PSALM 16:4-6

4. Their sorrows shall be multiplied who choose another god; their drink offerings of blood will I not offer or take their names upon my lips.

5. The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion cup; You hold and maintain my lot.

6. The lines are fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage. Amp.

Psalm 16 is about the most beautiful of the Psalms. There are many. This one is remembering so many beautiful blessings. He knows he has been blessed. Now how to put it into words.

I will try to put what he said in my own words. Every day I get up with the with the opportunity to be with the Lord. I do not have to work or leave my home. I live alone so I have no cooking to do for anyone else. I don’t have to serve the Lord; I get to serve the Lord.

He has allowed me to draw near to Him and learn all that He is. That is a true blessing. We have been given the opportunity to be with the creator of all. We are so prone to sin and to failure. Why would He lower Himself to be with us? But that is just what He has done.

Romans 12:2 says we are to have a new attitude. We must learn the truth. Man is a selfish being in need of refinement. We have to change our thinking. Our lives should be an expression of His goodness and mercy that we have received. If we walk around with a defeated mentality why would anyone want what we have been given?

We have the opportunity to draw near to Him and ask for all that we need to overcome any and all obstacles that we have. And He has promised to say yes. How could we have any complaints?

But yes, I do complain. I get weary with my own weaknesses and failures. All I want is to be more pleasing and faithful to the One Who has placed me in such a favorable position. But I fail and desire so much to be what He wants me to be.

What is it that He wants from Me? He wants me to not be like Peter when he walked on the water and sink. He wants me to focus only on Him and see the good in all things He has planned for me. But I continually see the hurts from my past. I continually see being falsely accused. I continually see those I love and pray for misunderstand my motives because they cannot see the whole picture.

I grow weary with the pains of this world that do not see how wonderful their creator is. I grow weary waiting for that day when every knee shall bow, and justice is finally met. But I never grow weary of serving the Lord. He is the greatest joy there is and I am blessed. He maintains my lot and it is a good one. He is the cup of goodness that I get to drink every day. He is my heritage, and my portion is endless. He lets me have all I want.

He allows me to praise and worship Him and He sends songs of deliverance that life me out of the earthly realm into the heavenly realm and away from the weariness of this world. That is where I am to dwell. Each day it grows more and more.

He will give me the victory in my thinking. I will have a new attitude and a renewed mind. I am growing. He has promised. That makes it a fact I can rely on.


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