Ponderings for Saturday 18 May 2019: Week 4 of Easter

My Faith Pondering

AM Psalm 55; PM Psalm 138, 139:1-17(18-23) Wisdom 7:1-14; Col. 3:12-17; Luke 7:18-28(29-30)31-35

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3: 16 – 17)

The writer of the words to the church in Colossae to admonish one another carries with it also the message of being willing to be admonished as well.  We correct others and we are corrected by others.  It is give and take.

This writer also encourages us to sing.  I like this encouragement.  Singing hymns is praying. I have favorite hymns I like to sing that I am also learning to play either on guitar or piano.  Sometimes when I get really into it, I move to the melody.  I love it when it takes over me.

Lastly, this Colossians writer teaches us to do the work we have been given to do in the name of Jesus, giving thanks to God.  So, counsel, given and received, singing to lift our spirits, and then all we do and say, we do in the name of Jesus.  Got it.  Thank You Jesus.

My Fitness Pondering

I am in a good place with my morning workouts.  It has come to just being habit for me.  It has moved on from something I sometimes dread.  I can’t remember the last time I did not do pushups first, or almost first thing in the morning.  Now I have to watch and be careful not to add too much to my morning workouts.  I hope that when you who read these words of mine you are mindful of your body and the need your body has for exercise. I believe daily exercise is better than having to take pills every day. Is this something that you want to work towards?  Your doctor should be the judge of that.  Exercise is my daily pill, as well as my milk cow “every day ethic.”

My Music Pondering

I played with two other guitarists last night.  It was fun playing and singing contemporary Christian songs. I mingled with old friends. We had good food and fellowship. But it began and ended with music.  Music is so important to us humans.  I believe God made us that way on purpose.  From David to the Revelation to John, singing has been shown in Holy Scripture to be something God intends for us.  I have been told that I have large ears.  Good!  I love hearing the Word and hearing hymns and songs of all kinds. It is becoming my art of choice.  Thank you Jesus.

Let us hear what the Spirit is saying through and to the people of the Creating Word and then let us “Ponder anew what the Almighty can do.”  John Thomas Frazier Sr.

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