This is a relatively well-known Psalm, however if you look deeper, at the specific wording of the Psalm, you can find out a lot about the time in which this was written. I first found out the background behind this Psalm at Spring Harvest at a sermon on “Sinking in the psalms” by Dave Steel.
The first two stanzas says “I lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” What do you think David is says in this lines at Psalms 121? Read on to find out much more about this Psalm and what it can mean to you and your life.
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None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone’s help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.
I’m not sure if it is possible to put into words how much the whole of the RCG team is thankful for you. Yes you reading this post! Wether you reading this in your email browser or on Google Chrome, whether you’re a teenager or an adult. We would like to say thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. If your one of the 255 American people, over 2000 British people, 20 French people or just one of the kind and selfless South African people who view our blog, we love you.
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In the run up to one of the most profitable events of the year, Christmas, food, presents and Christmas cards are everywhere. In America the average shopper plans to spend $704.18 (£448.29) on Christmas gifts alone. $403 (£256.62) of that will be spend on their children. However, food and gifts aren’t the end of it. $46.73 (£29.76) is spent on decorations and lights. And in a survey 87% of people said lights and decorations, help get them into the Christmas Spirit. You can find hundreds more horrifying facts about Christmas here.
As I was reading the Metro today, this story appeared about what people know about the Nativity Story and Christmas. It read:
However some children (that’s right, the people who squeal as soon as the Christmas adverts start showing on TV), are apparently a little confused as to what we are actually celebrating.
A recent survey found that one in five children believe Jesus Christ is a football player for Chelsea, rather then the son of God.
Several others also thought Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer was in the stable at the birth of Jesus (presumably these children were not among the ones who thought Jesus grew up to play on the left wing).
The survey was conducted in Brent Cross shopping centre in North London, and showed some serious gaps in the kids’ festive knowledge.
Half of five to 12-year-olds were under the impression that December 25 is Father Christmas’ birthday, and a third of children they spoke to got confused and thought Jesus was born in the South Pole.
Bosses at the shopping centre said they hope to improve knowledge of the nativity story in youngsters so they can ‘enjoy the festivities even more’.
The story can we read, emailed and downloaded here on the Metro website.
After releasing this story, the Metro did a survey and asked their viewers this question;
While we were thinking of a topic for this post and new content for the blog, notifications kept flashing up about new followers and views on RCG.
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However, we can only continue this blog with Gods help. Everyone at RCG would love it if you could pray for thr continued success of the blog and news of it would spread far and wide. By doing this we will be able to spread the amazing word of God to hundreds more people around the world.
Thank you so much for helping RCG be such a successful blog.