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sunday inspirations...praying for the gatekeeper at my lips  

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Yesterday, I wrote about the trials I've been going through at work. In the post, I pointed a finger toward others rather than acknowledging the fingers pointing back at myself. But, much obliged to my virtual spiritual advisor, Revy Rev, who would not allow wallow in the self-pity. He, along with StraightTalk, made me confess to myself that "It Ain't About Me".

A hard confession? Yes. A necessary confession? Absolutely! So, it should come as no surprise that me and God have been having a real heart to heart conversation these past 24 hours. And He has surely reading me and telling me about myself. Ain't nothing I can say to defend myself because He knows all and besides my arms are just way too short to box with Him.

Needless to say, that I am currently in a state of self-reproval. Looking inward instead of outward. Acknowledging my short-comings, my deficiencies, and yes even my pride. I know that when I allow me to take over and not Him that no good can come. That I can not do His Will or the work that He has planned for me.

So, I going to keep praying asking God to be the Gatekeeper at my Lips and Order My Steps because I know that the Battle is Not Mine, It's the Lords.

Psalm 141
A psalm of David. LORD, I call to you; come quickly to help me; listen to my plea when I call. Let my prayer be incense before you; my uplifted hands an evening sacrifice. Set a guard, LORD, before my mouth, a gatekeeper at my lips. Do not let my heart incline to evil, or yield to any sin. I will never feast upon the fine food of evildoers. Let the just strike me; that is kindness; let them rebuke me; that is oil for my head. All this I shall not refuse, but will pray despite these trials. When their leaders are cast over the cliff, all will learn that my prayers were heard. As when a farmer plows a field into broken clods, so their bones will be strewn at the mouth of Sheol. My eyes are upon you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I take refuge; do not strip me of life. Guard me from the trap they have set for me, from the snares of evildoers. Into their own nets let all the wicked fall, while I make good my own escape.

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4 sojourners hollin' back

I was going to share similiar advice on your post from the other day. Revvy Rev said it right.

More importantly, you were willing to listen.

Excellent post. I wish you well in your journey.

peace, Villager

March 29, 2009 at 1:44 PM

I believe that you have found the proper spiritual remedy to apply to your situation.

Plus that you are having some church here today. Order My Steps is definitely a psalm of request for God's guidance. The Battle Is The Lord is the affirmation that no matter what is happening, The Lord has the capability to handle things.

Excellent food from the Feasting Table!

March 29, 2009 at 5:55 PM

@ Villager, Much obliged! I'm claiming the victory!

@ MLDeb, Cause I know you know what and how I'm feeling - ain't gotta say no more except - Much Obliged for being there!

March 29, 2009 at 8:32 PM

It is so much easier(at times) to let the negative side of our personalities hold sway for a bit, to travel into the self-pity zone. The thing is most don't follow it up with the hard confession. I congratulate you on that one. You learn, you listen, you don't stagnate.
U suggested your glad.

March 30, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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