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Resting in Psalms – Day 1 – Pull Up A Chair

~Psalm 8:1-9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!  What wonderful words to sing forth to our Lord and Saviour!  Jesus Christ, our Creator, (John 1:3) set His glory in the heavens so we might enjoy their beauty.  His creation blesses us – His seasons bless us! The dead of winter even brings its rewards – the snow weighing heavily on branches – the chirping of birds not heard in the summertime – the beauty of sunlight as it glistens on dangling icicles. Every season brings its own blessings of beauty to encourage the weary spirit.

Are the words from my mouth like these beautiful seasons?  Are they spoken with wisdom so others may learn? (Isaiah 50:4) Is my heart’s condition revealed through my words? (Psalm 49:3, Luke 6:45) The Christian must have a time of refreshing each morning to prepare the heart and spirit for the day – a jump start, if you will. When I want to “still my spirit,” I put on calming instrumental music set to nature’s sounds and open my Bible to the Book of Psalms.  It is here that my Heavenly Father speaks to me, calms me and encourages my weary heart.  Every day can start with that mountain top experience – some days it’s more difficult to reach, but it can be reached. When I least feel like spending time in God’s word is when I need it the most.  As I yield myself, I’m rewarded by God’s goodness!!  There’s always peace to be found for the weary soul when we sit still and read His word. The results are revealed through our words and actions.

~Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

Take a moment each day to rest in Psalms!

The picture above was taken by a sweet Christian lady, Connie Wentworth and used here with her permission. Her pictures are mostly taken in the State of Maine and depict God’s glorious creation! Thank you, Connie, for allowing me this opportunity to use your work!

1 Comment

  1. Praise God for the sweet rest, and words of exhortation, we find in the book of Psalms. My dear sister, I look forward to this new series of devotionals. I have no doubt it will bless and encourage many hearts in the days ahead.

    God Bless you!!
    You are LOVED,

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