Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.

When you want to find comfort                                                    Read Psalm 23
When you want to meet God intimately                                     Read Psalm 103
When you want to learn a new prayer                                        Read Psalm 136
When you want to learn a new song                                          Read Psalm 92
When you want to learn more about God                                  Read Psalm 24
When you want to understand yourself more clearly            Read Psalm 8
When you want to know how to come to God each day       Read Psalm 5
When you want to be forgiving of your sins                             Read Psalm 51
When you want to feel worthwhile                                              Read Psalm 139
When you want to understand why you should                     Read Psalm 119
read the Bible
When you want to give praise to God                                        Read Psalm 145
When you want to know that God is in control                        Read Psalm 146
When you want to give thanks to God                                       Read Psalm 136
When you want to please God                                                     Read Psalm 15
When you want to know why you should worship God       Read Psalm 104

God’s word was written to be studied, understood, and applied, and the book of Psalms lends itself most directly to application. We understand Psalms best when we “stand under” them and allow them to flow over us like a rain shower. We may turn to Psalms looking for something, but sooner or later we will meet Someone. As we read and memorize the psalms, we will gradually discover how much they are already part of us. They put into words our deepest hurts, longings, thoughts, and prayers. They gently push us toward being what God designed us to be people loving and living for him.

I used these thoughts on June 10, 1990 while pastoring Eastview COGOP. I took this outline from Tyndale’s Life Application Bible and find them still to be real and true today. Put it in your Bible, post it on your refrigerator, put it on your bulletin board but most of all post it in your heart and allow it to help you on your journey with Christ.
“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9
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