Psalms 112From The Heart
Publish date: 10/04/2004
Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!
I am blessed and happy, and fortunate, because I reverently fear and worship the Lord and because I find great delight in His commandments.
My children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth, riches, prosperity and welfare are in my house and my righteousness endures forever.
Light arises in the darkness for me, because I am upright, gracious, compassionate and just, and I am in right standing with my Father, God.
A good person deals graciously and lends.
Good is coming to me, because I am generous and I lend freely.
It is well with me because I guide and conduct my affairs with discretion and justice.
Surely I will never be shaken. Surely I will not be moved forever.
A righteous person will be remembered forever.
I will not be afraid of bad news or evil tidings.
My heart is steadfast - firmly fixed – trusting, leaning on and being confident in the Lord. My heart is secure, established and steady.
I will not be afraid – I will wait to see my desire established upon my adversaries - in the end I will look in triumph on my foes.
I have freely distributed gifts to the poor and needy, my righteousness endures forever and my horn will be exalted and lifted high in honor.
The wicked will see it and be grieved and angered; he will gnash his teeth and waste away; he will disappear in despair. The desire and longings of the wicked shall perish and come to nothing.
Psalms 112:1-10 Paraphrased from the AMP, NIV and NKJV
Romans 4:17 says that, “God gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did,” (NKJV) “God gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were,” (NIV) and “God gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed.” (AMP)
God speaks into existence those things that He plans and desires. They do not exist until He speaks them into existence. People of faith have learned to do exactly what their Father God does. He created the universe – He knows how to get the best results. The Lord has made you many exceedingly great and precious promises (2 Peter 1:4), but they will only be yours when you do what He tells you to do.
You must live a godly life and practice what you believe. You must know what God’s Word says about what He has promised you and you must do what God does – you must speak out His promises. You must call those things that are not as though they were. You might be financially strapped – call yourself blessed in Jesus’ Name. You might be sick – call yourself healed in Jesus’ Name. You might be depressed – call yourself filled with joy in Jesus’ Name. You might be childless – call yourself a joyful mother of children in Jesus’ Name. Your relationships might be full of strife – speak God’s peace over them in Jesus’ Name. You might have suffered loss – speak restoration over your situation in Jesus’ Name.
Whatever it is that you need – don’t waste your time speaking about the problem – rather speak the answer. You might not feel blessed, healed, joyful, or peaceful, but you can become blessed, healed, joyful, and peaceful, as you speak life and blessing, from God’s Word, out over your life, family and situation.