Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"I had rather one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere"

The Psalm response today (Psalm 84) really stuck out to me as I read today's readings. It is a familiar line, having been made into a popular worship song, but what struck me was the origin. King David had so much, yet he was so aware of the greatness of God, that he knew he'd rather live for one single day in the house of God than repeat his life on earth.
Every day is a new adventure for me when journeying with Christ, but I still struggle with that concept. But part of the prayer from the Mass (we get the Word Among Us, which has the order of the Mass with the prayers and the readings) really helps to encourage me:
"relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace"
And that's something that I want to do- rely only on God and his amazing Grace. 
This morning's reading have really helped me, encouraging me, as I sit attempting to do my homework. But I have some lovely worshipful music playing, and I have a mug of hot tea, so life is splendid, Thanks be to God! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you posted this today! I've been in freak-out mode for the last few weeks, constantly worrying and agitating and fruitlessly spinning my wheels in several areas of my life. My word for today was "rest"--just relax and let God take care of it, let His grace lead the way. So thanks for the reminder :)


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