Psalm 40

Psalm 40 (NIV)
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.
4 Blessed is the one
who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.
5 Many, Lord my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare.
6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—
but my ears you have opened—
burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
7 Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
it is written about me in the scroll.
8 I desire to do your will, my God;
your law is within my heart.”
9 I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly;
I do not seal my lips, Lord,
as you know.
10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
from the great assembly.
11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
12 For troubles without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails within me.
13 Be pleased to save me, Lord;
come quickly, Lord, to help me.
14 May all who want to take my life
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.
15 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
be appalled at their own shame.
16 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The Lord is great!”
17 But as for me, I am poor and needy;
may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
you are my God, do not delay.

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Her Song was Love: in Memory of Shevah

Shevah in the Santa Fe National Forest - photo by su

 Shevah was a great companion, by my side for 6+ years. A Border Collie mix with true wit and intelligence. Her name means 7 in Hebrew, a number of spirituality and ascension. 

As a dog she was totally loyal and sensitive, and we were so in tune psychically that many times I did not even have to say what we were doing. She just knew. I was blessed by her loving kindness in more ways than I can explain in words. She loved other animals and made friends everywhere we went. It was her complete and unfettered connection to the Divine.  

Recently she began having seizures and I tried keeping her healthy with medicine andd special nutrition as long as she wanted to live. She fought hard to stay even though they got more frequent and painful, but was laid to rest on March 5 under a shady tree in AZ. 

Please remember her in your prayers as she travels between dimensions.