Under the Shadow of Your Wings

Psalm 63

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A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;

my soul thirsts for you;

my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

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So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands.

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My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

for you have been my help,

and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.

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Six months ago, my sweet daughter Noelle was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and we began seeking how to best care and treat that condition.

In the meantime, we have also been moving forward with a scheduled Nuss procedure for a congenital chest condition called Pectus Excavatum which is expected to take place sometime this summer.

Without my faith in Christ, and my firm knowledge that God is truly our good Father and loving Shepherd, I would be lost.

Jesus, by Your love and grace and watchful care, I am sustained. You carry us and care for us. We find mercy under Your loving wings and we sing for joy.

Teach Them Diligently

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Deuteronomy 6:4-7

There is only one God. He is the Lord.

We are to love Him most. Love Him best. We are to cherish Him above all else. He is our everything.

We are to love Him with our WHOLE heart and soul and strength.

And because we love Him so dearly, with all our heart and soul and strength,  we are to keep His words on our heart, and we teach our children to love Him, too.

We will teach His Words to our children moment by moment, day by day, night by night, and year by year. Precept upon precept, we will teach them. We will teach them diligently, when we’re sitting at home, and when we’re out and about; whether we’re all alone or whether people are watching us at the grocery store.

We will teach our children to love Him, like we love Him, because He is so worthy of our love.

This is my prayer for me, and my family, and for you and yours.