Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday...Ponderings of the Accidental Pastor's Wife

   The farm kids and I are studying Pure Joy God's Formula for Passionate Living. This weeks session has been heavy on our hearts; a Psalm of David that challenges us to take inventory of the impurities we have been confronted with in the past. We contemplate the danger zones that undermine our purity; rob our joy and steal our testimony.  Purity is not limited to sexuality, but includes our mind, our actions, the motives of our hearts. Purity encompasses all of the parts of us.  This week I ponder:

   Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have rusted also in the Lord; therefor I shall not slide.
   Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
   I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
 I have hated the congregation of evildoers; and will not sit with the wicked.
   I will wash mine hands in innocency; so will I compass thine altar, O Lord: 
That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. 
  Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
  In whose hand is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes. 
But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me. 
 My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the Lord.   
                                                                                                           Psalm 26


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