Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Monday, June 2, 2008

A desire to be.........

For the last few months in my quiet time I have been working through the new testament one chapter of each book at a time. Very slowly dissecting it through a bible study that lays out the Book, chapter and then gives you things to relate to in the end in the "responding to prayer" section. I am currently done with the new testament but at the end you are to work through Psalm. Oh how I was dreading this very long book that I thought I may not fully grasp. "But its SOOOO long God, are you sure I need to keep going?" Well I am starting into the 100th chapter and loving every minute of my time here with God. This has been a very good book for me at the most perfect time in my life. I can relate to so many things and also see things more clearly I could not grasp before. Any way all that was to just share a little snip-it of what I read this morning.
Psalm 99:1-3
The Lord reigns,
let the nations tremble;
he sits enthroned between the cherubim,
let the earth shake.
Great is the Lord in Zion;
he is exalted over all nations.
Let the praise your great and awesome name-
he is holy.
Then in the responding in prayer the author says this: Let the awe of knowing this Holy God sink in. Pray for a desire to be and do the things that characterize this holy God.
I loved that. Let the awe of knowing this Holy God sink in. To desire what he desires. To desire the things that makes him up. That characterizes not the things that make the world happy or my own selfish response to living in this crazy world but to long after and seek out his desire. Oh how I long for that to just be my nature. My first response. I long for that to be where I run. Not in my will but his be done. Especially in this time of recession if you stand very still and watch the things going on around you it is very easy to see where peoples treasures lie. God make me aware of how blessed I am and let me stand in awe of the mere fact that I get to see even of a glimpse of your glory. Love it!


Yvonne said...

amen! Preach is sister!

Crystal said...

I too love paying attention to each word in the versus that speak to me. Right now I'm meditating on the verse " 'THIS' is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in IT." Helps me stay in the now. Thanks for sharing :).

Rhonda said...

How cool. What is the book that is leading you through it? I LOVE the Psalms!