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Psalm 119 Meditation on a January Morning

Try this:

  • Go to www.soaking.net and click on the (instrumental) music-only pop-up player.  Cut the volume back by about half.
  • Open a new tab in www.biblegateway.com, scrolling down to “Listen to the Bible.”  Click on that and then select Psalm 119 using the drop-down boxes.

You’ll hear Max McClean’s gentle and generally un-annoying voice reading the Word about the Word (the laws, the statutes and decrees, the commands and precepts, His Word, His way) to an amazingly beautiful soundtrack of worship.  The music goes on and on.  I re-play Max reading Psalm 119 three times.  That equals about an hour of the water of the Word washing over you like a fresh brook flowing.

The first time, I listened and just let the Word do some mending, re-adjusting and healing.  The second time, I prayed it to the Lord for all I was worth, just repeating in my own words what the narrator was saying as he read.  The third time through, I grabbed pen and paper and wrote the words and phrases that stuck out to me, were illuminated, things like: You are good and what You do is good…Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I may lodge… and …Your promise preserves my life…

This was how I spent my “Tent time” this morning (www.thetentdenver.com), joining other worshipers aound the metro-area in “creating a canopy of continuous praise.”

From Knocking at God’s Door – A Little Book of Prayers by Oswald Chambers, the January 13 prayer is:

O Lord, how excellent it is to commune with Thee in the early morning hours.  Enable me by patience to reproduce these exalted moments of calm into the activities of the day.

That Oswald could pray.  I say AMEN to that!…Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF:  I was made to worship Him.  I was born for this – lingering, praising, bringing Him honor.  Seven times a day….


“Oh, how sweet the light of day

And how wonderful to live in the sunshine!

Even if you live a long time, don’t take a single day for granted.

Take delight in each light-filled hour,

Remembering that there will also be many dark days

And that most of what comes your way is smoke.

Live footloose and fancy free-

You won’t be young forever…”

Ecclesiastes 11.7-8, 10 The Message

Some days you open your Bible and just realize how much better it is than a thousand fortune cookies!  Truth!  Life!  My delight!  Sweeter than honey to my lips.  His words are like bread – and I eat them! They cause me to break into a prayer of love to the Letter Writer~

Oh, how I love Your law, O Lord.  Your promise preserves my life.  Your words are the lyrics and melody of my song wherever I live – wherever I find myself.  I think about Your Word day and night.  Your decrees light the path I am on and help me find my way back when I am lost.  I have spent my life testing Your promises and I have found them to be true.  I love Your Word, O Lord.  (shamelessly ripping off David in Psalm 119)

I love how the scriptures set us free from self-imposed religious activity and living!  Footloose and fancy free…Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF:  This must truly be a mandate for the coming year.

pictured: a “sample picture” that came with the computer – in case I didn’t know what a picture was