The Spiritual Benefits of Tom and Jerry

Categories:Spiritual Growth

The past few summers have provided the same quandary each year. When my routine changes, my spiritual discipline is quite disrupted. Well, this week I decided to return to one of my favorite books of the Bible – Psalms. So, while my girls’ brains turn to mush on a regular diet of Tom and Jerry and Penelope Pitstop in the mornings, I am trying to ingest something more nourishing. I am taking a day or two or three and chewing on one psalm and journaling questions, thoughts, other related verses, etc… I’m less than a week in, but I have been quickly reminded how much I love His Word! Makes me ask the question that so many of us come back to time and time again – Why do I choose junk over sustenance, distraction over transformation, and sloth over growth?

So, I may come on over every now and then and share some of my thoughts, questions, etc…, and I would love for you to join the conversation. Nothing structured here. No expectations. I’m not committing to anything here 🙂 (most of you know all of this noncommittal mumbo-jumbo is for my own benefit; otherwise I’ll freak out like a wet cat).

Psalm 1

Heavenly Father,

May I truly and genuinely and really delight in your law and meditate on it day and night. I want to be a tree planted by streams of water who bears fruit in its season and whose leaf does not wither. I want whatever I do to prosper because I am so immersed in Your will that You can bless every thought, action, word, and deed as it brings you immense glory. May I not forfeit knowing You and serving You and pleasing You by walking in the counsel of the wicked, or standing in the way of sinners, or sitting in the seat of mockers. Your Word is powerful and You are glorious! Please allow all distractions to fall away that I might live with a singular focus – YOU! Please watch over my way and strengthen me as a warrior princess for YOU!

Heavy Mettle

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