As I consider these words there comes a depth of feeling remembering my purpose on earth. Let’s consider these words together letting them open the pathways of our heart allowing us to consciously understand why we are here and what we are to provide in each moment of our living.
Those who acknowledge the sense of integrity within themself find a kindred with others so interested. From all nations spring a union of spirit that really is the camp of the saints. This camp carries the forces of the universe that will allow the transformation of this world to its rightful place and function within the cosmic divine design. Worshiping before the Lord in spirit and living expression allows us to know our kindred from all nations and the power that rests with us.
Did you ever think of it this way? That it is an honor to be able to praise the LORD. To actually have the privilege to be alive in form to do this. This struck me this morning in putting things in greater perspective. That whatever arises it is an honor to praise the LORD. I can see as we keep this as our central most orientation that in whatever may arise of stressful things and even perceived good things it enables us to be in place all the time. Being in the place of providing what we would naturally provide for our one love and greatest joy to be known here on earth.
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I find as I still myself to enter the spirit of these words something else is illuminated beyond just the surface content of them. Here an invitation is sounded for us to know the reality of trust as we work to restore the world to its natural beauty and integration. May these words continue to open the way for each of us to play our parts in restoring the world.
Have they that love thy law—consider these words deep in heart. As we do our perspective is refreshed. Here we come to rest and know a peace that puts it all in perspective. Why not live each moment whereby we are in position to SEE and not be vulnerable to taking offense. This does take practice for the prevalence of taking offense has been with us for millenniums. Why not be an individual example of one who remains in the heart place of “loving thy law.”
As we each do so world transformation takes place moment by moment. Let’s consider this meditation in the depth of our hearts making corrections as necessary and establishing the sound emanation of love through us all.
Come to rest in these words and know that you are well loved. As we do begin and continue to know the reality of these words that which would deceive and be violent is put aside from our lives. We become more self aware of where our conscious orientation is to be. Granted, in the world we live in we recognize deception and violence on large and small levels. It is not that we don’t see these elements it is more that we place our conscious orientation where it is to be. As we do acknowledge the words “precious shall their blood be in his eyes” we also begin to see something more. The more is that we begin to and increasingly hold others precious in our eyes. We actually extend the reality of the spirit of these words in our living. Here we know a union in spirit with the truth of ourselves and realize more and more the blessings we can extend into the world with those we are closely with and to the greater world.
Yesterday I attended the Christmas Concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall with some of my close family members and a good friend. My verse that I had been meditating on was “precious shall their blood be in his eyes.” As I found myself considering this I knew more in experience holding those I was with precious in my eyes. Serendipity would have it though that as I was listening to the beautiful music and song and gazing upon the audience before me especially since we were sitting in the back row the thought and experience struck me about holding all in the room precious in my eyes. Such realization opened even more within me how each of us as individuals can offer such a large influence into the world. The Lord’s influence is to encompass the whole earth and we are here to extend it through ourselves.
Going in the strength of the Lord God requires first a pausing to step in such a way. Yes, we may have plans that we want to get to, however without entering first into the way and strength of the Lord we will find that we go from one thing to another without feeling a sense of accomplishment or peace. In such a way we are on the treadmill that really goes nowhere. To enter into the strength of the Lord requires a letting go. A letting go that allows us to come into the moment at hand whereby the pulls of trying to get things done are put aside. Here a space is provided to come into union with that which is animating everything. As we just take such a moment we step into the place of eternity whereby we can discern the steps to be taken that allow for a sequence that is joyful and fulfilling. As we move accordingly we also find we are in accord with the Lord God as well as all those so inclined. Here again we find our fulfilling place in the Camp of the Saints.
Being upright relates to an upright posture physically and also mentally and emotionally. Whatever situation we may be facing keeping an upright stance allows us to meet the challenges we have at hand. Just remember to remain upright in terms of keeping your integrity and honor. Honor the presence of the Lord by remaining true to HIs character of strength and nobility. As we do so we allow HIs presence to come through us in meeting the situations at hand. Here we find victory and increase in waxing in grace and stature.
The lowly are the humble and those that keep their honor. Their honor and integrity mean the most to those that are considered lowly in this verse. As we keep honoring the Lord through the integrity and honesty of our living the Lord does have respect for us. Respect that brings his abundant love and encouragement into our hearts and minds. Lowly does not mean graveling in the dirt for the sins we may commit. As we honestly view our actions and correct any misguided ways we may have we lift up our heads as the Lord would have us do and move on with our living knowing we are instantly forgiven and needed to carry on the work of increasing the name and influence of the Lord on earth. Let’s let our living be an example of honesty, honor and integrity as we have been uniquely designed to be.
As we keep the word of the Lord central in our heart we are awake and alert to His integrity and nature. Oh if the disciples did not slumber in the Garden of Gethsemane something different may have occurred back then which could have changed the course of history. Everyday we have a chance to change the course of history as we are awake and alert to extending the name of the Lord on earth by the living of life of integrity. By meeting those times that arise when we are tired and the pressure seems to great just extending an hour can make all the difference!