Looking at this verse I see wheels within wheels in it. First praising thy name second O LORD and third for good. Putting it all together gives us the reason for our being. Praising the name of the LORD for good gives me the awareness that we are here for the reasons of extending the goodness of God on earth for ever and ever.
I trust you follow my thought process in knowing that we all are here for extending the goodness of God on earth all the days of our living. Let’s so continue as we live and breathe.
I find this a very comforting thought to realize that the LORD of Lords is with us and to have it phrased as the LORD of hosts. It makes us realize that each of us is actually a host. We are each designed to welcome to be a host.
Let’s consider how we can welcome those who enter our world—how we can be large and gracious and understanding with all in our world.
Let’s be the hosts we are designed to be true to the LORD of hosts. Here is fulfillment.
As we rise up to hear the voice of the LORD we commune in His power. It has been a tendency to block ourselves off from hearing His voice because of shame and fear. Because of this we have tended to think we are not worthy to hear His voice or to actually do His will. If not us then who. Each of us is here on earth to do the will of the LORD. We would not be here at this time if it was not our time to provide an unique integrated part for the LORD to have his way on earth.
In hearing the voice of the LORD I have sensed that He is calling us to come to rest in our hearts. The time is now to provide an influence of love to our own heart and mind letting the downcasting incriminating thoughts about ourselves and others be see as insignificant. And acknowledge what is significant in our heart of hearts is to provide an influence of blessing on earth.
The voice of the LORD is powerful. Powerful to bring our heart to rest, vision to our mind and invigoration to our body in doing His will on earth. Here is our fulfillment in living. Let us listen to His voice in the power of love.
I find this verse to remind us how to be in an even place when we are challenged by stress. To be in place of evenness is to be able to have perspective to know how to respond. An even place is a place where we are not treading towards getting knocked off balance and where we can see how to move forward in facing the challenges that present themselves in our lives. An even place where we abide blessing and glorifying the LORD in and through the moments of our living with all we are with.
As we revere the LORD the viel lifts giving us more awareness of the privilege of greater knowing along with greater responsibility. A responsibility we long to fulfill. We see more what matters to make our lives count.
This is the concluding statement of the 23rd Psalm. It really is our greatest love to dwell in the house of the LORD forever as in heaven and while in the earth. As we remember and choose to do so “surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our life.” Let’s let our expression extend the house of the LORD for all to know the joy and wonder of living in and of this place.
As we move in the paths of the LORD we find a place of largeness. A place where we know we have a large influence. Here we know a great opportunity to influence all with radiant life. Here is our joy to be alive!!!
Such beautiful words to live by…let my sentence come forth from thy presence…
The spirit of love surely finds its way through these words. Let “our” sentence come forth from the spirit of love uniting us all as one.
Here we know our place in the camp of the saints living on earth.
As we know how to abide in His tabernacle and dwell in His holy hill we realize what it takes to continue in this blessed place. Taking not advantage nor casting aspersions upon those in our world relate to not doing evil to our neighbour. Why choose to leave the space of experiencing the joy and peace of the Lord in favor of such things?
I have been realizing more and more that this choice depends on how well we condition ourselves to abide and dwell in this place. It takes something to do so. It takes attention especially in the evening and morning to spend time devoted to remembering and knowing our place. Our place of providing what we are to provide of the Lord for all in our world to know the joy and peace and glory of the Lord!
In opening up to the meaning of these words something large and magnificent can dawn in awareness how grand the name of the LORD is. Even though the meaning may be more than we can comprehend mentally let the feeling of opening up to this awareness fill our heart’s to overflowing. As it does the power and glory of these words can make itself evidence through the expression of our lives. Here we place our parts in extending the excellence of the name of the LORD on earth.