So another Sunday morning. Bright light from the rectangular window tells me it is another day, and I open my eyes. Take a deep breath. I realize that I am still alive. Yeah! Soooo.....
My left elbow accidentally hit the nursing button, instead turning on the TV. Ah, I thought. I'll muse around for some 'church' because I miss my Lord. The teachings thereof. The intermingling level of spirituality swayed as transfixed, I listened.
It was a great sermon. Wonderful and uplifting. Exactly what I needed to hear. And then, I went to their website. First page. Bible Study.
I have been longing to renew my Bible studies. When one is at the bottom of the pit with no way out but through God, one is humbled. In the fetal position, I let these words saturate my soul. I dwelled on these words for minutes, whispering so as not to awaken my hospital-mate. Confirming that he is still snoring, I hasten to write these words before the feelings and the emotions leave my brain.
Today is the first day that I ever read this Psalm. It is solid. It hit me hard...so now I shall commit it to memory. So I can take it with me and harbor it in my soul. But of course it is not just for me. It is for all. So here I share the most beautiful written words that are new to me, and I marvel at how much more earnest my longings shall be.
Bible study from InTouch.org; my miracle for the morning. LoLv.
The Thirsting Soul Satisfied in God.
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
1O God, (A)You are my God; I shall seek You [a]earnestly;
My soul (B)thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,
In a (C)dry and weary land where there is no water.
2Thus I have (D)seen You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
3Because Your (E)lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips will praise You.
4So I will bless You (F)as long as I live;
I will (G)lift up my hands in Your name.
5My soul is (H)satisfied as with [b]marrow and fatness,
And my mouth offers (I)praises with joyful lips.
6When I remember You (J)on my bed,
I meditate on You in the (K)night watches,
7For (L)You have been my help,
And in the (M)shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
8My soul (N)clings to You;
Your (O)right hand upholds me.