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in the presence of God – 531

remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. [psalm 119:49]   remember do you ever ask infinite holy God, our God of all knowledge and all wisdom, our God who is omnipotent and omniscience - to remember? the psalmist just said, "remember."...

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for i find my delight in your commandments, which i love. [psalm 119:47]   what delights you? there are so many things on this earth and in our lives that are good, that can bring delight to our hearts. walking on a beautiful morning, hearing your kids laugh,...

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in the presence of God – 529

i will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame. [psalm 119:46] God has given us as ambassadors, the beautiful gift of stewarding the gospel of Jesus Christ. in his word, he gives us the truth of life in his presence, then implants it...

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in the presence of God – 528

and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts. [psalm 119:45}   to walk in a wide place is to live in obedience to God, thus the abundance of freedom. God sets His people free in the old and new testament. he set the israelites free from over...

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in the presence of God – 527

i will keep your law continually, forever and ever. psalm 119:44   our views of laws are tainted by the lens of our lived western experience. we view laws as the prevention of action that affects others. we obey the law set forth by the government, so we don’t...

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in the presence of God – 526

and take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in your rules. [psalm 119:43]   where does your hope rest? as you spend this time "in the presence of God",  i would love for you to ask these questions in the presence of God, and wait for...

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in the presence of God – 525

[41] let your steadfast love come to me, o Lord, your salvation according to your promise; [42] then shall i have an answer for him who taunts me, for i trust in your word. [psalm 119:41-42]   LORD, hear our prayer.   embed us in your love. we long, we need,...

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turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good. behold, i long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!                        [psalm 119:39-40]   i am an approval seeker, i want approval from the world for the way that i look, the way...

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in the presence of God – 523

confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared. [psalm 119:38]   a right view of God is what we seek--right theology is important to understanding who it is that we worship. we want to  know God!  i know that i am often guilty of emphasizing God’s...

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in the presence of God – 523

turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. [psalm 119:37]   the group of men and women i get to do life with on a weekly, daily basis (we call them lot families here at matthias) - we are memorizing this passage. let me share a...

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