Coach's Clipboard
Issue #504
April 23,  2018
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Praise the Lord, O My Soul!
Scripture
Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.  Psalm 103:21 (NIV)

Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion.  Praise the Lord, O my soul. 
Psalm 103:22 (NIV) 

The King is Coming


Verse 21:   Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.

You can tell the Psalmist has reached a state of sheer ecstasy and joy.  He is speaking again with the word "all" several times.  Verse 19: His kingdom rules over all.  Verse 21: all his heavenly hosts.

Praise is the language of sinners set free!

I pray every morning the little prayer of Lancelot Andrews: Let us all be glad and rejoice and give honor to Him.  As for my soul, it shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness.  Therefore, let my mouth be filled with Thy praise, that I may sing of Thy glory and honor all the day long.  This is the happiness of the four creatures in the revelation.  They rest not day and night saying , "Holy! Holy!Holy! Lord God Almighty! Which was and is and is to come!"

Revelation 19:4, 5: And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne says, "Amen.  Hallelujah!"  And a voice came from the throne, saying, "Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, you who fear Him, the small and great".  (NASB)

One of the beautiful things about learning the discipline of praise and beginning the day with an attitude of gratitude is that it spills over and changes so much in the marriage relationship.  When we turn positive and speak words of affirmation and encouragement, we have learned how to be a blessing to others by truly praising them.

Dave and Claudia Arp give us some practical tips for praising one another: (1) Be specific.  Describe, don't evaluate.  (2) Be sincere, avoid exaggeration.  (3) Don't overlook written praise.  (4) Give a gift for no reason at all.  (5) Praise often.  (Logos Library Systems)

Verse 22: Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion.  Praise the Lord, O my soul.

Once again the Psalmist returns to the word "all": All his works everywhere in his dominion.  We have learned his kingdom rules over all back in verse 19.  The Psalmist then ends the psalm the way he started: Praise the Lord, O my soul.  Wow!  What a choir!

Don Wyrtzen prays: I praise You and thank You, O Lord, for Your sovereignty and authority over all creation.  I want to join the heavenly hosts in praising Your name today.  Teach me some 'melodious sonnet'.
Writing Prayer Requests
       & Praises


1. Pray: Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; Hebrews 12:28 (NASB)

2. Pray: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.  Colossians 3:16 (NIV)
 
3. Praise: I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.  Psalm 7:17 (NIV)

4. Pray:  BTR's prison ministry continues to grow.  Pray that the Bible and related Life Recovery material will change the inmate's life.

5. Pray:  For guidance in how to market Don's teaching material to reach the general population.

Join me in singing a couple of verses of All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name:

All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name!  Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all;
Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all!
O that with yonder sacred throne We at His fee may fall!
We'll join the everlasting song, And crown Him Lord of all;
We'll join the everlasting song, And crown Him Lord of all!
Christ is All and in All,
 
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For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)