Written on My Heart: Psalm 34

Last week I posted about how I am a letter written by the Holy Spirit for every man to read. (2 Corinthians 3:1-4)

After reading that I am indeed a letter I realized I truly want to have God’s love letter written on my heart by the Holy Spirit. My present circumstance has me believing that in order to do this I need to rehearse an entire chapter of Scripture until it becomes a part of who I am. Memorizing: the term used for this type of work, still I’m not going to routinely recite and rehearse it until I can recount it by heart alone. I want to discover the truth of it as I go and allow God to enlarge my capacity to know Him and His great love through the pages of Scripture I commit to my heart.

You can: 1.) Pray for my endeavor. 2.) Join me in my journey. 3.) Share what you are learning along the way.

THE PLAN: I will be posting the entire chapter I am seeking to discover. Then over the course of the days following the initial posting – as long as I am working through it – I will be posting insights with the tag – “Written on My Heart.”

THE PRAYER: Holy Spirit come and write the words of Scripture I’ve committed to my heart upon my heart as a love letter for others to read. Help me discover new truths, new realities, and new life in the verses below. I pray you would reveal yourself, Father God and Jesus to me in the time I spend in Psalm 34. I ask also that you would show me who I am in relationship to these truths. In Jesus Name, I ask you to do all of thse things according to your will. AMEN.

WON’T. YOU. JOIN. IN? You. are. a. letter. TOO

Psalm 34

A Psalm of David when he pretended madness before
Abimelech,who drove him away, and he departed.

1 I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.

3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.

5 They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.

6 This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.

8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

9 Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.

10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

11 Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?

13 Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.

14 Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.

16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.

18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

20 He guards all his bones;
Not one of them is broken.

21 Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.

22 The Lord redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned

Psalms 34:1-22 (NKJV)

2 thoughts on “Written on My Heart: Psalm 34

  1. I’ve always loved this psalm Michelle. Over the years God has deposited the truth held in these words in my mind and heart as they were needed. Verse 4 – I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all of my fears has been particularly powerful. There have been many life circumstances that have scared me over the years, but I learned that if I took them to God by faith, He did and DOES deliver me from them. Living “fear free” is a blast – and it is our heritage as children of God!

  2. You know. I’ve loved it from a distance. I knew it was there – I’ve marked my way through it before but not like I am now. It is a joy to see God at work in my heart once again through this glorious recitation of God’s majestic presence at work in my life. YIPPEE! I love Him, so… Blessings.

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