From: Rich Carlson
Date: March 26, 2021
Subject: It's March 26; Good Morning Union

“When I am afraid I will trust You.”    Psalm 56:3


Psalm 26- Here’s what I wrote in the margin of my Bible. I even signed it and dated it 7-26-90! That’s a long time ago! And here’s what I wrote, “14 reasons why God should listen to David!” Go ahead and see if you can find them all, and then as I did, maybe you’ll conclude that though I have not done all those things, (and neither had David, consistently) He still believed, and so do I, that God still listens to me!


Psalm 56- “When I am afraid I will trust You.” Enough said.


Psalm 86- This psalm contains one of the four verses which I like to use at the end my morning time with God. “Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth. Give me an undivided heart that I might honor your name.” Then I reflect on His promise in Ezekiel 11:19, where He answers my prayer directly. “I will give you an undivided heart, and I will put a new Spirit within you.” I ask for an undivided heart and He gives me that PLUS a new Spirit! Pretty good deal I’d say!


Psalm 117- just seeing how observant you are to my structured journey through the psalms! This should be psalm 116 today if I stayed with the “every 30th psalm” starting with the day of the month approach. But I couldn’t resist this deviation because this psalm should fall on tomorrow and I’m only doing school days so I would miss it! Anyway, I love this psalm because Ellen White says this was the psalm they sang at the end of the Last Supper that Jesus shared with His disciples just before He died. Remember? “They sang a hymn and went out?” Well, this was the hymn! And it’s a praise song, not a funeral dirge! Jesus led them in a praise song as they left their first communion service! “Praise the Lord all nations, extol Him all peoples. For great is His steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. PRAISE THE LORD (aka Hallelujah!)” I try to remember this each time I take part in communion, like that which is coming next week on Thursday in conjunction with the CVC Passion Week celebration, “Alive Again!”


Psalm 146- the last 5 psalms (146-150) are sometimes called the “Hallelujah Psalms” because they all start and end with the Hebrew word transliterated as “Hallelujah” and meaning “Praise the Lord.” I turn often to these last 5 psalms to maintain my focus on Him.


Have a great day praising God by practicing your new Hebrew word, “Hallelujah”

Pastor Rich


Quote for the day:      “We may never agree, but we can always get along.”          Setheesh Moturi


PS        Family Worship- 7:30pm in the church. Our Men’s Ministries team, Eddie and Leif, have invited Tim Simon and Santi Fernandez to join them as we welcome the Sabbath and fellowship together.

PPS      Afterglo- right after Family Worship in the Student Center- with snacks!!