Some seasons ago, the parable of finding a single penny (one
cent) was given to me as being “One Sent by the LORD.” Finding a penny is a
simple reminder to stop and ask the LORD if there is special someone to whom HE
would like me to share HIS love. Last week, while vacuuming my vehicle at a car
wash I came across 34 pennies in a neat little pile on the cement. As it is the
season of snow and ice, it is not a common time for me to go to a car wash.
This car wash had recently reopened for $3.00 car washes and so I went to
encourage the reopening of their business in the middle of winter the week
before Christmas. When I inquired of the LORD about the pennies, Psalm 34 came
to mind. May it bless your soul and spirit as much as it did mine.
Psalm 34 ~ A Psalm
I will bless the LORD at all times His praise shall continually be in
My soul will make its boast in the LORD, the humble will hear it and
O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt HIS name together.
I sought the
LORD, and HE answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
to HIM and were radiant, and their faces will never be ashamed.
man cried, and the LORD heard him and save him out of all his troubles.
The angel of
the LORD encamps around those who fear HIM, and rescues them.
O TASTE AND
SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD.
is the man who takes refuge in HIM!
O fear the
LORD, you HIS saints; for to those who fear HIM there is no want.
lions do lack and suffer hunger; but they who
seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.
children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Who is the
man who desires life and loves length of days that he may see good?
tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of
the LORD are toward the righteous and HIS ears are open to their cry.
The face of
the LORD is against evildoers, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
The righteous cry, and the LORD hears and
delivers them out of all their troubles.
The LORD is
near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Many are the
afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
HE keeps all
his bones, not one of them is broken.
slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
redeems the souls of HIS servants, and none of those who take refuge in HIM
will be condemned.