This morning I sat in my newly selected Quiet Time Space ... I have put a chair in a corner, close to where the sun streams in in the morning. It is an old chair, but feels good. It is covered. Nothing special about it other than it "works" for now. I have a little table beside me to hold my coffee and my journal/bible etc.
I went there this morning and randomly opened my Bible. I didn't do the "open and point" thing that some people use to find their Scripture reading for the day. But it just seemed to open at this place. And Psalm 145 caught my eye. SO, I read it ~ OUT LOUD! And, it blessed my soul. Before I read it, I asked the Lord to write the truths indelibly on my heart - (I remember when my mom had indelible ink pens ~ or at least that is what they were called then ~ and if something is indelible it means it does not come out! EVER. ) O Lord, please write YOUR truths on my heart!
Psalm 145 - originally written by David - you know him, Shepherd, King and a very very human being and yet was known by God as a man "with a heart after God's own". In this Psalm I read it and wrote what I saw about "I" , about GOD, about the LORD, about "THEY" .... and realize that we are all in it together!! We have responsibility to praise GOD. THEY means "everything that God has created" ...
just sit outside for a while - you will hear and see Creation praising God!
Read this Psalm through and let it bless you too this morning!
Psalm 145 from The Message
David's Praise1 I lift you high in praise, my God, O my King! and I'll bless your name into eternity.
2 I'll bless you every day,
and keep it up from now to eternity.
3 God is magnificent; he can never be praised enough.
There are no boundaries to his greatness.
4 Generation after generation stands in awe of your work;
each one tells stories of your mighty acts.
5 Your beauty and splendor have everyone talking;
I compose songs on your wonders.
6 Your marvelous doings are headline news;
I could write a book full of the details of your greatness.
7 The fame of your goodness spreads across the country;
your righteousness is on everyone's lips.
8 God is all mercy and grace—
not quick to anger, is rich in love.
9 God is good to one and all;
everything he does is suffused with grace.
10-11 Creation and creatures applaud you, God;
your holy people bless you.
they exclaim over your splendor,
12 Letting the world know of your power for good,
the lavish splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is a kingdom eternal;
you never get voted out of office.
and is gracious in everything he does.
14 God gives a hand to those down on their luck,
gives a fresh start to those ready to quit.
15 All eyes are on you, expectant;
you give them their meals on time.
16 Generous to a fault,
you lavish your favor on all creatures.
17 Everything God does is right—
the trademark on all his works is love.
18 God's there, listening for all who pray,
for all who pray and mean it.
19 He does what's best for those who fear him—
hears them call out, and saves them.
20 God sticks by all who love him,
but it's all over for those who don't.
21 My mouth is filled with God's praise.
Let everything living bless him,
bless his holy name from now to eternity!