As I was going to bed last evening – my youngest son passed me his iPod Touch – “Here mom, let me show you how to go to Olive Tree to read in the morning – I put it in your folder.” Olive Tree is the App for my Bibles. He lets me share his iPod Touch for reading the Kindle and storing my music, checking Facebook on the couch, and reading my blogs. “In the morning”, he says, “Why don’t you read the Bible in bed, then wake me up?”
He is being sweet – and I enjoy his encouragement. I’ve also been distracted the last couple of days – prayerful for family situations, deaths, divorces, and now prayer for the online homeschool families who have been shocked by those we admire as we read their dispute in public. I can’t help but wonder if he knows that a momma that has been in the Word will be a much nicer momma come pancake time.
I wasn’t sure what day today is, so I chose Psalm 26, it seemed like we should be around the 26thish of the month. The Words came to life – and touched me. David says – “Judge me oh Lord, for I have walked in mine integrity. I have trusted also in the Lord. Therefore I shall not slide.”
“Examine me, and prove me, try my reins and heart. For they loving kindness is before my eyes.” I lean back on the pillow, picturing David, among his enemies. Leaning on his own integrity, his own trust in the Lord. I think of my tired heart, and wonder if I would have asked the Lord to try me with a gentle hand.
I read through the Psalm a couple of times, then felt the urge to read Romans chapter 1. Oh the words of Paul. ( I urge you to read Psalm 26 and Romans 1 today)
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. For it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith – the just shall live by Faith.”
To join in on the conversations of the Homeschool Conventions – one must align to a certain choice – Do you believe that the Word is the Infallible Word of God? Do you believe it is all true? Do you believe it is true for you?
While some our busy judging each other’s Christianity, love, heart – David asked God an opposite question – Judge ME oh Lord for I have walked in min integrity , the ‘I have trusted in the Lord’ was an ALSO.
The boys and I gathered around my little bible study area to look up the word Integrity. Did you know that the word is only listed in the Old Testament?
8537. Tom. Simplicity, Innocence, Truth. – I have stated many a times, I choose to simply believe that the whole Bible, what the Lord has allowed to stand as a volume, is what He wants to use in my life and is true. Out of this innocence, this simplistic knowledge – I walk out my life. I Trust in the Lord. To reveal himself to me. To show me righteousness. Without Man. Without trying to merge with contradicting science. Without the interpretation of prestigious accomplished leaders. David says, I will wash my hands in innocency – compass thine alter. We saw that Compass was Cabab (saw-bab), Revolve, surround, border, be about on every side. That is what I want. To revolve around His Alter. Be at His Feet. Return to Him.
As we ended our talking time, Jon spotted a rainbow in the sky, we snapped a photo just as it was fading into the rain clouds. He has a promise to us. I will walk in the hope of His return.
Psalm 26 Verse 7 hit me –
That I may publish with the voice of Thanksgiving and tell of thy wonderful works.
When I click Publish on this Live Writer Program, I will continue to ask myself – have I walked in Simplicity? Have I been Ashamed of the Gospel? Am I looking forward to His Return? Do I Trust in the Lord? Even in times of trouble, is His Loving Kindness before my eyes? I am THANKFUL for the day that the Lord has given me. Today. And Every Day.