a little sunday treasure

Lately I have been spending a lot of time in the Psalms during my

readings.

One of the fun things is that I feel like I am uncovering

“buried” treasure.

What do I mean by that?

The more days that I spend reading Psalms, the more my eye

keeps seeing these words:

faithfulness

steadfast love

The more that I became aware of these words, the more

they just seemed to be everywhere.

Sometimes they were in a verse individually but often they

were linked together.

faithful: firm adherence to a person or thing or to a promise.

synonyms: loyal, constant, staunch, steadfast, resolute

steadfast: a steady and unwavering course in love, allegiance or conviction.
firmly fixed in place, immovable, not subject to change.

Don’t you love knowing that God’s faithfulness  expresses itself by adhering

Himself to us thus keeping His promises.

He is firmly fixed in place…immovable…He’s not changing.

You could say he is super glued to us.

He’s not changing His mind about us.

He is staying the course with His unwavering course of love.

I don’t know about you but that makes my heart swell just like

blowing air into a lifeless balloon.

Here are  some of my favorites:

“But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house,”

Psalm 5: 7

“All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love
and faithfulness,
for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.”

Psalm 25: 10 (see v. 7)

“For the word of the LORD is upright,
and all his work is done in faithfulness.

He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.”

Psalm 33: 4 (see v. 18b, 22)

“Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.”

Psalm 36: 5 (see v. 7, 10)

“Do not, O LORD, withhold your mercy from me;
let your steadfast love and your faithfulness
keep me safe forever.”

Psalm 40: 11

“Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.”

Psalm 63: 3

I could go on and on but I will let you uncover some for
yourself.

Look for his steadfast love and faithfulness in the written
Word.

Search for repeated words that shout of God’s nature
and character or ones that you need for your mind to be refreshed
and reminded.

In that Psalm of all Psalms, Psalm 119 declares,

“I treasure your word in my heart,
so that I may not sin against you.”

Psalm 119  speaks so much about God’s faithfulness and
steadfast love and the psalmist’s desire to walk in that way.

Think of your time in the Word as a treasure hunt.

There is no treasure if it remains buried and unearthed.

Dig deep and enjoy the precious gems.

“It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night.”

Psalm 92: 1,2 

Pssst…don’t forget that Monday begins 5 days of

A Work of Heart Giveaways.

Each post will appear early in the morning and end

at 9pm PST each day.

Just leave me a comment and it is open to anyone even if

you have won before,never  left a comment before and even

if you are related to me 🙂

Have a wonderful Sunday evening.

Now I am off to inspect some cheese grits and kiss

the master griller for making what I can smell is some

delectable teriyaki chicken…

The joys of summer nights!

Actually we are pretending we are the Next Food Network Star!

Anyone out there watching the finale tonight?

If you are, I am rooting for Susie!

Happy eating!

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One thought on “a little sunday treasure

  1. Felicia Gaskins says:

    I just joined in with Dad in reading the Psalms to a friend. We are using the Helen program of reading 5/day so that we finish in a month. Already behind! However, the amazing thing is how much our friend with Alzheimer’s remembers of the Psalms. He listens intently with his eyes closed and makes a comment at the end of the reading of each one. Sometimes his comments are about his personal connection with the Psalm, sometimes to comment that I have better diction than your Dad. Isn’t it a blessing to learn what is locked into our minds and can still be recalled even when we can’t remember what we ate for lunch an hour later? It would seem that only the important things remain; God’s never ending love for each of us.
    Mor

    Nothing to add to this precious comment other than to give praise to God for his goodness and to
    thank you for writing this for us to read.
    You are doing a hallowed work and are such a beautiful example of friendship.
    You inspire me so much!

    Like

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