The Lessons Learned

Heth ~ the Hebrew alphabet letter at the beginning of Psalm 119:57-64  ~ the symbolic meaning of this letter is a picture of an enclosure, fence or hedge.  Oh, how we each need to learn to live within this hedge of protection.

The Lord is my portion, I have promised to keep Your words,

I sought Your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to Your Word.

I considered my ways and turned my feet to Your testimonies.

I hastened and did not delay to keep Your commandments.

The cords of the wicked have encircled me, but I have not forgotten Your law.

At midnight I will rise and give thanks to You because of Your righteous ordinances.

I am a companion of all those who fear You, and of those who keep Your precepts.

The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O Lord; teach me Your statutes.

Recently, I was perusing some things in my circle of responsibility and realized with chagrin, that I had gone beyond the boundaries that had been set.

I quickly sensed that instead of feeling guilty and thinking the “oh no, thoughts, what am I going to do” the wisest thing was to simply repent.

Repent, because wholeheartedly I desire to go the opposite direction and set the compass of my heart so it focuses clearly on Jesus, His Living Word and Presence within me.

When I respond to His Presence with me…no more will I let sin reign, no more will I find comfort and joy in shopping, spending or even scrimping.

I will live, each moment of my days encompassed and enveloped in the Presence of the One Who has promised that He is more than enough, that He will supply all my needs according to His riches in glory.

So, this new year, before it has even begun, I choose to seek the glory of God, to chase after Him and to set myself securely upon my Father’s lap.

I will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my God is more than enough for me.  And I have learned that when their is repentance on my part, there is the promise of redemption on God’s part.


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  1. Janet Macy says


    What a great way to start the new year. I too pray that I will spend 2012 with the hedge of God’s presence surrounding me.

    Thanks for this meaningful post

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