I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
This psalm verse strikes me particularly in the way it urges us to have a perfect heart. A perfect heart that is clear of resentment, of discouragement and of a lack of orientation. As we are oriented in the direction that brings us peace we realize that it is with a perfect heart that we may function productively in our living. A perfect heart that is filled with thankfulness and givingness to have this day to live and to be able to bless others.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
These words of Psalm 1 bring to mind how we can live a life that is delighting. It is very good
to catch ourselves when we find ourselves in agreement with that which is distorted and not
of the character of what is true. It is also good not to stand in the way of blocking the rightful
expression of integrity through ourselves and others. Lastly, whenever we find ourselves scorning
something it is also good to catch ourselves from falling into the destructive patterns of hate.
As we so catch ourselves and stay true to an integrity that allows for the refreshing and renewing currents
of God to move through us we are indeed delighted. Let us so live!
“That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. ” Psalm 26
Such beautiful words. As our voices are characterized by a feeling of thanksgiving something wonderful does emanate from us.
This emanation does tell the world of wonderful works working through us. Let us so be in such an attitude that the world is filled with a sense of wonder because of our living expression.