Sunday, April 20, 2008

Cover to Cover





This week's reading has revealed my son's new favorite verse. He has decided that he wants this posted in his room:


Do I have such a shortage of crazy people that you brought this one to act crazy around me? 1 Samuel 21:15

I love the Psalms. They are full of beauty and encouragement. I could probably list every single one of them as they each spoke to me in some way. However, here are a few that I am going to tuck away in my heart.

I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4

When I seek Him, He will deliver me.

But I have trusted in Your faithful love, my heart will rejoice in your deliverance. Psalm 13:5

If I but trust, my heart will rejoice.

Guard me as the apple of your eye, hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:5

What comfort there is in knowing that I am the apple of his eye.

When I awake, I will be satisfied with your presence. Psalm 17:15

Oh Lord, how I want to seek my satisfaction from only You.

I was given over to you at birth. You have been my God from my mother's womb. Psalm 22:10

To know that I have belonged to You since before I was born. As an adopted child, there is comfort in knowing that He knew me and claimed me.


And then there is this convicting little gem:

Here is the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, taking refuge in his destructive behavior. Psalm 52:8

Oh Father, please help me to not be like this man. To not cling to my possessions and strongholds. May I only find refuge in You.

And finally:

He granted their request because they trusted in Him. 1 Chronicles 5:20b

May you trust in Him today.

To see others who speak with true poetry and conviction, check out what Annette, Bev, and Ang have to say.

5 comments:

annie's eyes said...

First you have me laughing with Jonathan's favorite verse--don't think I am not taking notes! And then you take me to longing for satisfaction in Him being my God alone, to conviction then joy--all with His Words of Life, and a post that is straight from your beautiful heart. I love every thought you shared. Happy Monday, dear friend. Love, Annette

Bev Brandon said...

Karen, you have just jumped in with both feet with us and we are all so delighted!!! Your post is so rich. Thank you for insight and intrigue.

Ang baylis said...

Dearest Karen,
Thank you so much for adding the perfect song to my post today! It's absolutely wonderful and I love that song! YOU are the Apple of His eye! I hope to one day look into those eyes! Your insights bless me every single week and more often! Everyone has mentioned Psalm 34 today and I know it was no accident that you did, too! God wanted me to reflect on it again!
Much love,
Angie xoxo

p.s. I am listening to ... Revelation Song right here and now! I LOVE it! Thank you so so much!

Nise' said...

Beautiful! It has been such an encouragment to read chronologically!

I always wonder what I do to attract crazy people as they are all around me at times. It could be that I am the crazy one surrounded by "normal" people!

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