The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:6a
As I was on my daily walk today I was struck by the beauty all around me.
My last few months, well years actually, have been full of stresses, but at every turn Abba has placed me in physical places that make it hard to miss His handiwork and His attention to detail.
When my mom was dying and I closed out her house, I lived with a version of this view every morning:
When I traveled overseas for ‘work’ recently. (Quotes because I really love what I do.) I had a view like this everyday on my walk!
Abba knows how much it means to me to be outside, or at least be able to see outside. It is one of the easiest ways I connect with my Creator. I can proclaim with King David of old when he wrote Psalm 16:
1 Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.
5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make 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 keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him 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 realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
What speaks to your heart? How do you know you are secure in the Lord in spite of your circumstances? I would genuinely enjoy learning how Abba makes Himself know to you!