Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Completely sustained

Lately it  has been quite amazing to me to see how God sustains us always.. especially in times of stress or uncertainty. I love the phrase "strength to strength" in this passage. It paints a picture of my mind of little stepping stones that are perfectly spaced apart leading to an abundantly beautiful garden. 
I am finding out first hand what it means to take one step at a time and how perfectly spaced apart these stepping stones of faith and provision are. 
Strength to strength.
And I am finding out that When I am completely surrendered, I am completely sustained.

Psalm 84

1How lovely is your dwelling place,

   O LORD of hosts!

2My soul longs, yes, faints

   for the courts of the LORD;

my heart and flesh sing for joy

   to the living God.

 3Even the sparrow finds a home,
   and the swallow a nest for herself,
   where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O LORD of hosts,
    my King and my God.


4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house,

   ever singing your praise! 


 5Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
    in whose heart are the highways to Zion  
(signifying God's promised Land/ fulfillment of His Word).
6As they go through the Valley of Baca 
(which is the valley of weeping)
   they make it a place of springs;
    the early rain also covers it with pools.


7They go from strength to strength;

   each one appears before God in Zion. (His promise)

 8O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
   give ear, O God of Jacob! 

9 Behold our shield, O God;

   look on the face of your anointed!

 10For a day in your courts is better
   than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
   than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

11For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
   the LORD bestows favor and honor.

No good thing does he withhold
   from those who walk uprightly.

12O LORD of hosts,

    blessed is the one who trusts in you!
{ Completely Sustained}

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