It has been so encouraging these last weeks of reading to literally be submerged in the Psalms. To hear David's heart and also his appointees to write prophetically so many truths about Christ so far into the future and then to know that it has all come true to the last detail, is incredible. As I read Psalms 16, the second paragraph, "I will praise the Lord, who councils me; even at night my heart instructs me. If it were a movie, it would have gone to a fade and then you would see me at a women's retreat in a beautiful retreat center in Washington. You would see me tossing and turning as I sought the Lord for the fresh word He wanted me to give the ladies there.
And then it happened as my heart beat fast and the electricity of heaven filled my room. God poured in to my heart exactly what He wanted for these ladies. Of course I had already prepared for that week, but in that moment, the most important word for me to share, was hot from Heaven.
That morning as I woke up and had my quiet time before I spoke, I opened up the Bible to this verse. I was so excited because it confirmed to my heart what God had shared with me that night.
Then it was so exciting to share with the women what I am sharing with you. There was a tremendous outpouring of His glory in the rest of that retreat, because when God says it and then you repeat what He says the words come alive by His Spirit.
It says in Psalm 19, "The Law of the Lord is perfect refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
So what blessed me so much in these readings is that everyone of us can hear from the Lord His special word just for us. And then when we hear it we are filled with joy and we become wise and our lives become radiant because we have heard from Him.
I can never get over the wonder that God loves a blonde headed lady who gets lost in Boise where I have lived forever and forgets her purse and bumps into stuff and gets into red cars that aren't hers in her exuberance.
He loves every one of us just the way we are. We delight Him by our love and our very being.
I know you love Him too.