Such words that tell us that there is a provision that gives us light and salvation. Yes it is good to remember this in times of stress and in times when things are going well. When things are going well it is a good time to ever strengthen our awareness that we are given the light of direction to continue in the way the brings greater salvation. So often we forget our true orientation when things are going well which invariably lands us in the place where we have to plead to the LORD for help again and again. Let’s shift this up and down experience and keep moving in a direction that brings greater strength, wisdom and the joy of living. It is as simple as giving thanks for our blessings and to see how we can extend greater blessings through our living.
What does this mean? It means that trust can be put in the LORD that centers our worlds. As we come to the centering point in our lives we remember our commission to bring the integrity of the LORD on earth. The integrity that discerns what it takes to offer an influence into the world that blesses. That provides a sound sane light filled influence into the world. An influence that causes others to be stirred to remember the influence they are to bring. An influence that brings upliftment and reinvigoration. An influence that brings all that would come into the influence of integrity and dispels that which is not of integrity. In the LORD put I my trust does relate to letting your world be cleansed and made new bringing life and life more abundantly. So let us live.
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us… Psalm 90
Also such beautiful words. As we enter into the spirit of them a door is opened to know a state of beauty. A state where all is in place. A state where we know ourselves. How do we let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us? By lifting up our eyes and minds and hearts acknowledging that such a presence exists and has always existed. As we give heed to this state we are gifted with the beauty of true peace. Here life is worth living because as we so abide we offer this beauty and peace into the world and we so know our destiny moment by moment. Let us so live.
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.
In Psalm 132 it says, “I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.” What does this mean? Obviously a light for those who have chosen to be anointed. How does one choose to be anointed? One chooses to be anointed by keeping their integrity in living. As we do a light is given before our ways. We see the steps needed to take in our living. Sometimes it may be a light given to just one step at a time. As we so move in the way of our integrity taking the steps that reveal themselves by the light cast upon them we move through our lives with grace and assurance. As we so do we provide a light for others. Here we live a fulfilling life.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. Psalm 121
In times of need there is a place to orient to that brings us into a place that can hold us with a sense of calm and possibility. When it is said I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills we could understand this to mean to come to rest with our hearts and minds in the realization that there is something beyond the level of our hearts and minds. This level or the hills represents the realm from which all things spring. The realm from which all is caused to be. As we actually stop and pause to acknowledge this level also in the realization that our heart and minds can only be aware of so much and that they have to let go or surrender to that which is of the realm of cause the realm of cause that is animating us all. As we so let go we are gifted with the invigoration of life that will lift up our heads even more so in a greater sense of gratefulness for that which does spring from the hills. Here glory is known and glory is given rightly unto the cause of all.