Our harp can be considered our human soul of body, mind and heart. As we praise the LORD with all of our capacities of body, mind and heart we allow the sounds of beauty to play out into the world. Here we blend in sounding the song of the LORD continually as it has been eternally sounding knowing our place. Here we know the wonder of harmonizing oneness creating all things a new!
Even in our darkest moments the LORD is near and renews our soul as we yield all to Him. Let our paths be made straight as we know the way of the LORD.
“FOR THE LORD HATH DEALT BOUNTIFULLY WITH THEE.” If you think about this statement the “O my soul,”part is striking. Something more formative than our own earthly soul is calling to put our soul to rest. It has been said each of us has our own individual and unique Lord that actually bountifully animates us! Remember also that the Lord that animates our soul is a Lord of the LORD of Lords. As we consider the Oneness of God let us know there is something so solid, so real, so constant that the awareness of ourselves may come to rest in. This verse opens a door to the knowing of a greater peace in our temporal soul as well as the greater action of the working of God through us as we position ourselves to listen and attend to the callings of our Lord of the LORD. As we do so we may find that we are at rest in acting accordingly. May we know the following: RETURN UNTO THY REST AND THY ACTION, O MY SOUL.
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.
We need each other. None of us have been meant to live a solidary life. We all have something unique and invaluable to give to each other. With each other we keep alive our OWN SOUL!