My day goes better and I am more at peace when I do one thing before I do anything else.
I pull out my iPhone, turn to my Kindle app and read the five psalms, the five songs for the day.
Father, I listen to your voice through the voice and the words of other songwriters.
I connect with you.
On April 25 I read psalm 25, 55, 85, 115 and 145.
These verses, these phrases caught my attention.
Psalm 85:10 Unfailing love and truth have met. Righteousness and peace have kissed.
Psalm 115:1 Unfailing love and faithfulness.
Psalm 145:4 Let each generation tell the next generation of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.
I check the verses that I have highlighted and the comments I’ve made about those verses in past years.
Like photos framed in pink or blue or gold I hear you again.
Father, your words keep me on the path you have for me . They reassure me, encourage me to keep reading, keep listening and keep writing.
Even if my ‘Martha, Martha Story’ was just for D.
Even if she is my only reader it is worth the journey.
Before I do anything else I meet with you.
In the quiet hidden place
The songs & the sounds from Your heart
Touch my heart
My heart has heard you say come and talk with Me
My heart responds Lord, I am coming
Psalm 27:8 (NLT)
I am blessed . Blessed to have the freedom to just be with God before anything else.
I understand that your. days are filled with obligations. I understand that your days may be filled. with children , with work and with stress.
In these days of ‘Go Home – Stay Home’, how can meeting with God be your BEFORE?
May I suggest that you just whisper : My heart has heard You say come and talk with Me. Let your heart respond, ‘Father, I am coming’.
Before you do anything else, invite Him into your day .
He will speak.
Listen for the whispers.