LSOF: The Quiet Place

I would love nothing, but to just put aside the rest of the world and just bask in the presence of God.
To let everything that I face daily, just fade into the background;
Where it is just HIM and I, and that’s it.
Where I can just face the ground, close my eyes, and just be there.
Well, I’ve decided that it is possible to have this happen, on this blog…
right this moment.
As you read the verses below I want you to picture your situation. I want you to picture your day. Your fears, and triumphs.
The times you’ve laughed so hard, and the times you didn’t think you could survive so many tears.
Think of the vastness of the universe, the creation made by the Creator, Picture yourself standing there in the middle of it all, and it all surrounding you. Picture yourself back on earth, and floating on a river. Let it move inside your mind,
and reach your heart. Picture standing in the desert, picture blisters on your feet from the hot sand below. Picture a blazing sun. Picture green grass, a field full of flowers, wild mustangs crossing in front of you, the wind blowing through your hair giving you chills on your arms….

As you read the verse below picture all of this, and then picture what the face of God looks like to you.
A lot of time we dont’ reach this quiet place, because we let the factors of everything else affect the stillness.

Are you still yet? If not, as you read through these verses, say them either aloud or silently from your heart,
visualize them, and yourself in that moment…

O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.

4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.

7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.

8 My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.

PSALM 16:5-11

LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;
you have made my lot secure.

6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.

7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.

8 I have set the LORD always before me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,

10 because you will not abandon me to the grave, [c]
nor will you let your Holy One [d] see decay.

11 You have made [e] known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.


How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD Almighty!
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.

3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.

4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.

5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.

6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools. [b]

7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.

8 Hear my prayer, O LORD God Almighty;
listen to me, O God of Jacob.

9 Look upon our shield, [c] O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.

10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.

12 O LORD Almighty,
blessed is the man who trusts in you.

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