Saturday, January 28, 2012

DAY 553: PSALMS 90

This wasn't a fun filled magical weekend but we sold the Volvo and a doctors visit confirmed that Bella has reflux. I'm going to top it off with a whole lot of crazy and go to the 11am service tomorrow. Surely attendance will be down with 500 plus Women gone right? We shall see.

I won't lie I really don't want to do this. I'm like my daughter who is never excited to do a reading lesson because she has to really use her brain. I'm tired and I'll be nursing a sweet little baby for the next four hours and I just want to zone out and watch mindless tv and enjoy the silence. But that won't fill me up. Moses, the author of this Psalm
knew what was truly satisfying.

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. (Psalm 90:14 NIV84)

I really want to come to a place where I find total and complete satisfaction in Christ. Its doubtful that I would be able to achieve this lofty goal outside of heaven. If we truly found all of our satisfaction in Christ we would never turn aside to other things, including self. The human race is so fragile in so many ways.

The very first verse of this Psalm really caught my eye.

Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations. (Psalm 90:1 NIV84)

What does that even mean to be somebody's dwelling place? I'm not exactly sure what Moses meant here but I love the imagery it produces in my head. The thought of being so intimately intwined with Christ that He truly does become a dwelling place, a stronghold and fortress. Forget about a man cave, how awesome would it be to curl on up in a God cave? I want God to be my dwelling place, I want this to be the place I turn to before zombie tv, chocolate, Internet or whatever.

This psalm ends with a beaut as well.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17 NIV84)

Establish the work of our hands for us. Again I'm not sure what Moses meant by this but to me it means a lot. God establish my day, may the work of my hands be what you establish for the day , not what I have on the agenda. Our days and nights are filled with such busyness. I can hear the desperation for rest it can cause in the voices of so many. What have I established that God never intended for my hands? Establish the work of my hands Lord and may you strip away the busyness that I've established myself.

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