1 O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?
Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right
and speaks truth in his heart;
David asks, who is it that fellowships with Christ? Not just an occasional visit, but one given the honor and gift of taking up residence in his very home. The 2nd of his answers is interesting. “He who…speaks truth in his heart.”
A pastor once said we ought to get into the habit of “Preaching to ourselves” instead of “Listening to ourselves.” Any time my mind is tickled by a lie about life, but more importantly one that challenges the authority and Love of Christ, I must immediately and boldly proclaim “That is a lie!” BUT, it can’t stop there. I must boldly proclaim the Truth!
A “blah, I hate Monday, this is going to be a horrid day,” has us in the grave and half buried before we have even discovered what that day might actually bring. How sad it would be to walk away from heavenly, God ordained opportunities because “I just know” they will be missing today. Oh foolish and deceived heart! Do you hear what you have just proclaimed about your Creator? Yes, I know you were just talking about the day, but perhaps your heart has revealed more than you intended or realized.
God has proclaimed (Psalm 84:11-12) nothing I need is withheld, His goodness is waiting for me each morning. I can end each day with the words and testify “Today nothing was withheld. My Savior gave all I required to make it through.” If every day is filled with Him and his goodness, how can I proclaim an opportunity like that to be horrid!!!???
“This is the Day the Lord has given to me, I will rejoice and I will be glad he has given it, should be the truth my heart speaks in reply.”
An “I can’t believe this is happening to me, God has given me more than I can bear” has to be torn down with the truth “God will give grace sufficient, my weakness is where his strength is manifested. There is a wealthy place at the end for me, He will walk through this valley with me…….
In the beginning we may desperately speak the truth in order to keep our hearts from bolting but eventually as that truth becomes reality, our sin ravaged, blind hearts and minds will be liberated with the experiential power of that truth so we can look at the same trial spiritually. It is here what we know to be true (have read, been told, cling to), and what we experience to be truth melds. Knowledge, truth and experience becomes one, an unbreakable cord and the means to continual fellowship with the one we not only “know about” but the One we “Know”
As you read the Psalms, this cycle is repeated by David many many times. He lets the Lord know what is on his heart. His fears, his anguish, the evil works of those opposing him, but then he always comes back to the truth of who his Savior is, a shield, buckler, high tower, rock of defense, strong tower, a God who has save, a God who has redeemed, a God who has rescued, the true and the righteous…
Don’t listen to yourself, preach to yourself.
And now the the giveaway!!!
For this giveaway I have the following:
- For your mind, a book- “When I Don’t Desire God: How to fight for joy”
This is an amazing book for those seeking to find satisfaction in Christ.
- For your ears, a music CD- “Music Inspired by THE STORY”
This CD will have you dancing one minute and then sobbing the next. This 2 CD set presents the story of 18 men and women in the Bible sung by CCM artist – Matthew West, Liah Nash, Mark Hall & Megan Garrett from Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Bart Millard, Newsboys, Mandisa, Natalie Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman and many more.
- For your mouth, chocolate- A GHIRARDELLI Milk Chocolate Bar
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