Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Courageous but a Little Drowsy

Psalm 27 (NASB)

A Psalm of Fearless Trust in God.
    A Psalm of David.
 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the [a]defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?
2 When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though a host encamp against me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war arise against me,
In spite of this I [b]shall be confident.
 4 One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
To behold the [c]beauty of the LORD
And to [d]meditate in His temple.
5 For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His [e]tabernacle;
In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;
He will lift me up on a rock.
6 And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,
And I will offer in His tent sacrifices [f]with shouts of joy;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
 7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice,
And be gracious to me and answer me.
8 When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You,
“Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.”
9 Do not hide Your face from me,
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not abandon me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
10 [g]For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
But the LORD will take me up.
 11 Teach me Your way, O LORD,
And lead me in a level path
Because of [h]my foes.
12 Do not deliver me over to the [i]desire of my adversaries,
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
13 [j]I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the LORD.

I saw the movie "Courageous" today.  It made me very thankful for you.   I hope you know that there in the mansion God prepared for you, which must have it's own Starbucks to be truly Heaven for you.   Yes, you weren't perfect but you were what I needed.   If you started off wrong, you ended well.   You were courageous, indeed.   Thanks, Dad!
P.S.   No, I still haven't learned to like coffee.   Yes, I am your daughter, I look too much like you to say otherwise.   I know you wondered how I could even stay awake, but, well, you were right to wonder.  I don't always manage.   I think I got your napping gene, if not your coffee one.  

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