Tuesday, June 1, 2010

David said it best...

I'm still working on that post of my thoughts on shadowing my principals....it's coming, but I'm not in the mindset to finish it tonight!!!

Tonight, I just want to talk about whatever comes to my mind. Have I mentioned that this is my last week of school? Can you hear me screaming with joy...can you? My plan is to party hard this summer...to live it up! I've got eight weeks to pack it all in, and that's exactly what I plan on doing!

I've blogged about Psalm 27:8 a couple of times before, but tonight, I took the time to read the entire chapter...

1 A psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation -- so why should I be afraid? The LORD protects me from danger -- so why should I tremble? 2 When evil people come to destroy me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. 3 Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will know no fear. Even if they attack me, I remain confident. 4 The one thing I ask of the LORD -- the thing I seek most -- is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD's perfections and meditating in his Temple. 5 For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. 6 Then I will hold my head high, above my enemies who surround me. At his Tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the LORD with music. 7 Listen to my pleading, O LORD. Be merciful and answer me! 8 My heart has heard you say, "Come and talk with me." And my heart responds, "LORD, I am coming." 9 Do not hide yourself from me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don't leave me now; don't abandon me, O God of my salvation! 10 Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close. 11 Teach me how to live, O LORD. Lead me along the path of honesty, for my enemies are waiting for me to fall. 12 Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I've never done and breathe out violence against me. 13 Yet I am confident that I will see the LORD's goodness while I am here in the land of the living. 14 Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.

David I feel, was in a place where he struggled with the goodness of God, and his current situations. Where he personally knew what God was capable of, but he had people in his life, many whom he respected that wanted to protect him, and offer their opinions. David was in a war...maybe physical, but definitely spiritual.

One can become spoiled when they've experienced the goodness of God, when they know that above all...He can. It's a dark road to travel when we are met with silence. It's not a good feeling at all.

Have you been there? Me too friends, me too!

Many people believed that David wrote the 27th Psalm in two parts...the break coming around verse 6. Verses 1-6 highlighting a time in his life where God's blessings were abundant, obvious, you know that place, where we can feel His hand and His presence?

Many Christians believe that verses 7-12 extend from a time in David's life when he desperately needed to hear from God. However, he felt that God was not answering him, that he was forgotten. Absurd yes....far fetched...I don't think so...

We all know that God doesn't move His face. The Bible says that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb 13:8). He is incapable of change....but we aren't. Our lives are in a constant state of motion, and with this comes the fact that we stray...maybe not for a long time, but a shift nonetheless. So, it's easy to feel that God is silent, hidden, or has pressed the ignore button on your calls, but the psalmist says it best, '13 Yet I am confident that I will see the LORD's goodness while I am here in the land of the living. 14 Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD. '

On this night my friends, it's enough for me. He is enough for me. If He understands, no one else has to. If He has said it will happen, then I believe it...I expect it, and I'll praise Him in advance for it.

The REACH! front:
Again, what can I say. Blessings all around! I met with part of the REACH! team weekend before last, and we started planning 'Defying Gravity,' the back-to-school event! I'm so excited. My summer days will be devoted to all things Principal and all things REACH! I bought a mini notebook computer today for easy travel so that I could take my work on the road with me. It was a GREAT deal...and the best part....it's pink! YAY!

Right now the date is September 18th if all goes well, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my principal will let us have it at my school. Our theatre is amazing...and free!!!!! Pray with me on that will you?

Goodnight bloggies....

3 comments:

Joi said...

it's SO CRAZY to me to sit and read the words and thoughts of my little cousin...I honestly started crying as I am now when I read your post...I was feeling TERRIBLE today Jay ...TERRIBLE and alone..sometimes when things are SOo bad it's hard to feel like GOD hasn't put me down..but I know better(I DO)..thank you for this post it did alot for me and after reading it I FEEL SOoo much better..when I logged on to FB there it was waiting for me, Thanks Girl I love YOU:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jarvis! I can't believe I ran across your blog. My name is Jessica and we were really good friends at North Jackson. You moved to Germany and we lost touch. How have you been?! Its probably been 20 years!

Jarvis Noelle said...

Joi...so glad it made you feel better! love you too!!!

Jessica...is your last name Stokes? E-mail me when you get a chance...noelle.daughrity@gmail.com