Where are you in your spiritual journey? I am somewhere in the middle. I have history. I have not arrived.
This middle passage of my journey comes after some lessons learned that grant perspective, context and foundation for the path forward. But the goal remains on up ahead, beyond a bend, around which I cannot see. From experience, no doubt many bends.
Like one beggar sharing with another beggar where to find food, I dare to share these posts. I do not claim final answers. Only discoveries, so far.
Perhaps sharing will aid other sojourners. Perhaps you will share back, and my path and others’ will be that much more illuminated, and all our journeys will be enriched and furthered.
The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked, even my adversaries and my foes, came upon me to consume me, they stumbled and fell. Though an army company should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.
And now shall my head be lifted up above my adversaries round about me. Therefore will I offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of joy. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice. Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When You said, “Seek my face;” my heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
Do not hide Your face far from me. Do not put your servant away in anger. You have been my help. Do not leave me, nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.
Even if my father and my mother forsake me, the Lord will take me in and not forsake me.
Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a clear path, because of my adversaries.
Do not deliver me over to the will of my adversaries. For false witnesses have risen up against me, and they breathe out cruelty.
I would have fainted, unless I had believed I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.