Friday, October 28, 2011

My Strength

Some mornings I can't get out of the psalms.
And I am so grateful for them.
I find the words that lift up my soul like, 
strength, refuge, shepherd, rest, trust.
I was thinking about yesterday's "Turn to Me."
After writing that, which I believe and cry out for
with everything that I am, the day began.
Game on.
It involved people. And stuff that happened. 
Not everything happens exactly the way 
I would have scripted it.
Yea, sometimes, just a little different.
Those moments become weights in my hands.
Sometimes I push through 
and eek out the last rep.
Thank You Jesus!
Other times, not so much.
Next time.
Lord Jesus, this morning I come to You.
I repent for those moments 
I didn't turn to You by reflex.
You are my refuge and my fortress.
My God in whom I trust.
My desire is that my heart would be
continually turned in Your direction,
no matter what my hands are doing and 
no matter what direction my feet are going.
Today I ask for Your grace that
when those moments come, 
I look at the weights in my hand.
And I say then, "You are my strength."
All the way to the last rep.

2 comments:

  1. Making my own Psalm 62 declarations this morning and of course your conversation with the Lord echoes mine. V.5: "My soul waits only upon God and silently submits {O I am so good at that part!} to Him, for my hope, my expectation are from Him".
    Thank you for your heart to represent Him faithfully, fiercely, daily. I am encouraged and reminded to "lift up my eyes, from where does my help come from".

    Bless you today friend---

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  2. Linda, Just want to thank you for your faithful friendship and encouragement. Taking the time to comment is just another example of how you give:) Psalm 62 is my declaration as well...silently submitting is one of those training weights:) Love you!

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