Psalm 119:105-112 (The Message)

“There is a tradition that King David used this psalm to teach his young son Solomon the alphabet—but not just the alphabet for writing letters: the alphabet of the spiritual life.” – Wikipedia

I guess the writer of this psalm used the alphabet to title each of the sections of this verse. I did not know that = )

Psalm 119:105-112 “By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back from living by your righteous order. Everything’s falling apart on me, GOD, put me together again with your Word. Festoon me with your finest sayings, GOD, teach me your holy rules. My life is as close as my own hands, but I don’t forget what you have revealed. The wicked do their best to throw me off track, but I don’t swerve an inch from your course. I inherited your book on living, it’s mine forever- what a gift! And how happy it makes me! I concentrate on doing exactly what you say- I always have and always will.”

I love how the Bible can give us just the right words to speak into our lives at just the right time. I wanted to share this with you today.

My world has been consumed with dropping kids off, picking kids up, playing with the kids, errands, cleaning, worship leading, rehearsals, teaching voice and piano and preparing for Christmas by buying gifts and making them which has led me to discover a love for crocheting hats!! I actually put some in a store here locally to sell. So I am making some as gifts for friends and family. It has been time consuming, but a lot of fun! Even in the midst of all of the busyness, I’ve made it a point to start my days off with the Lord by doing my devotions and talking with Him. That has helped me tremendously in keeping me centered and at peace (for the most part lol)

As far as singing is concerned, God is guiding me to lead worship more. Brian has been sensing it and so helping me learn how to do it. It is a surreal experience. My dad was and still is a worship pastor, Brian is a worship pastor, but I have always been a performer. Leading worship was so foreign to me and scary. You mean I have to get out of my comfort zone and communicate with the church. What if I say something dumb? (Which I have been known to do on more than a thousand occasions lol) Will they actually follow me and what I ask them to do? My voice is quiet, how can I make it leadership quality without sounding commanding. These are questions that come to the surface of my mind very quickly, but I have discovered with Brian’s guidance and my surrender to God’s leading, He has been able to use me to lead some great times of worship. It has been amazing to see and I give full credit to God, my help and strength. Kind of a change of direction for me. But very exciting. I am still writing more songs, but this season has become very busy for me and for my producer that we will probably wait until the new year to start recording again. It is hard to wait, but it also is very important for me to follow God’s lead. I do not want to take control and do things my way. I want to do things God’s way even if it might not make sense to me at the time.

Lara~

www.laramarriott.com & itunes

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