“For the word of God is living and active,
sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing to the division of soul and spirit,
of joints and marrow, and discerning
the thoughts and intentions of heart.
And no creature is hidden from his sight,
but all are naked and exposed to the eyes
of him to whom we must all give an account.”
HEBREWS 4:12-13 ESV
I’ve been taking a deeper look at Psalm 119 over the past month. There is quite a bit of material here (one hundred and seventy-six verses)! So, in between diaper changes and carpooling my friend and I are searching for the blessings and characteristics outlined in this portion of scripture. Really trying to apply scripture on a day-to-day basis is like weight-lifting: it takes determination, perseverance, and having a spotter really helps, too. Oh, and most importantly, start out small or you are really going to be sore tomorrow! If the story of The Tortiose and the Hare was right, then slow and steady win the race. We are taking one stanza per week and thoughtfully reading through it each day. Stepping back to look at the big picture and then breaking it down into bite-size pieces, does a lot for the digestion! It feels fresh and very real to sit down for a good meal, and it leaves me hungry for more. I’m finding that I’m getting a more complete idea of what is being said and taking the time to hold up that “mirror” and really look closely at myself. It’s some heavy-lifting but it’s making me stronger, hey, it’s cheaper than the gym!
Echoes of Mercy: