250 – Singing with the Lord
January 2, 1987
*Brian (the man who is suing us) and Crystal, his wife, came to dinner. It was very friendly.
* Dan got very sick.
*We registered the big green van and then went to Trezise’s so the boys could play on their trampoline in their barn. Mr. T is a gymnast and a gymnastics instructor. We cannot afford for the boys to have lessons at this time.
Come bless the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord.
Lift up your hands in the holy place, and bless the Lord, and bless the Lord. ( a song from Psalm 139)
Praising God in and for all of our troubles lifted my spirits. Praying in the Spirit before that enabled me to really praise Him.
Let me bless You today with music, singing, praise and worship. It would truly be a work of God because getting out of myself in these ways does not come naturally.
This is the Week of Prayer at Elim, the first week of the semester. There are four meetings a day 1 ½ – 2 hours long. Dan sent me off to the late afternoon meeting so I could experience a blessing.
This song struck me: Your Steadfast Love
Your Steadfast Love extends to the heavens;
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds;
Your righteousness is like majestic mountains
And Your wisdom like the depths of the sea…and You come to me!
Filling my heart is Your lovingkindness;
I find peace in the shadow of Your wings.
I eat my fill from the abundance of Your household,
And I drink from the streams of rejoicing
You are my King, You are my King, You are My King, You are my King.
–Ted Sandquist, 1973
My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. Psalm 57:7