Daily Archives: November 18, 2008

Day Seventy-Nine

Eleven days left…what are you going to do at the end of the eleven days? Mark this off as another chore done? Aimee and I have discussed that very thing. Not marking it off, but continuing on …in a deeper walk with HIM. What about you?

Will you lengthen your stride as you walk on?

Our Scripture reference for today is found in Psalm 116, the entire chapter. In reading this chapter, I did some studying in the JewishEncyclopedia.com and was amazed at all the traditions—that I know hardly anything about. Let’s stretch that a bit further. I know practically NOTHING about. There are some very interesting facts though. I encourage you to read up a bit when you have time. Beth mentions the possibility of Christ actually singing the song of the 116th Psalm. Do you think when you are singing a song—specifically TO HIM—that He may even sing along with you? That thought makes me smile.

Going back to the weekend reading you will remember that what they (Jesus and the disciples) were doing, was tradition. Strict tradition. If you can remember reading back when Moses lead the children of Israel out of Egypt and the ecstatic joy of being set free experienced by those in the caravan of followers, the dance and song lead by Moses’ sister, Miriam, that too became tradition for the Jewish people.

But here was Jesus—as Beth stated “with the clock ticking toward the cross” and He was singing. Part of me wants to say, “How could He?” While the other part of me knows, “How could He not?” His journey was coming to a close on this earth. He had taken the little band of followers as far as He could. The rest of the journey would be by faith. Even more faith for us today, for we have not seen, nor heard His voice, yet, we have unimaginable faith and trust in the God of all.

I join Beth in wondering exactly what He felt when He sang the words from the Psalms. Tradition says that these words were sang or recited. I love verse 2 that says: “Because he bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I have breath!”

How beautiful! It reminds me of a song we sing, “As long as I have breath, I will praise You Lord.” That was a song that we sang around Wanda’s bed as she began her departure from this life, and her body was readying itself for the next one. Each of our lives has had a song at one point or another—what’s your song?

Right now—and for the rest of my days my song could be sung, “I Give You My Heart”.

The words of that song take my focus off of me…and place them firmly at the foot of the cross. I see a clear picture of what He sacrificed for me when I close my eyes and sing that song.

As we end today, I am closing with the lyrics of that song. Let’s worship Him together today. As you go about your daily—reaffirm to His heart that WE belong to HIM and WE will live FOR HIM.

This is my desire, to honour You
Lord with all my heart I worship You
all I have within me
I give You praise
all that I adore is in You

Chorus:

Lord I give You my heart
I give You my soul
I live for You alone
Every breath that I take
Every moment I’m awake
Lord have Your way in me

This is my desire, to honour You
Lord with all my heart I worship You
all I have within me
I give You praise
all that I adore is in You

That is indeed my complete desire. To know HIM more—to LIVE FOR HIM.
I love you ladies…every single one.
Keeping the Faith,


Angie

Lyrics: LetsSingIt
Hillsong United–Lord I Give You My Heart