As we position our heart to understand a new and refreshed world opens up in our perspective. Here we can understand ourselves more as well as others we are with. Here we realize we are all in this world together that really what is good for me is what is good for another. As we realize it is our collective influence that matters most for the benefit of the WHOLE that we find our real place within it.
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.
Another way of at looking at the word hope is to view it as confidence. As our confidence is in the LORD our awareness of courage and the strength of our heart is increased. Confidence in the LORD is increased as we give our heart attention to that which matters. What matters is to live in such a way that our expression emanates the influences of the LORD moment by moment day by day. This does relate to being conscious of what we are emanating and adjusting as necessary to stay in this way. I have begun to present HeartMath tools that are helpful in this regard. Reference my DrSteveVentola.com link to note my posts accordingly.
HeartMath was created out of the intention of Doc Childre to find a greater communion with God. I have found it very helpful also in this regard. It is good to bring what I love in inner sense to find greater expression through the means of my outer work. May my example help you to do the same.
As we love abiding in the spirits of appreciation, understanding, care, compassion and forgiveness we know the habitation of the house of the LORD. Here there is a natural honour that emanates from us as we honor the LORD in all that we think, say and do.
In addition as we so abide things we have done battle with within ourselves such as fears we may have had are dissipated by the cleansing nature of the LORD at work through ourselves. So often the things we may not like within ourselves we do battle with to try to get rid of all on our own in our own time which NEVER HAPPENS. This only creates a loop of wasted time and living. These things in addition to fear may relate to things we are ashamed of, or things we have hated or things we have wanted. As we acknowledge to “LET THE LORD DO THE WORKS,” through ourselves we can let go of the battle to try to get over these things. We can let the natural processes of cleansing the LORD can only do through ourselves occur as we simply abide in the habitation of his house. Here we choose to abide in the spirits of appreciation, understanding, care, compassion and forgiveness moment by moment, day by day.
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.
It is interesting to consider this verse as a whole. There may be a tendency to get mixed up with the word judgement. However if we focus more on the latter part of this statement it will lead us more to acknowledge the encompassment of the LORD that includes us all. As we learn to rest in the reality of that the judgement that tends to separate us becomes non-existent which opens the way to understand and love the judgement of the LORD.
The expression of our lives is a direct result of our integrity. When we find ourselves going along with the currently acceptable mode of living that is a basic violation of our integrity inner conflict will result. When inner conflict becomes our experience it is not a matter of doing battle within ourselves rather it simply is a matter of recognition and reorientation. As the words that have been given to us “let not your heart be troubled,” sound loudly within ourselves let us come to rest and see and change. Let us begin and continue to live according to our integrity that makes for oneness and pure joy.
Today as I consider these words I have asked myself how do I meditate in his law? What has come to mind relates to keeping a thankful and appreciative heart. As I do so in all matters day and night my soul is in position to receive the positive nature of the spirit of our Lord. Here I can perceive what is true what is sound what is of wonderful law. It is good to see that the law of the Lord is something that can be wonderfully received in our heart and mind. That as it is received it gives us the peace of understanding. That it gives us a sense of assurance and of joy. Here it is our pleasure and love to meditate on his law day and night. Continue reading “AND IN HIS LAW DOTH HE MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT”
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.