Another Summer Mix

June 20, 2007

I have definitely enjoyed listening to my summer mix so far this summer. Whether I am working around the house, writing a blog, cleaning a parking lot, or cruising through town on a sunny day, those tunes just seem to hit the spot every time. If I had to add one more song to the mix right now, I would probably add “Dance Tonight”—the new song from Paul McCartney. Lyrically and musically this song is so simple, but it will have you dancing around your house tonight before you know it.

Speaking of songs for the summer, I have recently started going through another set that I am enjoying immensely. This year I have been reading through the Bible with a reading plan from Compass Bible Church. By following this plan, I will spend most of the summer reading through the book of Psalms—a collection of 150 amazing, God-entranced songs. Check out some of the greatest hits.

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”
Psalm 1:1-2

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Psalm 16:11

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Psalm 23:1

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”
Psalm 34:8,10

“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.”
Psalm 63:1,3

“But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.”
Psalm 73:28

“For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.”
Psalm 92:4

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Psalm 119:105

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”
Psalm 136:1

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!”
Psalm 150:6

Whether you were planning on it or not, you should go through Psalms this summer. Even if you already have a reading plan, try adding one Psalm into the mix each day. Or even choose a Psalm for the week, read it each day, and meditate on it throughout your week.

Some Psalms may be short, but they are loaded. I spent a whole semester trying to wrap my head around Psalm 131, and it’s only three verse long.

Meditate on the word this summer, remembering what the first Psalm says about the man who does this: “He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”

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One Response to “Another Summer Mix”

  1. Yo Bro,

    Every time I’ve read through the psalms is has greatly strengthened my understanding of who God is and stirred my heart to draw closer to Him. Thanks for the encouragement to meditate on God’s Word. It is definitely the key to having a good summer.

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