How the words just keep teaching me

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

This is what it looks like in my Bible, this psalm that I keep going back to:

Psalm 100
A psalm. For giving thanks.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

I've fallen in love with it, especially for this season. I'm thrilled that the first part is familiar to me because it is a song on the Seeds of Praise CD called, "Shout." I cannot recommend those CDs enough. They take scripture, verbatim, and put it to music. Beautiful, catchy, sing-it-in-your-car music, and suddenly you have memorized life-giving words. Even better, your kids, who are always in the car with you, have memorized life-giving words.

"The sheep of his pasture" means more to me now that I've seen this video:
(If you are reading this via email, click here to view the video.)

Laura Parker at Life Overseas posted it a couple weeks ago - I always learn something from her.

Then, the part about thanksgiving . . . it makes this upcoming holiday feel more holy. It reminds me that we are giving thanks to God for His enduring love.

For His sameness and absolute reliability.

For His goodness and mercy.

For the way He listens even when we do not.

For His generous blessings which will take a lifetime to name.

I'm thinking about how this season of thankfulness helps me know, really know that the Lord is God.

Have you ever been drawn back to a passage over and over again? What are you thinking about these days?

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4 Responses to “How the words just keep teaching me”

  1. I love RVL! Thanks for sharing this video. I love learning about scripture that way - it makes it come so alive!

  2. ~ linda @ BeingWovenNovember 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Yes, "just enough"...thank you for sharing and for emphasizing how this short video changed your perspective.  You are right!  We must learn to depend upon the Shepherd for "just enough" for now, for today.  And stay near, stay in His Word. 
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  3. Psalm 63:1 seres my heart every time.  My whole body, longing for the Lord!

  4. Courtney,

    I loved RVL so much I watched it twice.  What an amazing lesson.  Just enough for today.  A little green pasture is like manna, just what we need for right now.  My passage that I drawn to is Job 42:2.  No purpose of His can be thwarted. 

    Nice meeting you...