It is beautiful outside. The weather is getting cooler. I’m sitting at a picnic table doing my Bible study. We did our Jericho walk this morning. It’s just amazing meeting for prayer outside under the tree while it is still dark. It’s so peaceful and I can feel God’s presence all around! The song on the radio right now says, “Speak…You have my attention Lord.” This is an amazing song! Oh wow – the sun is fixing to come up and I have a great seat this morning. I can’t wait till the day I can sit in a lawn chair or porch swing and enjoy a sunrise Bible study with my mom. Here it comes. The multitude of colors is amazing. I am in awe of God’s creation. Even the slight breeze grazing my arms – I know that it is Him.
The Psalm of Ascent I am studying this morning is Psalm 131. “Lord, ,my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things to high for me.” This is a song of triumph. It speaks of humility, which is the greatest triumph of all! Prison sure is a humbling experience! The next verse says: “Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother, my soul is even as a weaned child.” I have felt like a child on more than one occasion. At face value – I am treated as a child. I’m told what to do, when I can do it, what I can have, when I can sleep and wake up. And if I don’t do it how I’m told, I get in trouble. And being punished like a child, when you are an adult is not fun. Once again- it is very humbling. But if I look a little deeper, I no longer feel like I am treated as a child. I become childlike. I want to submit to authority. I want to submit to God. I want to have a childlike faith, submitting to my Father’s will. I no longer want to be self-willed like I was when I was living life my own way.
The last verse says, ” Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and forever.” This is a great Psalm to start my morning! Too bad the compound is waking up and moving around – so the peaceful morning is coming to an end.