I am currently reading through the Bible and journalling thoughts, comments and notable verses as I read. It’s an interesting journey. Today included Psalm 86. Here is my paraphrase…
Preserve my life
Be gracious to me
Gladden my soul
You (God) are good and forgiving
You (God) abound in love
Give ear to my prayer
No works are like Yours
You (God) are great and do marvellous things
Teach me Your way
I give thanks to You
You (God) have delivered me
You (God) are slow to anger and abounding in love
Show me a sign
Show me Your favour
In my walk with God, as I take time to pause I have always been amazed and reassured how the perfectness of Gods word can bring encouragement to me every day. The simpleness of these statements make them even more powerful and when I speak them over my life I am giving them permission to change me.
Why not take these 4 words and use them to bring the word of God alive in your own reading.
PAUSE and wait on God. Reflect on the PERFECTNESS of His word for you right where you are. Acknowledge how POWERFUL those words are. Give them PERMISSION to work in you and through you throughout your day.