be.No, not that underground city on the matrix…but Jerusalem…the New Jerusalem; the church. #psweets

Psalm 88

88. Since the early days life’s dealt me a bad hand &death always seems close at hand.Daily my prayers come 2u;I’m struggling Lord #psweets

Psalm 89

89.The heavenly dimension clap their hands in wonder &shake their head in awe; 4 u are AWEsome…no one can brush up against you; no1 #psweets

Psalm 90

90.80yrs is a nightshift 2u.If only we had a clue how powerful ur anger is;mayb then we’d get r acts 2gether&live daily 4ur wisdom #psweets

Psalm 91

91.This says God… ‘Cos he loves me,I’m his search &rescue.I’ll have his back cos he acknowledges me by name.He’ll call& I’ll answer #psweets

Psalm 92

92.I’ll show u some love Lord in groove format,with melody &backing vocals. Ravin on ur love b4 breakfast &faithfulness b4 bedtime.#psweets

Psalm 93

93.The Lord is full on sovereign &in control…Kingship is written all over him, he’s clothed in the stuff. #psweets

Psalm 94

94.The wicked keep ur people down;abuse widows &kill kids with no Dad.Its arrogant,they think u turn a blind eye;show em u don’t #psweets

Psalm 95

95.Rock it out to the rock of salvation.On ur knees, lets get thankful 2the crafter of creation,sea setter &mountain moulder #psweets

Psalm 96

96.Flippin awesome is the Lord& most def worthy 2b appreciated! He’s 2b respected over all. He’s the Rolex, the rest-mere Rawlex #psweets

Psalm 97

97.All u who r upstanding – hate evil &give God massive appreciation.After all,his very presence makes the earth quake in its boots #psweets

Psalm 98

98.Lay down new tunes cos the Lord’s done some marvellous stuff.He’s unveiled his saving power2the countries– let him hear r thanks #psweets

Psalm 99

99.May the knobbly knees of the nations get shaking cos the big guy reigns. May he be bigged up cos his name is flipping awesome! #psweets

Psalm 100

100.Know that he’s God. Know that he’s our author, publisher&printer.Be thankful, lift him up; cos his love never discontinues #psweets RT

Psalm 101

101.I’m ravin about ur love &justice;making every effort2live life without fault.But those arrogant lot -I’m havin no business with #psweets

Psalm 102

102. Let this be said for a future generation…that those who are yet to be conceived praise the Lord. #psweets

Psalm 103.

103.Listen up soul,get praisin2the1 who’s owed it all.All that’s in me,big up the big guy&dont lose sight of all he is&all hes done #psweets

Psalm 104

104.How vast is life& everything in it.Filled2the brim of species,all the elements,even the stars –ur in charge of it all. Awesome #psweets

Psalm 105

105.Shout about God &all he’s done. Let the hearts of those who follow him leap for joy. Look to him4 strength, his face – always #psweets

Psalm 106

106.Never forget God in your thank you speeches cos his love never runs empty and extends through and beyond the depth of time #psweets

Psalm 107

107.Some took on their judgement as being better than God’s – they started sinking in their own mess.But 1 call,guess who answers #psweets

Psalm 108.

108.I’m wakin up the morning makin music 2the lord of all. I’m warming up my strings& tuning up my skins cos its all about him #psweets

Psalm 109

109.To whom it may concern – the lord who I lift up in praise, please – lend me your ear, hear me, listen and talk back #psweets

Psalm 110

110.God the Father says2my lord;I’ve saved u the best seat next to me.Get comfy till I make ur enemies ur foot rest…under your feet #psweets

Psalm 111

111.When u start fearing God,that’s when u start getting real wisdom.Follow his instructions- then you’ve got your head screwed on #psweets

Psalm 112

112.Well good is the guy who knows his place before God and looks forward to living the life God wants him to live. #psweets

Psalm 113

113.May the Lord be the root of all your celebrations and may u celebrate often!  From present tense right through to future tense. #psweets

Psalm 114

114.Why Jordon try& hitchhike a lift in the opposite direction? Why sea try &swim2shore? Earth –tremble at the presence of ur Lord. #psweets

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As you’ve all known, the psweets have come to a hault on the blog. It was a decision I came to a month or two back when I realised that keeping both psweets up on twitter during the week and doing a thought on each over the weekend on the blog, was getting a bit much for me. But as I have had countless amounts of media attention, with the papparazzi on my back about it and hello magazine wanting an exclusive; I thought I’ll treat everyone by catalouging all the psweets in one place…after all; it is Christmas!

