Marjorie Adams has written a book called “Come sit with Me awhile” and we will feature an additional chapter from time to time. ( All scriptures, except where stated are taken from the New King James Bible.)
Chapter 20 ALL DAY LONG
Psalm 71 (New American Standard Bible)
v.8 “My mouth is filled with Thy praise and with
Thy glory ALL DAY LONG”
v.15 “My mouth shall tell of Thy righteousness
and of Thy salvation ALL DAY LONG”
v.24 “My tongue also will utter Thy righteousness
ALL DAY LONG”
This Psalm abounds in inspiration and encouragement.
Three small words contained in verses 8, 15, and 24 are worth noting. They are –
‘ALL DAY LONG.’
The Psalmist here declares the fervency of his heart to be constantly proclaiming the glory and righteousness of God. Why could he so steadfastly praise? V.5 tells us “Because, O Lord God, Thou art my confidence.”
David knew the rest of trust, the quiet confidence of a heart that knew the One in whom he trusted; he knew the living God through consistently nurturing his communion with Him.
‘ALL DAY LONG’, today, and in ongoing days, we can live in the peace of confident trust that develops by living in constant communion with Him by His Word and Spirit.
As we read the following verses, may our hearts be enriched by His word in our DAY:-
Psalm 145:2; “Every DAY will I bless Thee and I will praise Thy Name forever and ever.’
Psalm 138:3; In the DAY that I cried out, You answered me……”
Psalm 50:15; “Call upon Me in the DAY of trouble; I will deliver you and you shall glorify Me.”
Psalm:74:16; “The DAY is Yours, the night also is Yours.”
Psalm 96:2; “Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation DAY to DAY”.
Psalm 118:24; “This is the DAY the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
This last verse is such an assurance that the Father ‘has made’ the DAY; He is in our day with us, and His perfect love and wisdom keeps charge over it. We are children in His loving care; truly a reason to “rejoice and be glad in it”.
Chapter 20. ALL DAY LONG
Chapter 19. A FUTURE AFTER FAILURE
Chapter 18. WALKING IN THE TRUTH
Chapter 17. NO TURNING BACK
Chapter 16. AT HIS COMMAND
Chapter 15. WHY SILVER
Chapter 14. NOT BY BREAD ALONE.
Chapter 13. HIS TRAINING FIELD
Chapter 12. ONLY BELIEVE
Chapter 11. A FLOWING SPRING
Chapter 10. WHAT ARE THESE WORDS
Chapter 9. I AM THE LORD
Chapter 8. CAN YOU HEAR ME
Chapter 7. BEHOLD THE LAMB
Chapter 6. NOW I KNOW YOU
Chapter 5. THE GLORY OF THE LORD
Chapter 4. FORGIVEN MUCH, LOVED MUCH
Chapter 3. GOD DREW NEAR
Chapter 2. LORD, REMEMBER ME
Chapter 1. COME, SIT WITH ME AWHILE