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Psalm 62 - Find Rest, My Soul, in God Alone

My soul finds rest in God alone,

My Rock and my salvation, A fortress strong against my foes, And I will not be shaken.
Though lips may bless and hearts may curse, And lies like arrows pierce me, I’ll fix my heart on righteousness, I’ll look to Him who hears me.
O praise Him, hallelujah, My Delight and my Reward; Everlasting, never failing, My Redeemer, my God.
Find rest, my soul, in God alone Amid the world’s temptations; When evil seeks to take a hold I’ll cling to my salvation.
Though riches come and riches go, Don’t set your heart upon them; The fields of hope in which I sow Are harvested in heaven.
O praise Him, hallelujah, My Delight and my Reward; Everlasting, never failing, My Redeemer, my God.
I’ll set my gaze on God alone, And trust in Him completely; With every day pour out my soul, And He will prove His mercy.
Though life is but a fleeting breath, A sigh too brief to measure, My King has crushed the curse of death And I am His forever.
O praise Him, hallelujah,

Glorious Day (Living He loved me) ~Casting Crowns


To Remember

What a delightful morning.  God has met me in His Word. Period.

Following my Bible reading guide, I had to finish up yesterday's assignment: Mark 14-16.  His Crucifixion.

They hated Him because He was not who they thought God would be... they had their own version of what God was like, would be like, how He would come and save... Jesus was not him.

So... they mocked Him, they beat Him.... they killed Him.

Because He was not what they expected....  that could have been me.  Oh Father forgive me...

"Oh God, Oh God... why have you forsaken me?"  Jesus Christ, God came into that darkness... for me.

Even when I walk through desert, dry, dead places... HE is with Me, with a prepared table full of goodness and love, anointing my head and filling my cup!! Oh How Good He is to me!  

All from Mark 14-16; Psalms 21-23.

Oh How I love Him.  My Cup Overflows.

Somehow the song of the birds even seem more joyous this morning... Oh Glorious God!…

Life & Peace

I enjoyed my mini-vacation.  The first day offered a sweet quiet morning: I almost felt guilty for it.

No schedule, no time table, no tv, no internet, nothing calling me to rush to be somewhere, no phone to answer... just a few hours in an empty house, sunshine to sit in, clear skies to run under, my Bible & journal and a few books to edify my mind and heart in Him.
Tozer's book, The Pursuit of Man, offered me a good hearty meal.  The first chapter held delicious morsels of truth.  One phrase in particular:  "The man who would know God must give time to Him."  This one phrase of the many rich things in the chapter, was meant for me, from Him.

 Oh, how I want to experience Him.   That won't happen if I don't make time for Him.  He is here... I never want to loose that awareness.  That is what gives Life.... Him: He gives me Life in Himself.  Romans 8 -- "how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?"  In Him, I have All.
Life can…

Holy Moments at Stop Lights

Happy Wednesday!

Tomorrow I get to get on a PLANE!! I am a little excited.  Now..., to get a few loads of laundry done, install my new oven, clean my room, plan for my pets care.... the list continues but I will stop there.  I am looking forward to a few days with my dear sister (in heart), Sue and disengaging from "my world" here.  Not that "my world" is bad, I have just been running on overdrive and going away will offer a nice reprieve. :-) I may not even take my computer... maybe....we'll see.

I wanted to blog about something God did last week.  He is so incredibly amazing.  :-)

You know how it goes, you find yourself in a season of joy, happiness, strength.  Or at least that was what I have been experiencing since December-ish.  It's as if God opened up a joy window in heaven and deposited some on my heart/head: it's glorious!

Yet, if you have been trekkin' with me here, this hasn't just "happened" - He has been doing some work in…

Memory Verse #4

Last Valentine's day, God opened my eyes to see Love.  What Loving HIM, looks like... and how much I had not been loving Him.  It broke my heart, I wept with tears of repentance that I had not held Him in the highest regard in my thoughts and allows dark doubts to question His character.  Loving Him, Believing that He IS who He says He is really, all He asks of me- to Love Him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.
That revelation was the point of transformation last year.  God, revealing to me, HE is so Good, He is Worth Patiently waiting, He is KIND beyond Words, He gives generous gifts, perfect gifts, delightful whispers of love, every single day. He is too big for me to grasp but His Heart I can trust with complete and utter wild abandonment! He gives New Mercies Every Morning, He leads me in glorious, life-giving, TRUTH: His is my protector, my Hope, my sustainer - I WILL PRAISE HIS NAME ALL OF MY DAYS and Proclaim His Good Favor to all!  
And, HE is My …

Thanks Shelby!

I love that I was chosen for a Blog Award :-)  From Shelby, my Birthday Twin.
Receiving an award brings to mind a memory from my high school years when I would intentionally avoid receiving awards... because if you received a reward, you would have to walk the long, horrible, highly-visible walk up the auditorium stage where the principle would hand you a piece of paper, in front of all my classmates.  OH HORRORS!  The only reward I usually received was perfect attendance... and well, I knew how to take care of that....  Thanks and link back to the blogger who passed this award onto youShare 7 things about yourselfAward 15 (or however many you want) other recently discovered great bloggersContact these bloggers and tell them about the award7 Things about Me ...hmmmm
1.  Someone complimented me on my hands and feet... and it has thoroughly gone to my head.  Someday I may model them. Well, ya know... it would be a nice way to earn a little extra income.
2.  Shelby and I share more than birt…

Purrrrr-ty Good

So it's a rainy, cold February day today.

This Kitty has opened my door at least three times this morning... starting at 6 something.  It's nice to sleep in on such rainy mornings... but around here, no shut eye after 7AM.  Thursday's I like to try... She would not have it.  Nope.

She is purring now, curled up on my tummy, my child of 10 plus years... i should skin her alive, but somehow... she feels more like a best friend.  She is God's tangible love gift to me somedays... and I would not trade that for "all the tea in china."

Cleaning Corners

A pile of stuff to give away sits on the bed in my guest room.

A pile of baskets, containers, bags, and other odd things sits on the floor in my room.

My head is working through ideas of where to move this and that to make room, space, and organize to use my shelves and closets more wisely. I know I have gone through my "stuff" several times over the years.  More de-cluttering, throwing out, re-using, and giving away.  It seems like a filter... I have to use a tighter screen each time... to truly block out what is clutter and unuseful.  I admit... i tend to hold onto things that only take up space, waste time and energy and block out light.

How very very very reflective of His Work in the heart.  I love how God uses everyday things to work His Truth and Love and Character.  He desires us to walk in holiness.  This means... Holy. Pure. Clean.

"In Living we die; In Dying we live."

I love His Ways.  So opposite of mine, the worlds... so incredibly life-giving.
His S…

Midnight Musings

Rain is dribbling down outside; i am awake and it is past midnight.  This is very unusual, I like my sleep, i love to sleep while it is raining... so why am I awake?

Sometimes I feel like I am my own worst enemy.  That is how i feel right now.  My Soul is stirred, I hear myself saying things to myself that I can't possibly DO anything about - especially right now, in the middle of the night.  Plus, I think, maybe the Lord has something to say in the matter.

"Lord... Teach me to Know Your Voice."

I just turned over to my favorite Bible Link, and found this as the verse for the day:

“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—” -1 Corinthians 2:9

Very fitting; I have been so "happy" lately - seriously filled to overflowing with joy and hope and anticipation for what God is doing, will do, and has done.  Tonight, after proclaiming my needs and m…