I have to give a shout out to a beautiful friend who sent me these readings. I'm so enjoying them Myles!
So today from Psalm 48
12 Walk about Zion, go around her,
count her towers,
13 consider well her ramparts,
view her citadels,
that you may tell of them to the next generation.
14 For this God is our God for ever and ever;
he will be our guide even to the end.
I love this invitation...Walk about...I've written about that before.
Walk about, go around, count, consider well, view...God is calling us to be intimately aquainted with his dwelling. To know him and his presence so that we can tell his story in detail. It is in knowing the details that we move from "this God" to "our God".
My oldest son has really grown as a writer this year. He has a wonderful teacher, Ms Demgen, who is challenging and encouraging him. There is one thing in particular he is learning to add to his assignments that was missing last year....adjectives. I simply adore adjectives...really I just like words in general. Just in case you're not sure what I'm talking about here is a definition: An adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun by describing, identifying, or quantifying words. I have to ask myself...what are my own personal adjectives for my God...how can I describe, identify or even attempt to quantify his presence in my life? Can I tell the story with lots of detail? Or do I have only a casual, broad perspective? Ms Demgen loves detail! It is spelled out on her grading rubrics. For general information...you get 1 point. For detail, feeling....adjectives...you get 5! Where am I on this Describing God Asssignment? Because....I want all 5 points! I need to spend more time just walking about...