My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad.
Today has been an eventful day. I tried to be aware of God and the impact of God’s ways in my life throughout today in respect to Psalm 34:2. Since reflecting on this passage, I can see how God (i.e. ELOHIM) is teaching me through recent experiences to allow my soul to boast in ELOHIM so that the humble can hear and be glad. As I walked into the building this morning and I started my descent down the stairs, I thanked ELOHIM for this day and the gift of being an MDiv student. I asked Him to help me steward my responsibility well and to help me remain sober in my spirit, soul, and body. This is a prayer that I normally pray at some point in my day. Usually, I pray this prayer when I first come into the building. This prayer helps me focus so that I can be mentally present in my classes to learn. The prayer also helps me center myself so that I can be a healthy associate, friend, and student in the DDS community. More importantly, this prayer helps me honor God and others around me in all that I say and do.
I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
October 22, 2019, included events that allowed me to learn to rest in the providence of God and to partner with others to get an issue resolved. It is quite interesting how something can cause irritation in a moment in time, but it is minor and unworthy of the attention I give it and the negative emotions and thoughts that ricochet in my being. I’m still learning the lesson that even if I’ve done all the right things and have been proactive that I am still subject to things not falling into place, I can be denied, and I can be delayed. Thankfully, I have matured over time and I am increasingly accepting this fact of life. I am still learning the balance of self-advocacy, expecting the best of people, contributing my best in the world, and doing all of this with love and grace.
Words of wisdom to live by from our Senior Leader, Bishop Earnest E. Robinson, Sr. and other guest writers.