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You are mighty, O Lord, and your faithfulness surrounds you.  Psalm 89:8 (NIV) 

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.  Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord.  

Psalm 89:14 – 15 (NIV)                 

            My morning reading of Psalm 89 gave me a vision of Jesus.   When I read about faithfulness surrounding the Lord, I stopped and thought about how that would look.  I saw Him standing in power with a hand uplifted in righteousness.  I saw “faithfulness” like a soft hedge of clouds, gentle, but steady, all about Him.  Then as I read of the blessing of acclaiming Him, I imagined His redeemed ones lauding Him with praise, worshiping all around.  Finally, I thought about walking the pathway of His light right into the throne room of the Almighty.   It was one of the cherished moments when the Holy Spirit takes my time with God into a higher realm, a place of joyful revelation.

            I determined to think on this vision all day, to center it in my being.  I knew there was power in what the Holy Spirit had revealed.  It would serve as a reminder that when I am troubled, to envision my Lord standing with faithfulness encircling Him, with absolutely no break in His commitment to me.  When the weight of this world is heavy upon me, I can choose instead to lift my voice in praise and watch for His blessings to pour forth.   I can remember I have a choice:  to tarry in the darkness or step confidently into the Light that is His presence.