Sunday, February 24, 2008

Third Sunday of Lent

Scripture: Psalm 42

"As the deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. . . . By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. . . ."

Hymn: "Spirit Song" UMH 347
John Wimber, 1979

"O let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love.
Let him fill your heart and satisfy your soul.
. . . Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.


This sacrifice, O Lord! When will it ever become a hunger for you, rather than a hunger for the petty things I choose to give up? I want to want you! Do you really honor the attempt as much as you would honor a complete victory? Will I ever know for certain?

Ah, Lord God, this day, I choose you. This hour, I choose you. In this very moment, I choose you. Fill me with your Spirit, I pray.


Donna L. Carlaw said...

Thank you for your good thoughts on Lent, Psalmist.

God bless, and please take care,
Donna L. Carlaw

Psalmist said...

Hello, Donna.

I've decided to take it on faith that this visit of yours isn't part of your threat to invade my privacy.

You're as welcome as anyone else to read and post comments here, but your threat and your recent blog entries have done nothing to convince me that you ought to be trusted.

Just so you don't labor under the false assumption that one bland comment here undoes all the false accusations and malicious rhetoric you've engaged in elsewhere.