I was bouncing around considering what I could post about today – as there are finally several thoughts in one once thoughtless brain. Well, I am probably still thoughtless most of the time.
Anyway, I have posted lots about work this week, and making it fun – but one of the then that I have struggled with this week, as many of us do if finding the place of contentment. So, I was bouncing through some places this morning and I stopped here at the 131 psalm. It simple, yet complicated, but I think it is a nice prayer for simplicity, contentment and hope.
1 My heart is not proud, LORD,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
2 But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.
3 Israel, put your hope in the LORD
both now and forevermore. Psalm 131 (New International Version, ©2010)
That is where I am trying to be as far as approaching things in this little life – having fun, being content and sharing the hope with love. Now, if we can master that. What do you think?
1God, I’m not trying to rule the roost, I don’t want to be king of the mountain.
I haven’t meddled where I have no business
or fantasized grandiose plans.
2 I’ve kept my feet on the ground,
I’ve cultivated a quiet heart.
Like a baby content in its mother’s arms,
my soul is a baby content.
3 Wait, Israel, for God. Wait with hope.
;Hope now; hope always! (Psalm 131, The Message)