September 16, 2011

September 16

           I have been reading through the Psalms lately, and I’ve found it to be imparting because the words I am reading seem to reflect the emotions I am feeling. In my own life, I go from feelings unsatisfied, impatient, and restless to desperately seeking contentment and joy from the Lord. My thoughts drift somewhere between trying to learn how to live day-by-day and the uncontrollable excitement for what God has for me in the future.

         I am not sure what the proper balance between is between living today to its fullest and looking toward the future for what God has in store. I know God has great and wonderful plans for my life and I want to follow that path to the best of my ability. However, sometimes the knowledge of a “better future” causes me to be exceedingly impatient and restless. I feel like I am wasting time; I should be doing something greater. Yet, I know now is the time where I am being told to wait and stop making plans but blindly follow the Lord… which is not my strong point! 
Psalm 16
 1 Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge
2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”
 5 LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

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