Day FOUR: Aug 9-15

The Psalms allow us to connect with the prayers, laments, praises, and worship of Jesus Followers across time and space.  These were the regular prayers Jesus would have prayed Himself while he was on earth! We pray you are blessed as you spend time in the Psalms.

1 Sing a new song to the LORD
Let the whole earth sing to the LORD!
2 Sing to the LORD; praise his name.
Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
3 Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.
Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
4 Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise!
He is to be feared above all gods.
5 The gods of other nations are mere idols,
but the LORD made the heavens!
6 Honor and majesty surround him;
strength and beauty fill his sanctuary.
7 O nations of the world, recognize the LORD;
recognize that the LORD is glorious and strong.
8 Give to the LORD the glory he deserves!
Bring your offering and come into his courts.
9 Worship the LORD in all his holy splendor.
Let all the earth tremble before him.
10 Tell all the nations, “The LORD reigns!”
The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.
He will judge all peoples fairly.
11 Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice!
Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!
12 Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy!
Let the trees of the forest sing for joy
13 before the LORD, for he is coming!
He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with justice,
and the nations with his truth.

Psalm 96 (NLT)

As a reminder, here are our steps for S.O.A.P.:

  1. Find a quiet place and read the SCRIPTURE of the day. Read it again. Read it slowly. Read it out loud!
  2. What OBSERVATIONS did you make? What does this passage teach you about God or yourself? Are there any calls to action? Do you have any questions?
  3. How will you make APPLICATION of this scripture and live your life differently today in light of what you just read? Be specific!
  4. Let it marinate. Take some time for PRAYER – thank God, confess any shortcomings, and ask to be empowered. Sit for a few moments and see if God has anything else for you. 
Chris Bowlby
Chris Bowlby

Chris Bowlby has been on staff at New Hope Foursquare Church as the Associate Pastor since 2017. Chris has been instrumental in aligning New Hope’s discipleship process with the vision and mission. He is married to Alyssa and together they have five daughters: Audrey, Hannah, Emma, Nora, and Charlotte. Email him through the link below!

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