More than four years ago I embarked on a meditational journey through the Psalms. My practice has been to move verse by verse through the book asking meditational questions of my readers. You have come up with some great answers over the years, but I have provided few.
I have now finished the journey of asking and I am now beginning the journey of thinking on and answering my own questions through the Psalms. Let’s continue:
On the evening of May 20, 2016 I asked:
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night. Psalm 1:1,2
WHAT DOES DAY AND NIGHT MEAN TO YOU IN THIS CONTEXT? ARE YOU THERE YET? WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP IF NOT?
I think Day and night here speak to a constancy of rhythm a regular routine of being in the Word of God and not just reading it but of drawing it into our lives and asking, “What does this mean for me?”.
I am not so sure it is about a set time when everyone should pray and read their Bible as in….YOU SHOULD READ YOUR BIBLE RIGHT WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING….or…. YOU MUST READ YOUR BIBLE EVERY NIGHT RIGHT BEFORE BED. I think everyone is built differently and we each need to find our own rhythm where this thing called meditation fits. That said it should be a large part of our routine.
I am much farther along the journey than I used to be. The next step for me is to begin really focusing on the activities that call me away from the Vicarage. I am about to enter a season in my mother’s care where going out will become harder and harder and require much more planning. I think learning how to move much of my work into the Vicarage and to let go of some of those things I do away from the Vicarage is my next step.