WOOO! It’s Thursday! The “normal” work week is almost over. I only work tomorrow, then I’m off for the weekend! I slept til 10 am this morning, and if you know me, that is SO uncommon. It was nice to rest though 🙂 Once I woke up I had a cup of black coffee, Nicaraguan coffee to be exact! (read about my experience in Nicaragua here) I made a butterfinger shake this morning to have alongside my coffee, and it was delicious. I served my shake in a frozen beer mug, because I can 😉 Once I had my coffee in my hand and my shake made, I opened up my bible to finish up my analysis of Psalms 119, which I mentioned I was going to do here.
So, here it goes… This is what the Lord has revealed to me throughout this passage–
I am SO blessed when I seek God and follow Him. God has given me the right way to live, straight from His heart, and He expects me to live it, so I’m going to do just that.
How do I live a clean life? It’s easy, read the Word of God. Have a mind that is focused on Him. I can count on His promises, because He won’t let me down, like worldly things will. I’m eager to be trained in His righteous ways of living, because I want to consistently speak His truth, analyze and share His wisdom, and replicate His behavior.
I pray that I never forget the foundation of myself, which is Him. I pray that He ignites my spirit to be insatiable for His commands, and gives me strength to ignore things that are not in my control.
I pray that His love shapes my life with salvation. His grace really is enough, because I am satisfied. I am eager to follow His commands, His plan, and His rules. It satisfies me to know that His love fills the earth, and I focus my attention on what He is saying. I have learned that His truth means everything to me. My mistakes and troubles have only driven me to seek His Word. I pray that He keeps my mind fixed and focused, so that those who fear God can turn to ME for evidence of His wise guidance.
I will seek to live whole and holy, soul and body, so that I can walk with my head held high. His Word and His truth are dependable and permanent. He is my place of quiet retreat, and I wait for His Word to renew me. I’m too young to be important, but I don’t forget what He tells me. His righteousness is eternally right, His revelation is the only truth. Invigorate my soul so I can praise God well, and should I wander off like a lost sheep—seek me Lord! I’ll recognize the sound of Your voice.
This chapter in Psalms took me a lot longer to go through than I had expected, but the Lord also revealed some pretty amazing things to me. I guess if I could some up what the chapter has taught me in just a sentence or two, it’s this- To live for Christ in this world is hard, but to be successful you MUST read His word, seek His guidance, and follow His directions. He will give you all the tools necessary to live clean in such a sin saturated world, so just trust Him.
I am so excited to continue taking on this new chapter in my life. I know that He already has a plan for every action I’m going to take; it’s just up to me to listen and follow what that plan is.
Welllll, I’m off to the gym!
Have a fabulous day people 🙂
stay beautiful! xoxo