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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Awe Struck

Ever since I learned how to drive, I have processed many of my most joyful, most painful, most peaceful, most anxious, and "just normal" moments of life on the waterfront--pouring my heart out to God in prayer, or being captivated by His voice as I read His Word, or reading a book that gives me further insight into who He is, or talking about the Lord with a friend, or simply beholding His majesty in quiet awe as I gaze upon His glorious handiwork--taking in the sights, the sounds, the smells and even the taste of the salty sea air.

Today, this Psalm came to mind:
Psalm 19

1 The heavens declare the glory of God,and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

2 Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.

3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.

4 Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

In them he has set a tent for the sun,5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.

6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

8 the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.

13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me!Then I shall be blameless,and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

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