Contemplation

Contemplation

Sing to him a new song; play skilfully and shout for joy
(Psalm 33:3; NIV).

David was dancing before the Lord with all his might
(2 Samuel 6:14; NIV).

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him
(Psalm 37:7; NIV).

Be silent before the Sovereign LORD
(Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).


Lord,
I wish I could leap,
And dance,
And sing for joy
Before you.

But I can only
Lift my mind
And heart
And soul,
To worship you
In stillness,
And in silence.

Happiness

Happiness

My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him (Psalm 28: 7; NIV).

He [Jesus] is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie
(John 1:27; NIV).

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17; NIV).

Father,
I’m bursting with happiness
Because you love me unconditionally,
Even though I’m entirely unworthy
Of your delight.