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Psalm 143:8

God put this scripture on my heart a few weeks ago and I’ve been working on memorizing it.  Memorization is not my strong point, so it’s been taking me awhile.  However, as I work on memorizing the words, the meaning seeps into my heart.  And that’s the true point of memorizing scripture, don’t you think?

“I give myself to you.”

I like how the New Living Translation words that last part.  It is action.  It’s not passive.  There is nothing half-way about it. I’m not sharing myself with Him or giving just parts of myself.  I’m giving ALL of me.

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. 

Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”  NIV

“I entrust my life.” 

What a relationship that implies!  Completely entrusting involves having absolute faith.  If I don’t have complete faith in Him, how am I going to fully entrust my life to Him?  Which part am I going to hold back because I don’t trust Him to take perfect care of it?

“Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. 

Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”  NRSV

“I lift up my soul.” 

What more can we give our Father, but our entire soul?  How else can we wholly respond to His unfailing and steadfast love, than to give Him every part of us?

But let us not look over the first part.

“Each morning.” (NLT)

This isn’t a one time thing.

He doesn’t show us his unfailing and steadfast love once and that’s all we get.

He shows us daily.

So, we respond daily.

Not out of obligation or necessity, but out of our love for Him.  It’s not an easy thing to do, but can we do any less for the One we say we love so deeply?

Today I give ALL of myself, entrust my ENTIRE life, give my WHOLE soul to you, Lord.

And tomorrow I pray I’ll have the strength to do it again.

Living thru faith,

Misty


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“My heart is telling me…”

Sarah and I spent a day together running errands and even though we didn’t do anything particularly special, it was a nice time of just being with each other.

She went with me to get my haircut, then we went to the bank so that she could turn in her last report card.  Our bank gives the kids a dollar for each “A” and this girl racked up this year!  Her report card has numbers instead of letter grades, so a 4 is considered an “A”.  With all the 4’s, she has received $10 a term.  That’s 40 bucks for the school year!!

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We picked up Eli and dropped him off at Petsmart for a bath (not his favorite pastime), went to Hobby Lobby and got frames for two pictures she made during Art class at school, and then it was time to decide where to go for our lunch date.

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I gave her three options…McDonald’s (every kid’s favorite), Sam’s (she loves the pizza & it’s CHEAP!), and Fazzoli’s (the girl can eat her weight in fettuccine alfredo).

First she said Sam’s, but on the way she changed her mind.

“Sam’s would still be fine, but my heart is telling me Fazzoli’s.”

I would have thought it would be her stomach doing the talking, but who can argue with the heart!

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It’s such a hoot to hang out with this girl!

Living thru faith,

Misty