Psalm 6 - One a Week Psalm Project
One A Week Psalm Project
I think I needed Psalm 6 when I was very unwell.
I may need it again.
Ps 6:5 “The dead do not remember you.”
For God, to remember is to act.
I think we need 2 different words for the meanings of ‘to remember’.
- One which involves only the brain and thought and then,
- a second one that has a more fully fleshed-out meaning that involves a physical act as a result of that memory.
The act of our lives and church gatherings should be ‘to remember’.
We need to combine the words ‘participate’ and ‘act’ and ‘remember’
We need to remember our ‘still moments’.
Not when the air or the weather is still, or even when the world is still around us
although they may in fact coincide,
but rather the still moments
within your body and soul – your inner self – your integrated self.
When you can feel a realization, or a touch from God, when a moment of clarity descends upon you, despite the world around.
We must recognise these still moments,
and reach out and grab them for they are few and far between.
They are important, for they are the liminal moments in our lives
when we stand on the threshold
between waking and sleeping,
between the real and the really real
between the physical and spiritual
and are in both places at once.
These are the moments when our inner selves are alive
and awake to this moment of the ‘more’ in life.
When we are open and available and ready,
even if we were not aware we were ready,
and we must reflect on them
ponder them, pray on them and
be thankful for them,
for they are no more or less real than the everyday moments,
but they can be harder to remember.
They can be seeds, so long as we water and fertilise the
soil where they fall within our inner-selves.
Otherwise they will be there in the sun, parched &
eventually dry up, wither & fall away.
But nurture them, reflect upon them, &
develop what you have learned & felt in your everyday life & hopefully,
they will grow soft green tentacles around your life.
6:2 Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony. My soul is in anguish. How long, O Lord, how long?”
6:9 “The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.”
I pray I am facing in the right direction as I stumble along
And that sometimes a light might be shone on my path to comfort me.
Help me to be patient, to seek out stillness, and to be satisfied with a slow moving boat.
I seem to be having a lot of creative project ideas at the moment.
Is it because I am having times of reflection in the morning?
Is it because of the time of reading the bible even if they appear unrelated?
Is it because I am feeling more well overall; less fibro-y?
Does it matter?