Sunday, February 6, 2011


peace. tranquility. quiet. freedom. harmony. security.

I read this the other night in my Bible. I was feeling very fitful that night; I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep even if I tried. I just felt very weighed down. So, again, I searched my Bible for an answer, for peace. And I came here:
it's long, but read it.

 Have mercy on me, O God,
because of your unfailing love.
Because of your great compassion,
blot out the stain of my sins.
 Wash me clean from my guilt.
Purify me from my sin.
 For I recognize my rebellion;
it haunts me day and night.
 Against you, and you alone, have I sinned;
I have done what is evil in your sight.
You will be proved right in what you say,
and your judgment against me is just.
For I was born a sinner—
yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
 But you desire honesty from the womb,
teaching me wisdom even there.
Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
 Oh, give me back my joy again;
you have broken me—
now let me rejoice.
Don’t keep looking at my sins.
Remove the stain of my guilt.
 Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.
 Do not banish me from your presence,
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and make me willing to obey you.
 Then I will teach your ways to rebels,
and they will return to you.
 Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves;
then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.
 Unseal my lips, O Lord,
that my mouth may praise you
 You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one.
You do not want a burnt offering.
 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit.
You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.
 Look with favor on Zion and help her;
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Then you will be pleased with sacrifices offered in the right spirit—
with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings.
Then bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar.

I italicized the parts that really spoke to me the most.
I prayed that, not just read it. And felt peace. Peace that only comes from God.
And I slept really good that night. :)
I'm glad I FINALLY got to post that! I've been meaning to for a while, but haven't gotten to it. Now I have. :)

Today is the Super Bowl Chili Cook-off at our church, so later on, we'll be going to see who wins the big game and eat a lot of chili! :) I don't know if you're like me, but the only reason I watch the bowl game is to see all the new commercials! It seems that they're funniest at the bowl game and then get really stupid during the year. I plan to laugh a lot tonight!
What are your plans for today??
Whatever they are, know that you can have peace, unlike anything in this world.
Happy Sunday!
I love you all!

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