Thursday, March 14, 2013
Speaking to Ourselves
"Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name..."
This Scripture was truly a blessing to me this day! Do not let the pressures from people or circumstances of this old world get you sidetracked. When God blesses you with something and He makes it clear that He wants us to share it, do so.
Two great quotes that I heard in a chapel hour sermon this morning:
A grateful heart can be just as contagious as a bitter heart. Therefore, cultivate a heart of thanksgiving.
We should spend more time speaking to ourselves and less time listening to ourselves.
Most all of Psalm 103 involves David speaking to Himself about the things of God. In hearing this, I realized that this is what my blogging does the most for me. These 'musings' are probably much more for my benefit than for the blessing of any of you readers. We keep ourselves in remembrance of these things as we write them down. Though many of the excerpts sound "preachy", they serve as wonderful reminders of daily blessings from my heavenly Father. Spurgeon wrote that many people do not ever get to know themselves enough to speak to themselves. We should remind ourselves daily of the blessings and gifts that God has blessed us with!
This morning I'm reminded that, just as Godly thoughts can strengthen our actions; daily work, committed to the Lord, will establish our thoughts. I have a small hand-written plaque on my desk at work that reads,
"Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established". Proverbs 16:3
It is a snowy, Spring day on the hill. How deep the mud has gotten! The sap will flow once the days warm up. All the buckets are hung and ready. This transition time is one of prose and poetry. Already there is one forming in my mind, but just no time to develop it yet. One of these quiet mornings the words will come. Recent photos are waiting to be posted too. It is a prayer request of mine that perhaps the Lord will allow work to slack up a bit so that I'm not running in quite so many directions. What is wonderful is that, whether pressures come or go, He is the One who establishes our thoughts. Our job is to commit our works to Him on a moment by moment basis.
I'm so glad you stopped by Darling Hill today. Whether on foot, or vehicle, keep in the middle of the road and your tires on the high spots, or you'll find yourself stuck in the mire. Leave a note to say you've come by. I love reading your notes.