So here it is…from top to bottom; Psweets so far

God bless;

The Gasser

Psweets

Psalm 1

1. Well good’s the guy who doesn’t take moral advice from bad company. But who raves about quiet times& gets stuck into scripture #psweets

Psalm 2

2.Whoever thinks he’s a matchup on God is a comedian.God laughs it off, puts em in their place& shows them what he’s really made of #psweets

Psalm 3

3.God, I’m public enemy #1-they’re out to take me out.They think you’ve left me high&dry, but you’re the force field surrounding me #psweets

Psalm 4 

4.‘Guys, when’s it gonna stop? U embarrass me &show God jack all respect. U worship lower case gods but he’s the 1 with the caps lock.’ #psweets

Psalm 5

5.Open your ear canal to my sentences Lord. Note down my sighs &anxieties, see my flare when I’m SOS. It’s your attention I’m after #psweets

Psalm 6 

6.God, go easy. Mend me cos I’m covered in cast&walking on crutches.My soul’s het up,emotionally I’m wrecked. Come back &pick me up #psweets

Psalm 7 

7. Lord;be my B&B when my tents battered. My enemies wanna rip me to shreds&do a drive-by. But if I’ve had it coming; let it happen #psweets

Psalm 8

How immense is your name through the stratosphere. U shaped solar systems with your fingers, who am I that u should even notice me? #psweets

Psalm 9

9. God’s a shelter for those downtrodden on, a safety net when nothing’s safe. He never forgets those who know him & search for him #psweets

Psalm 10

Where are u lord?I tried texting but you’ve got no signal. The evil guy intimidates the weak.Come on Lord, stand up for the broken. #psweets

Psalm 11 

11. How can you say ‘leg it’ cos the bad guys are ammo’d to the teeth? God’s my hiding squat. As for the evil – he brings the rain. #psweets

Psalm 12

12.Lord, S.O.S. Where have all the good guys gone? I’m surrounded by braggers& 2faced gossipers. Mute em Lord;zip their mouths shut #psweets

Psalm 13

13.God, stop playing hide &seek; its not fun anymore. I’m anxious and depressed, though I trust in your love & love your salvation. #psweets

Psalm 14

14. God scans men, trying to find some who get him, or some who are looking – but they’re not about. None. #psweets

Psalm 15

15.Lord, who can get close 2your hang out spot?He who lives life wisely, makes the right choice &keeps his word; even when it hurts #psweets

Psalm 16 v7

16.I’m giving much love to the Lord who listens, guides and gets me. He’s my no.1 priority. It’s my life &he’s in the driving seat #psweets

Psalm 17

17.Lord, put my life under the telescope– c that I’m not malicious in gossip,that I stay out of trouble. Hear me &show me your love #psweets

Psalm 18 

18.Lord, you’re my result to a lifetime supply of gym membership. You’re my solid ground to keep my feet sturdy #psweets

Psalm 19 

19.May the syllables I pronounce, the ways I choose 2unwind & the stuff I fill my heart with; make you well happy when you see it #psweets

Psalm 20

20.Let the name badge of Jake’s almighty look out 4u &have your back. May the Lord sign off &make investments in all your proposals #psweets

Psalm 21

21.Lord! The King gives you all the credit for the victories. He shouts about your power and your capabilities #psweets

Psalm 22

22.God –why have u turned your back on me?I’m running empty,my bones are dislocated. Our Dad’s trusted u & u delivered. Come quick #psweets

Psalm 23

23. Though I take a stroll through the most devastating landscapes where ‘life’ is past tense– I’m not shaking cos you got my back #psweets

Psalm 24

24.Who’s the King? The real King? Who’s the King of immeasurable and inconceivable glory? None other than the ‘Lord God Almighty’ #psweets

