As we give thanks and praise we reside in a place that is tranquil. Currently, there have been sheep placed in our nearby park to clear away the weeds. I have been enthused to take notice of the sheep amidst the tree full area they have been in. As I consider this verse with this picture in mind it brings an experience of peace that is deep and full. As I give thanks for this experience I am moved to consider all in my world with such an appreciation. As I do so a greater peace and tranquility fills me to overflowing. Here I have more of a sensing of what it means to give thanks to the Lord for ever and praises that extends to all generations. Let’s utilize the experiences of love and wonder we have in realizing a deep sense of thankfulness for them allowing them to refresh our world and extend a greater love. A love that unites us all that is clearly of our Lord of Love.
According to the integrity of his heart. What beautiful words! As I consider what these words mean I consider my world in light of them. I am moved to think about how I feed those in my world with the integrity of my heart. The integrity that uprights myself, the integrity that has the best interests of others at heart and the integrity that has the interests of the Lord at heart. As I view these thoughts I find I am in a place that is filled with peace and ease. In a place that is fulfilling that has its own rhythm. A place that allows an infilling of my soul paused in this moment to let something of peace and ease express through me. Here I sense a synchronicity with divine order. Here there is a fullness and an interest to fulfill my divine commission. As I take this moment to receive and appreciate it I am further moved to view my day and my life for the purposes of letting this place of integrity expand on earth. Here I invite you to share with me in the wonderful graciousness of this space enjoying divine synchronicity being filled to overflowing. As we know this overflowing through ourselves we look out upon our words with blessing eyes. Here we bless our world. Let’s continue to know what it means to be in place feeding our world according to the integrity of our heart.
The strength of the Lord is made evident through all of nature. I am intrigued by looking at the strength of a tree noticing its trunk and roots that hold a massive tree up. As I consider this verse I also consider how the strength of the Lord is to be declared though us individually. Our words and really all of our living is to declare this. When we are rooted in acknowledging sound and true ways that give expression of that which is honorable and real it declares the strength of the Lord. As we give honor in this way we find we live in a sound place knowing an experience of fulfillment.
This verse is found in psalm 77 and it starts with a word about considering “the days of old, the years of ancient times.” As a note to this meditation these words got me thinking that if and when these words were written and to us I gather we think that when the psalms were written they were the ancient times. However, if back then when this psalm was written and the psalmist was referring to ancient times then when would they be referring to? This brought to mind the time referred to as the Garden of Eden before the fall of man. As it is referenced later in this psalm by the words “the years of the right hand of the most high.” The time when divine order actually reigned on earth. I found as this dawned in my awareness I have been intrigued how spiritual discoveries are found in the light of the words, “I commune with my own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.”
I have been further drawn to consider the words “and my spirit made diligent search.” I have found as I meditate on these words they bring a greater sense of centering. I can see more clearly the spirits that present before my awareness in terms of seeing if they are destructive or constructive. From this awareness it has been easier to make more consistent choices to be aligned with that which increases the Name of the Lord on earth. Here are the essences and key to waxing strong in grace and stature.
The word “Salem”can also be translated as ‘peaceful’ or ‘peace.’ “In peace also is his tabernacle…” As we gain a greater understanding of what is said through the words of the psalms and the whole bible we can see more how they apply. Here in this verse we can gain a greater appreciation for the presence of peace in the vast expanse of what is meant by ‘his tabernacle.’ Even in the largeness of what is termed as a tabernacle great peace can be found. May we apply this to the tabernacle that surrounds our circumstances as well as our world.