Blessed are the people who know the Festal shout; who walk, O Lord, in the light of Your face; who exult in Your name all the day; in Your righteousness they will be exalted. Psalm 89:15-16
The word “bless” means to “kneel”. The Lord knelt down to earth to live, die, and rise for us. The Lord kneels down to love and sustain us through the Holy Spirit. We bless the Lord by kneeling before Him and walking with Him. We bless one another by kneeling down in self-sacrificial words and deeds toward each other. When we kneel down and lift up His name, He lifts us up!
I memorized the verses above on last Friday and have been praying them back to the Lord frequently since then. That’s how you truly hide His word in your heart. Memorize, Pray, Live it.
Try it. Make it a holy, happy, habit with Him.
Look at the fourfold blessing outlined in this passage.
- We are rescued when we believe & confess the eternal festal shout, “Jesus Christ is Lord!”
- The Holy Spirit then helps us walk in the light of Jesus’ face.
- We stay before His face by enjoying & lifting up His name all day.
- As we lift Him up, He lifts us up.
This is how I’ve been praying through this verse. Try it.
“Lord I thank you for the eternal Festal shout, “Jesus Christ is Lord!” The first time I believed and shouted this, You saved me. Every time since then, when I shout that You are Christ the Lord, You rescue and remind me to stay before Your smiling face and walk with You. The way I stay before Your face is to enjoy Your name in my heart and enjoy speaking Your name and fame to others all day long, no matter how I feel. As I lift up Your Name, Your Holy Spirit lifts me up like on eagle’s wings! Thank you so much Jesus. You are My Everything!”
Love you all,