(A Walk Through the Psalms)
Kim’s Personal Journal Entry: Mile Marker 7
My quest for a deeper understanding of praise, worship, faith, and God is well underway, and it’s been everything I had hoped for and then some.
I have been delighted. Amazed. Joy-filled. Hopeful. Sobered. And enlightened. Still, I have more ground to cover.
The thing that stuns me the most about the psalms is how God’s message of love and salvation rings – reverberates really – throughout each of the psalms. I don’t know if I ever took the time to notice that.
When I previously read Psalms 1-7, I can tell you that I was impacted by the beauty of the words and the thoughts expressed through the psalmists, but I didn’t directly look for the praise-worship-faith-God connection as it related to me. I know…that’s kind of weird to say…and yet it’s true. I think I may have been looking on the surface level or the sub-surface level or maybe even from a bystander’s point of view. But this time, I am in each psalm. As crazy as that sounds, it is my reality as it stands in this moment.
In walking these few miles of my 150 Mile journey, I confess that I may have sped my way through them before. This time, however, I am very much appreciating the trip. I am slowing down to 1 mile per hour and cruising into the arms of my Savior.
In the first week alone, I have learned more about myself and my approach to study, prayer, meditation, and life application than I probably ever knew. It hasn’t been all bad, but there are definitely some areas I need to “slow down” in.
Isn’t it rather curious how God lines things up and makes things clear? All I know is that I needed this, and I am thankful, to be sure.
In approaching the book of the Psalms, I have slowed down enough to say that I have made a conscious decision to put myself in each of the psalms I come across. I will live each one, and I will live it ALIVE!
Let’s keep walking.
Kim’s Life Lesson:
Moments in life must be savored. It is not always best to rush. Instead of living at light speed, I must learn to enjoy the now moments…NOW. If I do that, then I can fully embrace the messages and lessons that God has prepared just for me.
Click on the link below to see an abbreviated breakdown of my Week 1 adventures through the psalms.
150 Miles to Go…and Counting, Mile Markers 1-7