The Soaring Eagle

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And God said

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“Let me hear of Your loving kindness in the morning,
for in You I put my trust”
(Psalm 143:8)

Reflection:
On Monday I went for blood tests for a condition that had all the possibilities of turning out to be very nasty. The results were due the next day but were delayed until Wednesday morning. On Tuesday night whilst praying these words from the psalm reached out to me in a special way,

“Let me hear of Your loving kindness in the morning,
for in You I put my trust”

They seemed to reach into my spirit where I embraced them and held on to them. In the morning, despite the occasional twinge of anxiety from which I chose to turn away, they remained with me. And eventually the news came that there was in all probability no condition that could not treated with medicines. Praise God indeed – or with a bit more enthusiasm, “Yay God!”

It is so special when God gives us a word, speaking into our situations. It underlines the importance of being close to Him, open to Him and in conversation with Him. This God of everlasting love is concerned about us as individuals and so often has a word for us of ‘strength, encouragement and comfort.’ (1 Corinthians 14:3) And the word that we have in Scripture is still a living word which He uses to speak to us and into our situations today.

Response:
Involve God in conversation about Your affairs and read His word expectantly.

Prayer:

Help me to be open to You Lord, to be alive to the possibility of Your speaking to me and to hear You when You do. Amen.

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(Photo: (c) Catherine Bondonno)

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5 thoughts on “And God said

  1. Makes me think of…

    “I serve a risen Savior
    He’s in the world today
    I know that He is living,
    Whatever men may say.
    I see His hand of mercy;
    I hear His voice of cheer;
    And just the time I need Him
    He’s always near.

    He lives, He lives,
    Christ Jesus lives today!
    He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
    He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
    You ask me how I know He lives?
    He lives within my heart.

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    • O yes – wonderful words which I haven’t seen for a long time. Thank you Jeff. 🙂

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      • The old hymns have a way of coming to mind, even after years of not hearing them, when they apply. I often use hymnary.org’s vast multi-denominational repository to cross reference scripture to hundreds of years of hymns. I know many old hymns, but I am amazed at how many other treasures are there to discover. I like to “decompile” old hymns as well to make them into prayers in plain language; I included one in my post from yesterday.

        If you would, check out my blog. Blessings.

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      • There is always another insight, another way of expressing a great truth, another inspiration – it is part of the wonder of our great journey alongside the footsteps of others. God bless you in yours Jeff.

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