Psalm 25

25.I’m all ears Lord. You’re the master, I’m the pupil. You’re Yoda, I’m Skywalker. Navigate &educate me in ‘the force’; your truth #psweets

Psalm 26

26.Keep on top of me Lord, do regular check-ups on my heart, thoughts and motives. See that my actions are in the clear #psweets

Psalm 27

 27.God saves me– why do I get scared?He holds my life –why should I get nervous? All I ask4 is eternity of marvelling at his beauty #psweets

Psalm 28 V7

28.God is 2me what spinach was 2Popeye. He’s my bulletproof vest. I trust him &he sorts me out;so now my heart beats to party music #psweets

Psalm 29

29.His vocal chords are like a mighty storm. Like a quake off the Richter scale. He speaks like thunder& strikes like lightning #psweets

Psalm 30

30.I’m gonna elevate u Lord cos you pulled me out of trouble. When I was in a mess, I called you, you picked up and made me healthy #psweets

Psalm 31

31.God looks after those not short of faith,but he lets the arrogant have what’s coming to them.So if you’re banking on God;chin up #psweets

Psalm 32

32.I didn’t cover up my sin; I put my hands up and confessed. You let me off the hook and gave me a guilt free conscience #psweets

Psalm 33

33.Bust out ur best drum solo.Let rip with the fiddliest of guitar riffs &make noise like U R ecstatic cos what God says is spot on #psweets

Psalm 34

34. I’m bigging up the big guy 24/7. My vocab is fixed on appreciating him and my soul brags about him. Who’s up for joining me? #psweets

Psalm 35

35. Have my back Lord. Fight my corner. Remind my soul that you’re my hero. #psweets

Psalm 36

36.The evil guy doesn’t flinch if u mention God. He never sees what’s he’s doing as wrong; he’s 2busy loving himself to even notice #psweets

Psalm 37 

37.Don’t lose sleep over evil people, or wish you had what they have; it won’t last. Put all your eggs in God’s basket #psweets

Psalm 38

38.My friends are screening my calls, my neighbours pretend they’re not at home; all cos I’m a wounded man. #psweets

Psalm 39

39.Tell me Lord; how much longer have I got left? My life’s a countdown –when’s 0? Compared 2u; my life’s just an intake of breath #psweets

Psalm 40

40.Pick me Lord! I wanna do what U want.I don’t get all shy when it comes2 tellin others about your greatness;I tell them how it is #psweets

Psalm 41

41. You support me cos of my integrity and saved me an eternal seat next to you. #psweets

Psalm 42

42. Why so gutted soul? Why so at edge within me? God’s my hope; I’m still going to praise him. My rescuer, my God. #psweets

Psalm 43

43.Again, why so gutted soul? Why so on edge within me? God’s my hope. I’m still going to praise him. My rescuer, my God. #psweets

Psalm 44

44.Recover us via your love that NEVER fails. #psweets

Psalm 45

45.Of all the greatest guys; you top the chart. Your mouth – with the words it speaks, has grace drenched all over it. #psweets

Psalm 46 (v1-2)

46.If there’s a sign of danger– God’s our lifeline for a lifetime. So even if the earth beneath me crumbles;I’m not getting scared. #psweets

Psalm 47

47.Clap your hands,click those fingers, raise decibels –every dialect,every continent;get full on passionate for the Lord most high #psweets

Psalm 48

48.In church Lord, our thoughts and their processes hone in on your love which is unable to fail. #psweets

Psalm 49

 49.Those who get their security from their self belief or their wallet are like sheep who are one step away from cliff diving. #psweets

Psalm 50

50.I don’t give u what4 when u tithe, but I don’t ask4 it cos my cheque bounced; I’m God.Why not try tithing words of thankfulness?#psweets

Psalm 51

51.Lord,go easy. Look away from my sins,delete all my crimes &leave no traces. Give me a pure heart and recharge my rooted spirit. #psweets

Psalm 52

52.U evil lot;u throw your weight around&brag 24/7.Nothing good comes from your mouths &u treat the rude words as your daily vocab #psweets

