Psalm 84: Acceptance

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Psalm 84:

Psalm 84 Acceptance

Psalm 84:

Psalm 84 “Acceptance” So fundamentally changed by their relationship with God that they know they are valued and loved. The revolution of relationship.

Psalm 84:

Psalm 84 This Psalm was a declaration of why it was so good to be journeying to worship God. To live accepted by God.

Home is where your heart is:

Home is where your heart is “What a beautiful home, God of the Angel Armies! I’ve always longed to live in a place like this, Always dreamed of a room in your house, where I could sing for joy to God-alive!” Psalm 84:1-2

Home is where your heart is:

Home is where your heart is With the Father. Singing to our own hearts to be open to what God wants to say and do.

Home is where your heart is:

Home is where your heart is “My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” Psalm 84:2

Home is where your heart is:

Home is where your heart is “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:18-19

Bringing blessing wherever you go:

Bringing blessing wherever you go “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.” Psalm 84:5-7

Bringing blessing wherever you go:

Bringing blessing wherever you go The image is of water flowing, transforming and nourishing new life. Wherever the people of God go they bring blessing.

Bringing blessing wherever you go:

Bringing blessing wherever you go Streams of blessing. To be people so impacted by the grace and love of God that we communicate his character in who we are and how we live.

Bringing blessing wherever you go:

Bringing blessing wherever you go “And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us….

Bringing blessing wherever you go:

Bringing blessing wherever you go “As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain….I tell you, now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation” 2 Corinthians 5:19b, 6:1, 2b

Bringing blessing wherever you go:

Bringing blessing wherever you go “Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Cor 9:24

Secure in his care, living his way:

Secure in his care, living his way “Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, O Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.” Psalm 84:3-4

Secure in his care, living his way:

Secure in his care, living his way “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” Matthew 6:26-27

Secure in his care, living his way:

Secure in his care, living his way To a place of having complete confidence in the compassion and care of God. An image of those who live close to God.

Secure in his care, living his way:

Secure in his care, living his way “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” Psalm 84:10

Secure in his care, living his way:

Secure in his care, living his way “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favour and honour; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.” Psalm 84:10-12

Secure in his care, living his way:

Secure in his care, living his way “All sunshine and sovereign is God, generous in gifts and glory. He doesn’t scrimp with his travelling companions.” Psalm 84:11

Secure in his care, living his way:

Secure in his care, living his way When we have accepted God is sovereign over our lives – we start to walk with God. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

Acceptance:

Acceptance Home is where your heart is: Accepted and loved by the living God.

Acceptance:

Acceptance Bringing blessing wherever you go: Accepting we are secure in our own position before God and so able to express him to others.

Acceptance:

Acceptance Secure in his care, living his way: Accepting our need of God and determined to allow him to direct our lives.

Acceptance:

Acceptance “O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.” Psalm 84:12

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