Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Song in Your Heart

1TO YOU belongs silence (the submissive wonder of reverence which bursts forth into praise) and praise is due and fitting to You, O God, in Zion; and to You shall the vow be performed.
    2O You Who hear prayer, to You shall all people come.
    3Iniquities and much varied guilt prevail against me; [yet] as for our transgressions, You forgive and purge them away [make atonement for them and cover them out of Your sight]!
    4Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You choose and cause to come near, that he may dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple. --Psalm 65:1-4 (Amplified)
 "Blessed is the man whom God chooses and causes to come near..."  I find comfort in the fact that if I am sitting silently, turning my attention, awareness, and thoughts toward God, that it is due to God causing me to come near.  This psalm promises that when I have this brought near experience then I dwell right then in the goodness of God's residence and find all the goodness of the Holy Temple poured out before me.  All issues, problems, feelings, inadequacies, sadness, and guilt are purged and are removed not only from between God and I, but from myself as well.  What a wealth of wisdom, power, and affirmation a powerful King can lavish upon ones - even me - who He welcomes and calls my child, heir of the kingdom.

Take a few moments to just bask in the arms of contemplation and imagination of being in a majestic throne room, where you have been invited.  All pretense, anxiety, awkwardness set aside and heavenly servants bring you whatever your heart desires or needs.  What can you imagine them bringing?  Your sibling, Jesus, is there as well.  What would you like to pull him aside and ask him privately?  Imagine having that conversation with him.  Let the wideness of God's mercy, the profound realization that you are in this place because God wants you here, fill you.  Let the awe of His choosing you for this time and place surround you.  Lastly, find the peaceful assurance of a silence where God protects you raise a song of praise in your mind and heart.  What song would that be?  Let that tune be in your head the remainder of this day. 

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