Now that I’m back to blogging, I’ve pulled out my stack of handwritten journals for content. No reason to reinvent the wheel, I’ve got so much fodder already, we will feast for years on the thoughts I’ve already logged. I’m not gonna lie, they are truly so humbling. I don’t think I realized 1) what an incredible complainer I can be, 2) just how much I doubt, 3) how terribly desperate I am for a Savior, and 4) the depths of loving-kindness and faithfulness our Father has been through the years. I know I say it all the time – He is faithful. He is faithfullllll. Can I give you a little hint as to how to know of His faithfulness so deeply? Write about it. Every day. Pour out your heart to God on paper (yes, paper) and then look back after a few years or ten. Man. His mighty hand in your life will be so evident. It renders such deep, unshakeable peace.
Today, I want to share with you a little exercise I do from time to time. As I’m reading scripture, I’ll write it back to God. For me, it’s so good to hand write it. Did you know that in the Old Testament, when a new king was appointed, he was to write the law (word for word) on new scrolls for himself? Personally, I think everyone should hand write because sequential hand movements are good for the brain which is so beneficial for thinking, memory, and language. But, I’m a veteran homeschooling Momma, what can I say?. . . But I digress.
This was written ten years, ago, now. Still so very true today. Taken from Psalm 29.
Oh Lord, thank you for making us mighty through Your name.
Thank you for your glory and strength.
Glory to Your name, O Lord.
I desire to worship You in holiness.
Cause me to worship You.
Your voice is on the water; Your glory thunder.
You are over many waters, Your voice is powerful.
Your are majestic, Your voice even breaks the cedars.
Your voice shakes the wilderness and makes the deer to calve.
You strip the forests bare.
Glory! to Your name.
Everything in Your temple says, Glory!
The Lord is King forever.
He will give strength to His people.
He will bless His people with peace.
Naturally, I would have written it differently, today. But, I want to record it here as it was written, then. It’s not rewriting scripture. Oh no. It’s journaling our heart back to God through His very word. It’s a form of worship. It’s personal. There are times when I use my own name in place of the pronouns: “Cause Angela to worship you…”
Take the time it takes to not only read God’s word, but own it for yourself. Personalize this love story (the Bible) to you in a way that makes it real to you. Nobody can do it for you; no spiritual mentor, no bible study leader, no Sunday school teacher, no worship leader, no pastor. Our walk with the Lord is personal and our very own. I hope you will find a way to make the Word come alive in the way that writes the Word on your heart, personally. It is then when you will truly worship.