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.
I find this a wonderful verse to consider. May you find the same.
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.
As we remember to lift up our heads always we know ourselves as gates for the Kingdom of Heaven to come into this world through us. Let’s so live moment by moment.
Whatever the circumstances as our stance is to sing unto the LORD
we find the way to give thanks for the moments we have at hand. Even in relatively relaxing moments as well as more intense ones as our attitude is to sing unto the LORD our days are filled with joy and unique fulfillments.
As I was reading the healing verses I found this verse to beautifully strike my heart. It made me think more how abundantly nature opens the hand of God that gifts us with deep satisfaction. I further consider how each of us can do the same for others. That we may be an expression of the open hand of God extending that which is beautiful, refreshing and real.
As we upright and still our soul while opening to acknowledge a presence greater than our conscious awareness something of our beloved may come through ourselves. Another psalm verse written shortly after in 110 has the words, “in the beauties of holiness.” I love putting these two verses together “that thy beloved may be delivered—in the beauties of holiness.” As we still our soul in the beauties of holiness our beloved may be delivered. Our beloved which is real, large, integrated, worshipful, majestic, wonderful loves to find its way into expression. Let’s upright and still ourselves in that which is beautiful and whole that we may be filled full to overflowing letting our beloved outwardly bless all the earth through us.
How many times even in a day do we catch ourselves realizing the miss steps we may have taken? In recognizing this it leads me to acknowledge that there is something larger holding my life up as well as the larger world in general. At the same time this awareness brings a respect for the wonderful animating force that is causing all things to be. Having a sense that there has been the forces of God holding me up it makes also think how merciful this force is. As I do give acknowledgement of it a sense of gratitude comes over me and a reaffirmation to be true to it, to not take its mercy lightly nor to expect it if and when I do make a mistake. I realize I am not entitled to it and it only can be received as I am interested to live in my highest integrity. Here the mercy of the Lord can be received. To the degree we are not putting God first the mercy of the Lord is diverted from filling our circumstances. Let’s learn to put God fully first which allows His mercy to fill us to overflowing which in turn mercy is extended through us to all in our world. Here we are held in our place as well as playing our parts in holding up the world.
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.