Saturday, October 09, 2010

Psalm 16

Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
      You guard all that is mine.
 The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
      What a wonderful inheritance!

Is it part of the human condition to always think that the grass is greener elsewhere? How different might the place be where we are now if we treated it as a wonderful inheritance?

I'm certainly not naieve enough to suggest that everyone could and should treat their current circumstances, current job situation or current life context as a blessing from God that is a pleasant land. But how often do we look at where we are and presume that somehow it isn't where God wants us to be?

If it's possible, if things are not so obviously wrong with where you are now, can you give thanks for it? What would it change in you, in your heart and mind, if you began to see it as God's place for you at this time. Maybe not for all time, but for this time?

I think this psalm has something to teach us about thankfulness.

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