I am thinking therefore I exist.
This week my woman's group finished Jennifer Rothschild's study - Me, Myself, and Lies - a "thought closet makeover."
Our thoughts ... self talk ... not only prove our "existence" - as the French philosopher Descartes concluded, but define who we are.
The links above give much more information on the Jennifer Rothschild's series, and I plan to blog more about some of these lessons in later posts.
As we raced to the finish line in this study, I was challenged by the leader of my group to memorize this ...
My old negative self-talk would say: "I'm not good a memorizing anymore."
So I am putting myself out there or should I say, I'm putting Psalm 103 out there in many ways on this blog.
* The Written Word.
"I can do it."
That's what I need to say to myself. So here we go ...
Audio: Read by Max McLean
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul:
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;
so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment
for all that are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways unto Moses,
his acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger,
and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide:
neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins;
nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth,
so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west,
so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth his children,
so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth our frame;
he remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass:
as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting
upon them that fear him,
and his righteousness unto children's children;
18 To such as keep his covenant,
and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens;
and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels,
that excel in strength,
that do his commandments,
hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts;
ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion:
bless the LORD, O my soul.
(King James Version)
These following weeks, I ask for your help and encouragement. And ask me how I'm doing.
Do you have any favorites which you have memorized and say to yourself?
Picture from Wikipedia: Thought bubble