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Friday, December 12, 2008

Advent Meditation... Day 12

Advent Day 12
The Journey Towards Bethlehem
Year of Our LORD, 12.12.2008

Lord ADONAI, my heart is not haughty,
nor mine eyes lofty:
neither do I exercise myself
in great matters,
or in things too high for me.

Surely I have behaved
and quieted myself,
as a child that is weaned
of his mother:
my soul is even as a weaned child.
Psalm 131:1, 2

When do we get in trouble? It is when we over-step our boundaries and erroneously enter into a battle… to revenge a “wrong” done by others to us or to evince our own “righteousness,” perhaps.
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It is good to leave the battle… the revenge… to The LORD. Yes, we stand in our person for HIM+. Yes, we do HIS+ Way. And yes, we can expect discomfort to come for it. Our reaction shouldn’t be one of surprise but of a certainty that we are going to enter into a season of exercise. Our exercise is to behave and quiet ourselves, nestling in closer to the ONE+ Who+ came to restore what the locusts have eaten. HE+ will take care of it… if we leave the righting of the wrong in HIS+ hands.
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O LORD GOD, under Whose+ wings I have put my trust, help me guard my heart against all vengeful thoughts. Help me simply draw closer to THEE+, the Keeper of my soul, and learn to bless those who have hurt me that I might become like Thy Beloved SON+. I thank THEE, Holy FATHER, for sending HIM+ to be my Example as well as my Protector. This I pray in the name of The FATHER Who created me, The SON+ Who+ saves me, and the HOLY SPIRIT Who sanctifies. me. Amen
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