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Psalm 121 personalized!

I will lift up my eyes to the hills –

From whence comes my help?

My help comes from the LORD,

Who made heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to be moved;

He who keeps you will not slumber.

Behold, He who keeps Israel

Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD is my keeper;

The LORD is my shade at my right hand.

The sun shall not strike me by day,

Nor the moon by night.

The LORD shall preserve me from all evil;

He shall preserve my soul.

The LORD shall preserve my going out and my coming in

From this time forth, and even forevermore.

New King James Version

 

Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, For my heart rejoiced in all my labor; And this was my reward from all my labor.

Ecclesiastes 2:10 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/ecc.2.10.NKJV

It makes sense to me. Especially since I’ve started working one year, I think I would want to satisfy my desires for the work I’ve been doing seems tough.

MSG 1 Corinthians 13:3-7 đź’ź

If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.
1 Corinthians 13:3‭-‬7 MSG

The Message version of the Bible.

What do you think about different versions of the Bible?

I think it can be helpful in understanding but I also consider what God says in Revelation about adding to this book or taking away from it.

This Is Deep…

“NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].”
Hebrews 11:1 AMPC

By memory, now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

I’m on my list day of Rear Guard, a devotional that can be found on the YouVersion app. Tonight or this morning, its 12:09 AM eastern time, tonight this devotional reading and the scripture with it had encouraged me. I’m in a place where I want to change jobs immediately. I miss being home. The truth is I’d rather work part time because I have spent so much, I have financial debt to pay. It sucks. Truly. I want to slow down, press pause on my life, but this I know I cannot do. Honestly though, if I shall work I’d really want it to be a job I can do from home. I’m ranting I think. Not in anger but in something else. Sadness?

Back to the devotional!

Rear Guard by Kennetra A. Bryant ED. D. By the Holy Spirit

I like to say by the Holy Spirit because it it is biblical work and it is truly from the bible, about God then I believe it must be influenced by the Holy Spirit.