 

Psalm 53 

53.He who’s not thinking straight says ‘God-real? Have a laugh!’ He’s corrupt&his lifestyle makes me sick. No 1’s living life right #psweets

Psalm 54

54.Lord,I’m a wanted man &not in the good way! But God is my help; he keeps me going. If they rubbish me– I’m rubber, they’re glue #psweets

Psalm 55

55.If a bloke put me down-I could take it, if some guy wants 2deck me-I could peg it. What I’m fussed about is relationship i.e.You #psweets

Psalm 56

56.When I’m scared witless, I count on you. In you –God, the very word I celebrate. Then, I’m not scared & man’s got nothing on me.#psweets

Psalm 57

57.I’m tiptoeing in a minefield, on safari covered in red meat. Still your name be bigged up;over the heavens,throughout the planet.#psweets

Psalm 58

58. The System’s compromised with crooks. Inward; you’re mind mapping more ways2be unjust. There’s just no getting through to you. #psweets

Psalm 59

59.They strut around all broad shouldered looking 4 trouble& there’s a price tag with my name on it.Yet I go acapella on your love.#psweets

Psalm 60

60.U rejected us, been furious – but please take us back. We’re on the operating table &need your surgery.Deliver the ones you love #psweets

Psalm 61

61. All that’s in me I shout to you…get me higher, lift me up on to solid ground…there, I know I’m safe. #psweets

Psalm 62

62.He says one thing; I hear two things. First God – you’ve got muscle. Second – You love to love. #psweets

Psalm 63

63.Lord, I’m in a wilderness&out of water.But there’s nothing that will quench my soul’s thirst more than getting you by the gallon #psweets

Psalm 64

64.God, put me through 2your complaints department.Give my immunity from my enemies. Keep my head down as they enforce conspiracies #psweets

Psalm 65

65.God, there’s praise& it’s coming your way. We’re not gonna be all mouth with our promises to u, we’re gonna be trousers too #psweets

Psalm 66

66.Lift him up; speak it, put it in a tune and sing it…how much his actions just bowl us over! #psweets

Psalm 67

67.May God be gracious2us &give 2us.May his face be projected all over us;so we clock his ways &get acquainted with his salvation #psweets

Psalm 68

68.He’s the father figure to those with no Dad to look up to.He fights the widows corner,he surrounds the lonely in loving relationships – his name is the Lord #psweets

Psalm 69 (v30)

69.I’ll work out a chord sequence &strum it.God’s taking up my vocab &I’m going vocal on it. He prefers it over religion anyday #psweets

Psalm 70 (v4-5)

70.May all who look2 u4 emergency services say ‘God is well good’.As4 me? I’m in need of medical-spiritual attention. Come quick #psweets

Psalm 71

71.I won’t butter over it; I’ve had it tough. But you’ll restore me yet again. When I’m rock bottom, you’ll go resurrection on me #psweets

Psalm 72

72.Just as the sun and the moon have no expiry date, may you last just as long, not stopping for 1 generation, but ever continuing. #psweets

No Psweets?

Posted: November 30, 2010 in 'Psweets'

Firstly I would like to apologise for not keeping up the Psweet commentaries on my blog. After a few weeks I found it difficult to keep up both these and the psweets themselves. So, the outcome was, something had to give – and I felt it right to continue cracking on with the psweets via twitter. I know these are fed through to my blog automatically, so you can still check them out. Or if you want to follow them on twitter click here

Also, I’d like to thankyou for the encouragement I’ve received from these and hope they continue to bless you.

