When we acknowledge the abundant love given to us it opens the door to an abundant appreciation that fills us to overflowing. As we simply receive this orientation our world is filled with blessings through us. Here we are staid and invigorated!
SURELY HE SHALL DELIVER THEE FROM THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER
There is much to consider here for grace and stature to be known in our experience. A fowler is cited as one who traps unsuspecting birds. The snare of the fowler in reference to this psalm verse gives light to encouraging us to be aware of being entrapped by our own thoughts or the thoughts of others that cause us to feel small, confused, discouraged, angry, ineffective, wanting etc. Basically, the thoughts of the world that call to make us feel ashamed, fearful, hateful and greedy. How not to be entrapped or ensnared by them is a vital consideration and can take many forms that are unique to each of us.
One way I have been finding helpful is to keep in mind the words welcome and cherish. Here is what I mean. Whenever something arises that causes an unsettled feeling whether it is when I am alone for with others I intentionally hold an attitude of welcome as soon as I realize what is happening. That something is amiss. Simply taking this attitude allows me to be in the moment which then brings to my awareness, WOW WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING SOMETHING OF PEACE AND JOY. Here I affirm in my heart the appreciation and the cherishment for the opportunity I have at hand to grow and more importantly to provide an influence into the world that blesses rather than curses.
I further think to CHERISH THE PROCESS. Here I know sometimes things take a little time where the realization of what to do or how to master this situation is not readily apparent. There has to be a patience with it even though it may feel very uncomfortable and let alone a challenge to actually cherish this process. However just positioning my soul in such a way I find allows for something to happen that does bring a realization of what is required step by step or completely.
I wish to share this with you all in the light also of being mindful when we are being ensnared by our own thoughts or the thoughts of this world and how to remain free that brings an experience of a pure heart, loving spirit, understanding mind and giving actions.
AND LET THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD OUR GOD BE UPON US: AND ESTABLISH THE WORK OF OUR HANDS…
“Yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.” This is how this psalm verse ends. As we orient in this way it brings an awareness that allows for a priority to be placed on the work that we do. Really the work we are designed to do. However, it is not a matter of just doing the work. It is a matter of allowing the beauty of the Lord to descend upon and through all that we do and how we do our work. This is that special something that brings to our work a quality of grace, poise and brilliance. Here, we do become a light unto this world that all hearts and minds truly long for as an example for all to know the beauty of the Lord in and through their own living and work.
LORD,THOU HAST BEEN OUR DWELLING PLACE IN ALL GENERATIONS
The dwelling place of all generations has always been one and the same. There really is only one place from which all of our lives spring. When we have this realization we know that all is One in the Lord. Let’s come to rest in our true and unified home.