Monday, August 20, 2012

Psalm of Life

I said to the Lord, “Keep me, O God, 
for I am safe in You. You are my Lord. 
Every good thing I have comes from You. 
You alone are my inheritance 
and my cup of blessing. 
You guard all that is mine.
You tell me what to do; 
even at night my heart teaches me. 
Because You are at my right hand, 
I will not be moved. 
My body also will rest without fear. 
You will show me the way of life, 
granting me joy in Your presence
and the pleasure of living with You forever."
from Psalm 16
This is a psalm of life--
words I will carry in my heart 
and draw on as I walk this day.
I am safe in You Lord.
You guard me and guide me all day long, 
so I do not need to be moved.
My body will be at rest and I will not fear.
I want to experience the joy of living with You forever
in the ordinary routine moments of today.
May it be true of me that:
I have set the Lord always before me.
To know Him and to live continually before Him
is my heart's cry.
There is no greater desire.


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