Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1)
LORD, rebuild your church — there is so much vain and fruitless labor in it.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so he gives His beloved sleep. (Psalm 127:2)
Jesus, help us find our rest in you — to trust you daily to provide for us.
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. (Psalm 127:3)
Holy Spirit, restore to our culture and society the understanding that children are a blessing.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. (Psalm 127:4)
Thank you, Father, for the children you have given us. Thank you for the blessings they bring to us daily.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate. (Psalm 127:5)
Father, you have given us a full quiver — thank you.
A word received: Remember the works of my hand.
Tuesday: , 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, ; Micah 1:1-9: Acts 23:12-24: Luke 7:1-17
Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; Micah 2:1-13: Acts 23:23-35: Luke 7:18-35
Notes from the Front Line
***** Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
Look, really look. Not just a cursory look but an in-depth look. What do you see? What do you sense? What do you understand? What is your mind telling you? What is your heart telling you? What is your soul telling you? What is God telling you? What do you deduce from your looking? What does God want you to see in your looking? I don’t have the answer for it is different for each of us as we are all so different. Look – observe for a while and then sit, and be content. Knowing that you have seen things seen and unseen.2 Corinthians 4:18 writes, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
***** Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Subject: Daiyl quote
Coming Soon “Daily Medications For The Heart And Soul”
Just over a year ago (with a pause for surgery!) the Lord prompted me to write 366 daily quotes. Today marks the mile post of completing that task He gave me. I do confess that it feels good to try to obey the Lord; actually it is euphoric, taking all the hip pain away. Brilliant! ALLELUIA…
I am now led to put all the quotes in a book that might be called, “Daily Medications For The Heart And Soul” (If we don’t come up with another title!) I will let you know when it is published. Now what to write… ummm.
It was Canon Bob Haskell who said to me over a year ago, “What does a writer do when he is not writing a book?” That question got me thinking and praying. The result of that prayer was this challenge from God. The result of that challenge will be the book. Oh what a feeling… God is so good. Wow even when the body is not working right there are times when the mind is! Thanks be to God.
Press on dear souls…
Blessings Fr. Nigel+