and several more not pictured.
I am back in Hattie and am excited about the last few weeks of the semester. Lots going on. Lots of good stuff. And did I mention it definitely feels like Christmastime around here? It is so cold outside. And I don’t hate it. It just makes my hot Russian Caravan tea (smells and tastes like a campfire – not kidding) from Java Werks and good discussion with good friends that much better. For some reason.
A couple of weeks ago I was feasting on the fact that the Lord is my portion, brought to my attention by the Spirit through Mr. Charles H. Spurgeon, as well as a dear friend who led me into a vulnerable conversation that I very much needed to have at that moment (so thankful for God’s providence, it’s not even funny). He’s my whole portion. I don’t care to stop feasting on this fact, ever.
“I say to myself, ‘the Lord is my portion’.”
– Lamentations 3:24 –
“It is not ‘the Lord is partly my portion,” nor “the Lord is in my portion;’ but He Himself makes up the sum total of my soul’s inheritance. Within the circumference of that circle lies all that we possess or desire. The Lord is my portion. Not His grace merely, nor His love, nor His covenant, but Jehovah Himself…”
Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from You.”
As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.
The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; You hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.
For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let Your holy one see corruption.
You make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Also, some songs I can’t seem to stop listening to:
Yes, it’s from Breaking Dawn. No, I don’t want to think of Edward and Bella when I hear it. Precisely why I picked the one video on youtube without their faces : )
I’m so behind. I know. So great!