P.S. If you get a chance, check out ‘countin to zero’; a friend who goes by the alias of ‘Saint Beagle’ is also tweeting psalms, but backwards. With these he’s writing summations and applications. Well worth checking out here

Love and God bless

The Gasser (who’s refrained from gassing as much recently)

Psalm 28 V7

28.God is 2me what spinach was 2Popeye. He’s my bulletproof vest. I trust him &he sorts me out;so now my heart beats to party music #psweets

Thought –  A-ga-ga-ga-ga…I’m Popeye the Sailor man…I did love Pop-eye; when he eats spinach he reminds me of myself after I’ve been working the guns with a pen and paper, or when I’ve felt the deep burn after a hardcore workout session following cath around primark…dozens of shopping bags!! But like the sailor man finds sustinence in greens, our sustince comes from God. He is our sustinence…give us this day our daily bread…he’s our daily bread, he’s everything we need to keep going; emotionally, spiritually – fully. Challenge us Lord, to fully fill up on you, because you are our strength when we’ve got nothing left, and forgive us for when we go solo and end up down in reserves. Help us trust that we are yours, that our names are written on your hands. And let our soul party because we know, turely know – that we are kept by the Almighty Father. Amen.

 

Psalm 29

29.His vocal chords are like a mighty storm. Like a quake off the Richter scale. He speaks like thunder& strikes like lightning #psweets

Thought  – So, the side of God that nobody wants to get nitty gritty on; unless your looking for someone to blame when life gets complicated. But God somehow is so many contardictions but not at the same time. He is all loving and fully forgiving, yet a God of wrath who “hates” sin…not like we “hate” marmite…but he fully despises it. Same here – somehow we worship both a God of might and aweomse power, yet a God who became an ickle baby in a crib. God is mighty…and I want to stay on his good side! Let us be awe struck by your might, and bowled over by your power.

 

Psalm 30

 30.I’m gonna elevate u Lord cos you pulled me out of trouble. When I was in a mess, I called you, you picked up and made me healthy #psweets

Thought  – We can always turn to God. No matter how rough we are, or however much of a hole we’re in. If we’re in danger, or stuck in a rutt – we can always turn to him. Help us Lord, full on turn to you. Amen.

 

Psalm 31

 31.God looks after those not short of faith,but he lets the arrogant have what’s coming to them.So if you’re banking on God;chin up #psweets

Thought – The conversations I’ve had with friends and family over the years on my faith…ultimately faith seems to be one of the biggest barriers. ‘If God did exist, then why this or how come that?’ ‘How can you dedicate a whole life to a God you can’t prove exists?’ But the truth is, though I feel it in my gut and know it in my heart – though I have a relationship with God; I can’t “prove”…but if I could, wouldn’t it be defeating the point? If we could prove God, the choice element goes out the window. And we need to make that choice, choose God or not. I’m making that choice…what about you? Lord, you us tell that faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains…help us have faith as big as this.

 

Psalm 32

32.I didn’t cover up my sin; I put my hands up and confessed. You let me off the hook and gave me a guilt free conscience #psweets

 Thought – When Jesus gace us life up for us on that tree – he substitued in the place of us…the price we should’ve paid, he paid…so sin was dealt with, paid in full; ‘it is finished’. So, in Christ this is our life…filled with forgiveness and showered in complete and utterly abundent and beautiful grace. Thankyou Lord, for your love that paid my debt in full…thankyou for letting me off the hook, constantly. In you I am sanctified, but help me to live a holy and honourable life. Amen.

Psalm 23

23. Though I take a stroll through the most devastating landscapes where ‘life’ is past tense– I’m not shaking cos you got my back #psweets

Thought – Probably the most famous psalm there is (and reason for it), its beautiful. I love how God is for his children, how he looks out for us, even when we don’t deserve it. I love that no matter how big we perceive evil and darkness, or how much credit we give to Satan and his power…no matter, God always is and always will be so much more. More love, more divine, more almighty. We have a living relationship with Father God…and he’s got our back. Wow. Lord, let us be encouraged that you are for us. And  help us trust in the fact that you have our back.

Psalm 24

24.Who’s the King? The real King? Who’s the King of immeasurable and inconceivable glory? None other than the ‘Lord God Almighty’ #psweets

 Thought – Let’s not forget who the real King is. The real King lived and then didn’t, but then did – so now I surely can. He’s the real King…and becasue of him, I’m a citizen of heaven. Because of you, we have a passport that gets us through the pearly gates. Thankyou King, for showing us what real power and authority looks like…complete sacrifice, from a completely beautiful creator.

