“Psalms of Ascent Series”, Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 129, Psalm 120v6

You have found a daily podcast based on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134).

They are designed to help our hearts and minds being a healthy place while the Covid 19 virus does its worst.

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1–4 NIV11)

Each day we will meditate on a verse or two from these wonderful Psalms as we make our pilgrimage from confusion to hope, pain to peace, anxiety to joy.

When we are lost we should not look at the lightening that flashes, but at the road it illuminates. Tragedy and difficulty may illuminate our true spiritual state, but we must not dwell on those issues, but instead on the way forward that the light has revealed.

There comes a time to reject the present situation, like Abram leaving Mesopotamia and Moses leaving Egypt. This is more than a moving on, it is a rejection of what currently is, what surrounds us, what is normal. This itself causes pain, but it is worth it. We never fully arrive on this earth, but we are going somewhere better (like the pilgrims on the road to Jerusalem).

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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)

God bless, Malcolm

PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John