Evening Meditation 6-5-20

ZAYIN

49 Remember your word to your servant,
    for you have given me hope.
50 My comfort in my suffering is this:
    Your promise preserves my life.
51 The arrogant mock me unmercifully,
    but I do not turn from your law.
52 I remember, Lord, your ancient laws,
    and I find comfort in them.
53 Indignation grips me because of the wicked,
    who have forsaken your law.
54 Your decrees are the theme of my song
    wherever I lodge.
55 In the night, Lord, I remember your name,
    that I may keep your law.
56 This has been my practice:
    I obey your precepts. Psalm 119: 49-56

Which of God’s laws are the most comforting to you? Why?

Mid Afternoon Meditation 6-5-20

ZAYIN

49 Remember your word to your servant,
    for you have given me hope.
50 My comfort in my suffering is this:
    Your promise preserves my life.
51 The arrogant mock me unmercifully,
    but I do not turn from your law.
52 I remember, Lord, your ancient laws,
    and I find comfort in them.
53 Indignation grips me because of the wicked,
    who have forsaken your law.
54 Your decrees are the theme of my song
    wherever I lodge.
55 In the night, Lord, I remember your name,
    that I may keep your law.
56 This has been my practice:
    I obey your precepts. Psalm 119: 49-56

What do you do when other people’s wicked actions negatively impact your life?

Share Your World From 6-1-20

This week I had trouble sticking to my writing regimen. Still, I am learning that when you fall off the writing horse you have to get write back on. This post may be a few days later than I planned, but at least it is getting done.

It is time to SHARE MY WORLD WITH ALL OF YOU. This is the weekly challenge where our hostess, Melanie, asks several questions and in answering them, we give our readers a peek into our worlds.

You can find out more about the challenge by clicking the underlined link above. But for now here are the week’s questions and my answers:

SHAREYOURWORLDSTARHANDS

Questions:

Is it ever okay to commit a crime?  Please explain.

This is a very old and very broad question. It leads to a bunch of “what-ifs” the answers to which have filled philosophy books for generations upon generations and scrolls upon scrolls before there were books. The truth is….I don’t know…it depends…maybe….probably not.

The truth is even if I have somehow managed to avoid breasking man’s laws I have surely transgressed God’s laws and I am constantly found wanting. I am so glad Christ has offered grace for this trangressor.

Do you deal with change well?  (not money, because I know some wit out there is thinking how bulky coins are. Well I did any how.    ) 

I like to think I have improved in this area, but my first reaction to change is still to resist it. I try though never to stick with my first reaction.

Do you like birds?   The sound of bird song in the morning, taking pictures of them, as food?   

I love birds. I feed the wild birds in my yard everyday and am currently in the process of making more feeders.

What’s the least used item of clothing you own?

It used to be my hat, but now that I am going bald I find I wear one to keep my head from scalding. That said I am still not very good at wearing gloves in the winter.


Gratitude:

If you care to share, what are you grateful for?  

It was this girl’s birthday yesterday.

Image may contain: Melanie Franklin, standing, child and outdoor

I am so glad I got to see her and her fam for a short socially distanced visit. We didn’t get to hug, but at least we got to see each other.

Morning Direction From Scripture 6-5-20

ZAYIN

49 Remember your word to your servant,
    for you have given me hope.
50 My comfort in my suffering is this:
    Your promise preserves my life.
51 The arrogant mock me unmercifully,
    but I do not turn from your law.
52 I remember, Lord, your ancient laws,
    and I find comfort in them.
53 Indignation grips me because of the wicked,
    who have forsaken your law.
54 Your decrees are the theme of my song
    wherever I lodge.
55 In the night, Lord, I remember your name,
    that I may keep your law.
56 This has been my practice:
    I obey your precepts. Psalm 119: 49-56

What is the promise of God you are clinging to most right now?