Psalm 5: 3-
In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation.
But let all who take refuge in You be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread our protection over them, that those who love
Your name may rejoice in You.
For surely, O Lord, You bless the righteous;
You surround them with Your favor as with a shield.
These words stirred my heart and soul this morning.
As we start reading through the yearly Bible again I
find the scriptures even more alive and speaking to me.
Thank you God, for Your perfect Word.
It is a glorious sunny day. I am up this morning after fighting what I think was and is a migraine headache yesterday. I am thankful so very much for sleep. I can go to bed in pain or incredibly tired and wake up feeling rested and better. It's just a small thing, but I am thankful for sleep.
God is still working on me in so many ways. I have a huge problem with fear. It paralyzes me and even though sometimes on the outside you can't tell, inside I am shut down. I have really gotten a handle on laying down my fears about big things. God has helped me to do that. But... right now it is such silly and small thing but I am afraid of spiders. We have killed over a dozen brown recluse spiders in the house we are living in and it kind of freaks me out. I had the house sprayed and have seen dead ones and then this morning found a live one on my laundry floor. I know, really lame to be upset about spiders. I guess we can all get to a freaking out point about anything. Praying for protection and trying not to worry.
I started a really wonderful book this morning. It was recommended by our former preacher, Michael Harbour. It is called "Thin Places" by Mary E, DeMuth.
I know I am going to love this one. Here are some words from the first chapter:
Surely God is in the nooks and crannies of my life, stooping to earth to woo me. Sometimes I recognize Him, but usually I continue on the mundane path,
not realizing a breath of a veil exists between the Almighty and myself.
I live in the midst of holy moments, yet only in retrospect do I really see them. I claw at the seams of life, questioning God's ways, seldom realizing that if I'd stop clawing, I would capture new glimpses of Him through the thin places. God woos me from behind the veil through the tragedies, beauties, surprises, simplicities, and snatches of my life I might overlook.
I once was lost, but now I am found, was blind but now I see.
Blessings on your day, and mine I pray today! Amy