 

Psalm 25 

25.I’m all ears Lord. You’re the master, I’m the pupil. You’re Yoda, I’m Skywalker. Navigate &educate me in ‘the force’; your truth #psweets

 Thought – Help us learn from you Lord. Help us realize what your trying to teach us, to know it and apply it. And forgive us when we think we know best.

 

Psalm 26 

26.Keep on top of me Lord, do regular check-ups on my heart, thoughts and motives. See that my actions are in the clear #psweets

 Thought – Sometimes we do good. But the frustrating this is, that even when we do good, half the time its not for the right reasons. Well, maybe I can’t speak for everyone, but for myself at least. At first, I think it is for the right reason, but when I reflect back – it’s something good for my gain. To go up in someone else’s books, or to sound like I know what I’m talking about when it comes to spirituality. Whatever it is, my sinful nature still manages to find away to bring it back to me. So, Father God – forgive me when I make it about me, even when I’m trying to make it about you. Check my motives lord, examine my thought processes…and may they re-align with your will. Amen.

Psalm 27 

27.God saves me– why do I get scared?He holds my life –why should I get nervous? All I ask4 is eternity of marvelling at his beauty #psweets

Thought That’s what it takes to marvel at God’s beauty – nothing short of eternity. And we were made to marvel…designed to deeply worship. I love that last verse from Amazing Grace; –

when we’ve been here 10,000 years,

bright shiningas the sun,

we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise,

then when we’ve first begun.

Amen.

Psalm 18

18.Lord, you’re my result to a lifetime supply of gym membership. You’re my solid ground to keep my feet sturdy #psweets

 Thought – I’m a phase kinda guy – Ask Cath and she’ll tell you I like to pursue things but when I miss a couple of opportunities to continue a pattern; that’s it, I blow it. Gym is a good example of this flaw in my character…one day around a year ago Cath and I found ourselves with an extra bob a month (I wouldn’t go far as to say ‘A few extra bob!’)…but still, exciting times. After weeks of praying and fasting (and white lying it seems) we came to the conclusion that I wanted to get into shape and Cath wanted what I wanted (or was it the other way round?)

So that’s what I did. I got a gym membership and a plush card which I had to swipe to get into the facilities. I would run on the treadmill, go bicep curling and be ashamed with the little weight I lifted on the bench pressing machine; amongst slurping between stations. Now, it went grand for a few weeks…but then I missed a couple of days here and there and it all went to pot. I knew I could still go, but mentally I had already admitted defeat and was griefing in my loss whilst relaxing eating what I liked, lazing in the comfort of my home.

Point is, if i had stuck at it…3 times a week, I’d be lifting a substantial amount more than I’d be lifting now. Dare I say it, I’d have strength. Now, with God…he is our strength. He sustians us, he gives us our daily bread…I just hope I have a better rythym and routine with him than I did with my gym membership. Lord, you are our strength, remind us so we don’t seek it from ourselves or other places…help us to gain the fullest from our membership with you, so we can know more how to live life with you and for you.

 

Psalm 19

19.May the syllables I pronounce, the ways I choose 2unwind & the stuff I fill my heart with; make you well happy when you see it #psweets

Thought Why do we so often blow it when we open our mouths…yes of course we can do so much good with our tongue, but why do we find ourselves shortly after saying something, think ‘why did you have to go and say that!?’ Whether its little digs at friends to laughing at other peoples expense behind their backs. But then, half the time, we don’t think we’re doin it until we really examine our hearts afterwards.

We have the option to be Barney’s…(not Stinsen’s, yellow animated drunkards or purple dinosaurs)…but apostle Paul’s mate – Barney. We have the opportunity to be encouraging. To speak truth in love and to egg others on. Not just that, but being an example to others of why this ‘God’ stuff is so big on our ‘to do list’. Not just that, but every syllable that comes out of our mouth is opportunity to worship God for all he is and all he’s done for us. I want my God to be well happy with what I speak, how I unwind and what state my heart is in…publicly and behind closed doors.

Lord, forgive us when we get selfish. Lord, forgive me when I get stuck in a rut.  Forgive me when the stuff I fill up on, loses you as my focus. Let my faith not go stale and mouldy. But when I live it, let ALL aspects of my life make you well happy when you see it; Amen.

