This verse goes on to say “harden not your heart, as in the day of provocation, as the day of temptation in the wilderness.” For in order to hear the voice of the LORD there has to be an open pliable heart. A heart that is willing to be in a state of possible unknowing for a time symbolized by the wilderness. Each day we have opportunity to reside in a heart state that can be characterized by attitudes of thankfulness, appreciation, patience and PRAISE (TAPP). As we do it gives us a greater opportunity to hear what is required of us in every given moment. Here we can come out of the wilderness and into the state of harmonized expression with the LORD.
Going inside the spirit of these words leads us to the sacred silence that fills our soul with complete peace. As we do, our soul becomes a house that is whole and true. How this is done is by daily practice. Our house becomes whole over time. When we take note of the times when we have not been whole because of our response to the things of this world it serves to provide a correction. As we correct our responsive attention to that which brings wholeness it serves to continue to build a firm foundation for sustained true expression. As we make the corrections in love for the soul that we have rather than being mad at ourselves it also serves to move us forward. Holiness becometh our house as we continue to orient to the place that fills us with peace and oneness.
Everyday, really every moment, we have an opportunity to show forth the lovingkindness of the LORD. As I think about what it means to show forth lovingkindness in the morning I understand it to mean that in the early part of every moment I am positioned to provide that which is kind, that which blends and provides the integration of the oneness of love with all I am with. As I take note of the disturbances that have rocked my soul whereby dissipating this kindness I affirm deeper the need to abide in a place that is spiritually ready. I see the need to continually position my heart in a spirit of complete thankfulness for the gift to be alive in form for the opportunity to bring the kingdom of heaven on earth. As I position my heart accordingly I see how I can shift my mental perspective from the things that have irritated me to a perspective of opportunity. Here is a realization of active fulfillment.
As we position ourselves in perfect gratefulness and silence before the LORD we allow the sure house of the LORD to be made evident through us. Here we are whole and true.
A moment or two each day to bring this to focus in ourselves allows us to then be able to serve our worlds. Here I am led more to consider the words, “If I be lifted up…”
As, all we are with, are drawn up with us there comes an increasing influence of the LORD’s house on earth.
Space set apart brings a coherence within that allows for all of our world to be made whole.
We are called in each moment to upright ourselves and know our integrity. This is the call of the Lord within ourselves that when honored and responded to causes our fulfillment to be known in each and every moment.