I am trying to have some time of reading and reflection each morning to help me keep my mind on the Lord throughout the day. I was struggling with frustration a few weeks ago and opened up my Bible and there it was in Psalms 61:2-4". . . . when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou has been a shelter for me, and a stronger tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle forever: I will trust in the covert of they wings." This helped me to realize, no matter what, when I am confused or overwhelmed I just need to turn to Him because is my rock and my protection.
So this started me thinking about the book of Psalms. I knew in general from earlier teachings that Psalms was mainly written by David, who although flawed, had a heart for the Lord. Most of the Psalms were written as songs of worship and they show that out of our joy, out of our sorrow and confusion that God can put a song in our hearts.
I decided that for the next little bit, I will read on Psalms and while I won't go through every Psalms with you, the ones that really say something to me will get a blurb for sure. I love when I read the Bible and see something I haven't seen before. When there is a confirmation from previous messages or thing the Lord has already put on my heart.
Psalms 2 talks about being anointed of God and what that means for us. It speaks of how ungodly rulers and kings rage against the Lord but he just sits in heaven and laughs. He sits in heaven and laughs? God know that He reigns so he doesn't worry about when folks come against Him or say that He is not real. He just laughs! That makes me want to me more like Jesus. I wish I could just sit back and laugh everytime something comes against me, and if I want to be more like the Lord, I need to move to that direction of thinking. If I am His child, I possess His inheritance, what is His, is mine. So I can laugh at the enemies attempts to trip me up, to make me feel inadequate, because I am the Lord's child.
The other part of this passage that really spoke some confirmation to me was verse 8 "Ask of me, and I shall give the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possessions." Brad and I have been prayerful and discussing selling our home and moving into a brand new community in Clarksville for some time. Over the past few weeks it looks like the doors are starting to open for that to happen. Not tomorrow, or probably next week, but at some point in the close future. Sometimes we wonder to ourselves, is this ever going to happen, does God want this for us. . but today when I read "and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possessions" I felt a real peace about where God is taking us. If I am willing to give up my possessions (my time, my prayers, my love, my money) then He is going to give me the uttermost parts of the earth. We don't have to worry about the hows, the whens, the whys; we just have to wait and see and continue to give ourselves to Him and He will show us the path.
Have an awesome day!
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