Good morning from Texas!
I am glad to be back home, having slept in my own bed last night. (Wooo-Hooo!)
I arrived home from London Friday, but then went camping with my family and about 35 other families whose kids also attend the school my children do. I opted to unplug for the weekend, but didn’t want to skip any Psalms in my SOAP exercise, so I read this one Saturday, Sunday and then again today. It was one I enjoyed pausing on and reading over and over again.
The same verse stood out to me all weekend, so deciding which to SOAP this morning was easy.
Here’s what I heard most in Psalm 40 using SOAP:
Scripture: Psalm 40:5
You have multiplied , O Lord my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are more than can be told.
You have done so many amazing things for me, like no one else. I will share what you have done for me, although there is so much, I cannot cover everything.
I feel this way, exactly. God has amazed me in how much he has guided my life and blessed me beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I want to tell everyone of every little and big thing, and yet there are so so very many ways He has looked out for me and guided my path.
Lord, you really do amaze me. None can compare to you. You have guided me more than I ever could have expected. You have shown me the way and nudged me on that path, opening doors and presenting incredible opportunities for me in so many ways.
My business would be nothing without you. You have opened doors and placed people in my path and shown me so much favor. Thank you, Lord, for preparing me the way you have and for encouraging me on the way. As you know, this has not been easy, but seeing your hand in everything has made it a gorgeous adventure. I can only wonder what next steps you will share with me today, tomorrow and always. Please, Lord, prepare me for those steps as I need it and guide me in recognizing your guidance.
Also, Lord, show me how you want me to best tell your story in all of this. Help me to proclaim your wondrous deeds, as they are, truly, wondrous.
Thank you, Father.