11 Mar Praise The Lord! (Ps 147:15) by Jimmy Mack
“He sends forth his command to the earth; swiftly runs his word!” ~ Ps 147:15 (full readings)
Jimmy’s Reflections: Practice This Line: Praise The Lord! Does that pump you up? While verse 15 is what I chose, verse 1 sets the tone for this Psalm. Praise The Lord When I was in college, PTL was one of the first text message slangs among born again Christians of all denominations. While it got some sarcastic connotations tied to it in the late 1980s it will always be one of my trademark phrases I personally use among friends and family. It’s a command from God to People That Love. Pray That Life… is victorious. Or… Pass The Love…to one another. Or…PTL pumps the life; into you and me. Perhaps you have completed your part of the a-cross America relay. My first relay run of 2015 will be on Friday the 13th. Perhaps it’s the runners high I’m feeling two days beforehand. I’m looking forward to following His command and doing my small part for life. Whether you walk or run for the 2015 relay, remember that the Holy Spirit is sending you forth. Whether you’re on a busy city street, crossing a bridge or on a lonely National Road, the Holy Spirit sends you forth. So….Praise The Lord!
* Jimmy is married to Peggy; they have six children. He is a Project Manager at a company in Saint Louis Missouri. He is involved with the Daughters of St. Paul and loves Contemporary Christian Music..
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