Thursday, March 5, 2009

MVOTW, Psalm 27

Thanks to my new blog follower, Meghan, for mentioning my MVOTW (check out her cutely-named blog and encourage her to continue blogging!). I totally forgot to do one for this week!

I think I'd really like to memorize a whole Psalm, section by section. I chose Psalm 27 in the New King James version.

It is considered "a Psalm of fearless trust in God". I continually struggle to trust in God and rest in His plans. Instead, I place hope in myself and make my own plans without thinking about God's will. I'm also a worry-wort and fear a lot of things (will I ever get everything done that I need to get done? will I be able to have more children? will my children trust in God? etc. etc) I truly need this scripture to be written on my heart, that is for sure!

I'm going to start memorizing verses 1 and 2 which are bolded below. The whole Psalm 27 is listed, though, so that you can see it in its entirety. Anyone want to join me?

A Psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.

4 One thing I have desired of the LORD,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the LORD,
And to inquire in His temple.
5 For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.

6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.

7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.”
9 Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the LORD will take care of me.

11 Teach me Your way, O LORD,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.

14 Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!

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The Deavours Family said...

i've memorized psalm 139 and LOVE speaking it throughout the day over my girls...annily can so far say, "O, know me."

(O Lord you have searched me and known me)

Meghan said...

I love this Psalm! Looks like a great one to memorize. I think I will join you.

Thanks for the comment and its nice to "meet" you too. I would love a flower headband ffs! I would also like to learn to make them myself. I'm beginning to sew a little and going to attempt to make my own cloth diapers. I have an idea in my mind on how I might make a headband...

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