PULL MY LIFE TOGETHER, LORD!

This is the song playing in the background of my mind as I read our Worship and Wisdom passages for today:

Overwhelmed

Big Daddy Weave

I see the work of Your Hands
Galaxies spin in a Heavenly dance oh God
All that You are is so overwhelming

I hear the sound of Your Voice
All at once it’s a gentle and thundering noise oh God
All that You are is so overwhelming

I delight myself in You
Captivated by Your beauty
I’m overwhelmed, I’m overwhelmed by You

God, I run into Your arms
Unashamed because of mercy
I’m overwhelmed, I’m overwhelmed by You

I know the power of Your Cross
Forgiven and free forever You’ll be my God
And all that You’ve done is so overwhelming

I delight myself in You
In the Glory of Your Presence
I’m overwhelmed, I’m overwhelmed by You

And God I run into Your arms
Unashamed because of mercy
I’m overwhelmed, I’m overwhelmed by You

You are Beautiful, You are Beautiful
Oh God, there is…

I think you will get it and sing it, too, as you read God’s Words of truth and wisdom…

Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs

Psalm 19, The Message

A David Psalm

1-2 God’s glory is on tour in the skies,
    God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.
Madame Day holds classes every morning,
    Professor Night lectures each evening.

3-4 Their words aren’t heard,
    their voices aren’t recorded,
But their silence fills the earth:
    unspoken truth is spoken everywhere.

4-5 God makes a huge dome
    for the sun—a superdome!
The morning sun’s a new husband
    leaping from his honeymoon bed,
The daybreaking sun an athlete
    racing to the tape.

That’s how God’s Word vaults across the skies
    from sunrise to sunset,
Melting ice, scorching deserts,
    warming hearts to faith.

7-9 The revelation of God is whole
    and pulls our lives together.
The signposts of God are clear
    and point out the right road.
The life-maps of God are right,
    showing the way to joy.
The directions of God are plain
    and easy on the eyes.
God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold,
    with a lifetime guarantee.
The decisions of God are accurate
    down to the nth degree.

10 God’s Word is better than a diamond,
    better than a diamond set between emeralds.
You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring,
    better than red, ripe strawberries.

11-14 There’s more: God’s Word warns us of danger
    and directs us to hidden treasure.
Otherwise how will we find our way?
    Or know when we play the fool?
Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh!
    Keep me from stupid sins,
    from thinking I can take over your work;
Then I can start this day sun-washed,
    scrubbed clean of the grime of sin.
These are the words in my mouth;
    these are what I chew on and pray.
Accept them when I place them
    on the morning altar,
O God, my Altar-Rock,
    God, Priest-of-My-Altar.

TRUTH:  “The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together.”  Knowing God, hearing God’s voice and letting Him work while we pray is the best way to go.  Start each day scrubbed clean of sin, read and meditate on His Word for His Word never changes.  His Word guides us to His Ways and Will for our lives.  Listen to Him.

Proverb 12:1-12, The Message

If You Love Learning

If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it—
    how shortsighted to refuse correction!

A good person basks in the delight of God,
    and he wants nothing to do with devious schemers.

You can’t find firm footing in a swamp,
    but life rooted in God stands firm.

A hearty wife invigorates her husband,
    but a frigid woman is cancer in the bones.

The thinking of principled people makes for justice;
    the plots of degenerates corrupt.

The words of the wicked kill;
    the speech of the upright saves.

Wicked people fall to pieces—there’s nothing to them;
    the homes of good people hold together.

A person who talks sense is honored;
    airheads are held in contempt.

Better to be ordinary and work for a living
    than act important and starve in the process.

10 Good people are good to their animals;
    the “good-hearted” bad people kick and abuse them.

11 The one who stays on the job has food on the table;
    the witless chase whims and fancies.

12 What the wicked construct finally falls into ruin,
    while the roots of the righteous give life, and more life.


WISDOM: “…the roots of the righteous give life, and more life. 
A leader is a learner.  A learner knows that only God has the right answer to every question.  A learner who follows God, obeys His ways and walks with God daily gives life to others who are seeking.  “A good person basks in the delight of God.” THIS is something to chew on and think about all day long and into the night.  Am I the delight of God?

Abba Father,

We worship you because you are God.  You created the heavens and earth.  You created us.  You love us and you want us to simply love you back.  Reveal your glory to us today.  Pull our lives together as only you can.  You have all the answers but you want us to ask for the answers because that reveals who we are…a learner seeking you with all our hearts, minds and souls, knowing that we do not have all the answers. 

We ask for wisdom to live this day all day long and into the night.  We pray for you to give us the right answers to give someone else seeking you.  We pray that we make the most of every opportunity you give us to help someone else find their way to you, too.  My soul delights in you while I delight in you!  What a thought that you would love me so much to delight in the details of my life!  Teach me, Lord, still for I am your servant.  I a learner.

In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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