There are many scriptural references I am so moved as to using them for myself daily…little quick words or phrases.
One such phrase I hear over and over in my head, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, not sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.”
Such verse(s) I make my mantra daily…..again, and again, and again.
I will share this with my sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, to all those who I come upon…I echo these words out to a world in pain, lost confused and seeking direction.
Like aimless wanderers looking at a map, but it is of the wrong continent the wrong world, the wrong universe, we ask, “Where is our example of where to go, who to look to for a vision, a dream, a purpose?
“Who will hold up the standard, who will light our path through the darkness?”
“Who stands for justice and mercy, who is our example of true Love and holiness?
“Father God, I know it is YOU, the answer to my many questions, let my words not fall on deaf ears, nor my petition and plea go without answer”
“Show me my purpose, help me to listen to your Spirit’s call…”
“Help me to listen!”
“Help me to hear your Spirit’s call.”
Psalm 15 (NRSV)
1 O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill?
2 Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart;
3 who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;
4 in whose eyes the wicked are despised, but who honor those who fear the Lord; who stand by their oath even to their hurt;
5 who do not lend money at interest, and do not take a bribe against the innocent. Those who do these things shall never be moved.