Today, as I studied Psalm 34 I simply made it the prayer of my heart, in my own words…
I will bless you at all times. Your praise shall continually be in my mouth in the joy and in the sorrow. My soul, Oh Lord my soul makes its boast in you!
Let the humble HEAR and be GLAD.
Oh let others magnify you with us Lord. Let the community around us EXALT your name together.
I sought you Lord, I seek you now and you have answered me and will answer me. And you deliver me from all my fears. Looking to you makes me RADIANT and my face is never ashamed.
This poor woman cries and you heard me. You saved me out of all my troubles. Your angel Lord encamps around those who fear you and YOU Lord deliver them!
Oh that I would taste and see that you are GOOD Lord. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in you! Oh let me fear you Lord for those who fear you have NO LACK.
The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek you Lord, LACK NO GOOD THING.
Lord, give me ears to listen to you. To learn what it means to fear you. Help me to keep my tongue from evil and my lips from speaking deceit. Let me turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Your eyes Lord are towards the righteous and your ears toward their cry. And you have called me righteous and so you hear me, you listen, you respond.
And when I cry from help, you hear and deliver me out of all my troubles.
Lord, you are near to my broken heart and you have saved and will continue to save my crushed spirit.
Many are my afflictions Lord, but you have promised deliverance out of all of them.
You redeem our lives Lord.
Let me take refuge in you today.”
Question for Reflection:
1. Take some time to turn this Psalm into the prayer of your heart.
Tomorrow’s Passage (Day 12)
The people of Israel in Isaiah 43
A little Fall memory for the Dennis family this Halloween night…
A close friend of mine (whose name will not be named to protect the identity of her belly) and our husbands have made it a tradition to spend Halloween together. We watch “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad” (Disney style), play a game, eat popcorn and usually Kevin and I show up in a last minute costume we’ve come up with. This year however, we couldn’t hang out on halloween so a couple of nights ago we had our annual “Halloween” night together and thought what better way to make a memory then to have our husbands turn our preggo belly’s into pumpkins! This is something that is way out of the box for both of us, which made the memory all the more fun and hilarious! Enjoy a few of the pics from our evening (which, true confessions we still think is slightly weird to do and then show the world… but here you go, we got over ourselves for the sake of our kids)…. We think our sweet little pumpkins enjoyed their costumes for the night! Happy 37 weeks to our not so little pumpkin, Dasah Brielle!