Day 130, Psalm 130

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

I have a note in my prayer journal that says “you don’t know what you’ll miss without a pioneering spirit”. The note is from a sermon that I heard years ago. The last section of my journal is for taking notes after I spend time listening. To have a pioneering spirit is to desire to know what Jesus is creating around us and to join in. Psalm 130 and the photo I found to illustrate it, reminds me to continue this quest.

One of the prayers I say to prepare my heart to listen is: “Jesus, I want to dream with you. What are you creating around me and how can I join in?” Then I listen as long as I can stay still – usually 15-20 minutes. If I hear something I write it down and continue to pray over it until I can discern what it means. If I don’t hear anything, I simply ask Jesus to interrupt me anytime of the day or night.

I wait (patiently) for the LORD, my soul (expectantly) waits, and in His word do I hope. Psalm 130:5

In late July, I felt a nudge by Holy Spirit to blog a psalm a day for the last 150 days of the year. I knew it was the Lord because i would not have come up with that on my own. I am already at 130 days of this journey. It’s been a great blessing to me in several ways. God’s unfailing love and His lovingkindness have transformed from phrases to a deep truth in my heart.

Also, I have met some other pilgrims along the way that are faithful to share God’s word on social media. One of them received the same nudge in August and has been blogging through the psalms backwards. We met on the day we both posted psalm 75 – our half-way point. It’s doubled my blessing to read her thoughts on each psalm as I go forward and she goes backwards. God is so amazing.

I am trying to stay in the present journey before seeking a new one. There are 20 psalms to study until the years end. Thank you for coming along with me.

See you tomorrow for psalm 131.


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