Friday, November 7, 2014

A Psalm by Which to Live

Ps 105:1-7

O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,
   make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
   tell of all his wonderful works.
Glory in his holy name;
   let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Seek the Lord and his strength;
   seek his presence continually.
Remember the wonderful works he has done,
   his miracles, and the judgements he has uttered,

He is the Lord our God;
   his judgements are in all the earth. 

Sometimes we may forget that His Living Word dwells in us, and us in Him, each and every present moment.  Scriptures breathe in us and have meaning and actual being, for they are His Being: living and active and a double-edged sword.  They have soul, for they have His Soul.  And they thus absorb into His Real Presence, our beings and our souls.

This song the other morning caught this hermit's body, mind, heart, and soul.  All of a sudden it realized that these words are alive with the Being and Breath of God.  It is a call to present moment holiness.  Each line gives us instruction in how to live, how to feel, how to be.

Each adjuration, each exhortation, each delight in thought and exclamation, is a plan of life, specifically and essentially. If we took just this Psalm as a guide by which to live one day, we would be living an ultimate, holy purpose:  to glorify God.

Of course, the power of His Living Word exists in the fullness of Scriptures.  It is a joy to remember this truth.  His Real Presence IS the Word.  Since the Most Holy Trinity comes to make His abode in us and invites us to live in Him, we become one with His Living Word.  It enlivens us and breathes through our beings.  And since God Is Love, His Living Word is love, as well.

Living with His Real Presence in His Living Word, daily and nightly, always produces love through, with, and in Him.  The Scriptures are filled with His Real Presence.  Each Scripture has the power and glory of God.  He lives in each, and we may live in Him and share in living and loving within His Living Word.  Then it breathes and speaks love to others in thought, word, and deed.

This is truly simple, is it not?

Let us try to live in His Real Presence and breathe and be and love in His Living Word.

God bless His Real Presence in us!  Little children, let us love one another, for love is of God.  Remain in His Love!

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