Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Psalm 103
There is so much in Psalm 103 that I wanted to hang out here another day!
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:11-12
Moving through Lent, a season of repentance, can be a little heavy. Reflecting on my need for a Savior is sobering and that is good, but when I am feeling really weighted down by confessed and forgiven sin, then I know God isn’t behind it. Will I have natural consequences from my sin that I live with? Likely yes, but the promise above reminds me He will not hold it over my head.
Now, that is a relief! Jesus went to the cross in my stead!
I do find it rather amazing that God can redeem our past.
Amazing and liberating!
I love how God transforms lives! Yes, there is a time to reflect, repent, and seek forgiveness and restoration.
Hang on….Easter joy is coming soon!
Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Psalm 121
I love the comfort of Psalm 121. And even though we can all look it up and read it, I am going to add it below because reading and typing it are all ways it gets into my brain. I would prefer writing it out on a piece of paper or putting it to a melody because those are also excellent ways to get it into my mind! I am practicing being more mindful of what enters my brain but also just more mindful of what I am doing. Maybe it is an age thing, but there are moments when I ask myself some questions–be sure to emphasize the bolded words:
“What are you doing here?”
“Why are you here?”
“What are you doing?”
“What are you doing?”
Sometimes I do things on “automatic pilot”– without much thought–and that isn’t always bad, but it isn’t always good, either. Being more intentional/mindful/thoughtful about what I am doing, saying, reading, and writing helps me to make better choices!
“I lift up my eyes to the hills–where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip–he watches over you and will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you–the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day; nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm–he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” (New International Version)