Wednesday, September 2, 2009

One of my favorite parts of Psalm 27

As we continue to go thru Psalm 27, we've come to one of my favorite parts! I LOVE verses 4-6. So here we go:
"4. Just one thing have I asked of YHWH; only this will I seek;
to live in the house of YHWH  all the days of my life,
to see the beauty of  YHWH and visit in His temple.
5. For He will conceal me in His shelter on the day of trouble,
 He will hide me in the folds of His tent, He will set me high on a rock.
6. Then my head will be lifted up above my surrounding foes, 
and I will offer in His tent sacrifices, with shouts of joy; I will sing, sing praises to YHWH."

Can you imagine that friends? To live in His house?! Wow! I just know Papa's house is a marvelous and wonderful place. To be able to see Him face to face and visit in His temple just blows my mind. I can hardly wait for this to occur!!!!

And the picture of the Creator of the Universe caring enough about me to hide me in the folds of His tent!!! Do you realize how much that would show His love and care of us?! Oh, just think....when any trouble comes along, all we have to do is call on Him and Papa comes, scoops us up and then hides us in His tent. Now our troubles can't find us! We're hidden from them and surrounded by His love. We're set high on a rock....above the troubles. What an awesome picture! To think I'd not have to worry about what to cook for dinner, about Dodi's diabetes, or if  Little Critter is learning enough, or Nana's growing infirmities (both physical and mental), or Pawpaw's growing hearing problems or Dear Cousin's heart problems...or the garden drying out....or eldest son's latest troubles.....or....anything. WOW!

Now, don't get me wrong, I don't spend all day worrying about these things. I know Papa has everything under control. And I know He's working things according to His plans....not mine. But the idea that all worries and troubles would be completely gone is just amazing to me.  I want and seek for it to happen NOW! (Yes, I don't have a large supply of the "P" word......what is the "P" word? Why patience of course. You don't think Spitfire was given me as a nickname just because of my red hair did you?! LOL!) But since the prayer commonly called the Lord's Prayer states "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven", I really don't see why it couldn't happen here. If I can just learn to leave all my worries in His lap and let Him take care of them instead of constantly taking them back from Him....sigh. Well, I'll have to keep working on it, won't I. And I pray, dear friends, you learn this lesson also. To be able to leave your worries with Papa and not constantly take them back to see if you can fix them. (I know I'm bad about that. red face.) He loves you more than you realize and wants to hide you in His tent...and take care of all your worries. Please let Him. He does it SO well!

And the part about seeing the beauty of YHWH really appeals to me also. I know how much beauty I see around me but I just know there's beauty beyond my imagination even to see. Oh what joys I'm sure there are in Papa's house! To see the sapphire throne, the garden like setting, the beauty of His face. Sigh. In the meantime, I will enjoy the beauty around me. Then I can imagine how much more it will be in His house!! Too cool! Talk about sensory overload! My poor little mouth will be hanging open so much I'll most likely have birds building nests in it. LOL!

Well, I hope today's little blurp has been helpful to you. When I feel overwhelmed with all I'm trying to accomplish in a day, I read these verses....and it comforts my heart no end. May it comfort yours also. It's just another of Papa's Love letters to us....Let me leave you with a picture of some of His beauty here.
Now I think I have some singing to do! Shalom, Spitfire


Ahavah-Shim'eon said...

I do believe your 'mediating' moves along at a far greater lick than mine lol!

I could just sit with any of these verses for a month and still not fathom out the bottom of them.

One of favourites is to compare the differences between translations - English is an awful language at the best of times and a lot is lost in translation from the original.

Then of course, I wonder what they must have originally sounded like as 'songs' - probably not as we know 'singing' today - but still a beauty to ancient ears....

Take verse 4 for instance: I see a rework of Psalm 23.... 'to see the beauty of YHWH' can we dare to compare that to the beauty of His Son? 'to visit His Temple' where would our thoughts dare to go?

Does this verse alone inspire the artist in you, or the songster, or the poet... clearly it does.... what a wonderful picture.

love me xx

The Local Malcontent said...

Thank you for a wonderful post, and for helping me start the new day in a most positive way.
Now you go have a splendid day, too~! (and yes, that photo is stunning- what a world our Creator has made for us, His Children)

nanc said...

i'm so homesick for the FATHER'S house i could cry - so i do.

if he would just put an end to all the ugliness and soon - i'm getting so tired...if it weren't for THE LORD, i'd have no rest at all in this life.

too bad i'm too stubborn to give up the fight that's going on!

RaDena said...

Wonderful post, Spitfire!

How anyone can look at the beauty and awesomeness of God's work and not believe in Him is beyond my understanding. The fact that some believe everything was created by accident seems to me like that belief requires a lot more faith in miracles than having faith in He who actually created everything!

ABNPOPPA said...

I echo these comments Spitfire. I also wanted to comment on the Shalom gadget at the top of your page. What a wonderful way to great a follower or a newcomer.

Shalom, my friend,