 

Psalm 20

20.Let the name badge of Jake’s almighty look out 4u &have your back. May the Lord sign off &make investments in all your proposals #psweets

Thought – Jacob is Israel; God’s chosen people. We are the new Israel…we who choose God are God’s chosen people. And the name badge – the name of the lord. Where better to be, than knowing that HE has our back. Its like what Paul said…with God for us, who can be against us?’ Let us take our dreams and our desires to him in Trinity Den…let our proposals align with his perfect will. And then, in him, let ’em happen!

 

Psalm 21

21.Lord! The King gives you all the credit for the victories. He shouts about your power and your capabilities #psweets

 ThoughtWhen we win, let you get the credit. When we succeed, let it be for your glory. Let us never get arrogant to think we did it in our strength. Remind us that you deserve all our praise, and let us therefore be in the business of bigging up your name.

 

Psalm 22

22.God –why have u turned your back on me?I’m running empty,my bones are dislocated. Our Dad’s trusted u & u delivered. Come quick #psweets

Thought – As I keep coming to these sorts of passages, the more and more I feel how unworthy I am to relate. Its alright for me to say…

‘Alright Job, just have a little faith mate!’ …

But what good does that do? Its easy for the sunshine to say to the clouds, ‘hey, why so gloomy…look on the bright side’…but its foolish. When all is well, let us bask in your goodness. But when all is not, when we’re really feeling it, let us let it out with you God. Let it be a process, and at the end of that process, let us see you for who you really are…a God of great mercy and compassion. And a God who aches, when we ache. I pray these are not just words from my part, but are backed up with reality when I’m really ‘in the pits’.  And let us not get arrogant when we think we’ve got life sussed.

Psweets to chew on; week 4th October

Posted: October 10, 2010 in 'Psweets'

Psweet 13

13.God, stop playing hide &seek; its not fun anymore. I’m anxious and depressed, though I trust in your love & love your salvation. #psweets

Thought – I don’t always feel incredibly close to God, but I know that’s not his doing, its mine. Its my choice to spend quality time with him; to chat to him, and to learn from him…its up to me to put in the time. I know for me, when I’m feeling distant from God, its because I’m the one thats hiding. Lord – remind us that you are the best person for us to spend our time with.

Psweet 14

 14. God scans men, trying to find some who get him, or some who are looking – but they’re not about. None. #psweets

 Thought – Help us be holy and honourable in our lifestyle. Help us be salt and light…help us Lord to show others why you’re worth getting; help us to point them in the right direction…and that you are it.

 

Psweet 15

15.Lord, who can get close 2your hang out spot?He who lives life wisely, makes the right choice &keeps his word; even when it hurts #psweets

Thought – Help us to live wisely – to live in a way pleasing to you God. Help us make the right choices; whatever choice we make let our motives be right, and ultimately let it bring you glory. Help us Lord, to let our yes be yes, and our no be no; even when it means we put ourselves in the firing line…

Psweet 16

16.I’m giving much love to the Lord who listens, guides and gets me. He’s my no.1 priority. It’s my life &he’s in the driving seat #psweets

Thought – there’s no better place to be than second in our lives…to let God be first. It is incredibly difficult to not want all our needs met, and all our dreams, hopes and aspirations to be fulfilled. Its not wrong to want; but when he’s the priority and the number 1 – when we’re fixed on living for him, and seeking his truth through scripture and prayer; what we want is going to be what he wants. There’s nothing wrong with dreams, and God knows the longings of our heart, and a lot of the time – he makes them happen. We just need the right perspective…God first, us second. So help us Lord, to make you priority in our lives – let it be you first and us second.

 

Psweet 17

17.Lord, put my life under the telescope– c that I’m not malicious in gossip,that I stay out of trouble. Hear me &show me your love #psweets

Thought – Help us Lord not to take you for granted just because we have freedom in you, from sin. Help us Lord not to mutate our understanding of your grace, by living in sin because we know we’re saved by it anyway. Helps us Lord, to know your grace as fully as our human minds can fathom it, and help us Lord to live a life transformed as we remember what you did for us on that cross. Amen.