Tuesday, September 10, 2013

what I learned today

As I read in Psalm 22 this morning - I was reminded about how the Psalms run the whole range of emotion and experiences we have.

Starting with total despair to prayerful seeking of the Lord and finally to praise as His delivery comes.

In the book I'm reading it says this, "The Psalms is a divinely-inspired collection of prayers.  Whereas much of the Bible comprises God's words addressed to human beings, the Psalm are made up of human words to God -yet not merely human words - but divinely inspired words.

As I watch the Psalmist walk out of despair and into God's provision, I'm reminded that remaining in defeat is a choice.  In the Lord we have the choice of turning it over to Him, I mean REALLY turning it over to Him and walking in praise, or wallowing in self-pity and worry and despair.

I claim this example again today for my life.  May my very existence be that of praise and worship of Him - may I not get caught up in worrying about tomorrow, but offer Him my best attempt and leave it at His feet.  

As I'm writing this, I'm listening to birds all around me squawk and carry on, and I wonder, are they communicating with one another or offering their form of praise to their creator.  Did God create them simply for His own enjoyment and to receive their praise?

Amazing things to ponder and to praise Him for!  Today I learned that the Psalmist understood our struggles and is an example of God's deliverance!

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