Psalms for the Journey
Yesterday I actually showed you a picture of my completely chaotic unorganized home with stacks of stuff everywhere. My kids who know me well are amazed that I am not going crazy in the mess. I am at peace because God is helping us go down this road of a simple remodel of care and maintenance for our home. I have always believed that we must care for what God has given us.
Why are we at peace? Because there is hope of future reward in seeing it all come together. Because we are a bit older, and we are doing it ourselves to save money it goes a bit slower, but that is okay. When I come home from work, I still have one place to sit in the living room. We can still get to the food in the kitchen. We have a bed to lie in at night. We can get to the bathrooms as well. Basic needs. Peace out. God is good…no, He’s great and I stand in awe of Him.
We are blessed in whatever mess we find ourselves because we believe, trust, love and have a desire to obey and follow the One who loves us most. “All you who fear God, how blessed you are!” begins the Psalmist this morning. “Stand in awe of God’s yes.”
“Enjoy your life.” “Peace”. These are the words that stand out to me today in our next Psalm for our own journeys.
Psalm 128, The Message
A Pilgrim Song
1-2 All you who fear God, how blessed you are!
how happily you walk on his smooth straight road!
You worked hard and deserve all you’ve got coming.
Enjoy the blessing! Revel in the goodness!
3-4 Your wife will bear children as a vine bears grapes,
your household lush as a vineyard,
The children around your table
as fresh and promising as young olive shoots.
Stand in awe of God’s Yes.
Oh, how he blesses the one who fears God!
5-6 Enjoy the good life in Jerusalem
every day of your life.
And enjoy your grandchildren.
Peace to Israel!
One last thought, unless you have already had it…
God is constantly remodeling us because he cares for us and loves us forever. HE will bring all things together at the second coming of Jesus Christ our Lord. Peace now. Peace then. Forever with Jesus in our perfect home that needs no new coat of paint. The work has already been done. Praise God! Yes, I stand in awe!
In the meantime, enjoy your spouse, you kids, their kids every day of your life. That’s what counts in glory. Peace.
In Jesus Name, Amen