In the spring of 2006, I became disenchanted with life in general. My hope for the future was lost, and my desire for relationships faded. Even my heart for the Lord seemed faded, at best.
Early one morning in the waking hours of the day, I picked up the scriptures and began to read, not just read, but meditate on the scriptures and the goodness of God. What followed was an awakening. I read Psalm after Psalm, and I started writing down the meditations as I read.
You are about to read the first in a series of these meditations. I call them Meditations of a Common Man because sometimes I'm a simple guy with a simple lifestyle.
I desire that these meditations will draw you closer to God and that as I was drawn close to a loving Father, you too will find a refueled faith in a living God.
My Inheritance Your nature is in each and every good gift: Righteousness, truth, faithfulness, mercy, Compassion, love, hope, joy, salvation... So full is the list it will take eternity to speak them out. This is my inheritance from you. You have given them as weapons to fight against my own pride, Against my insecurities, anger, and fears. You’ve welcomed me with such a wonderful inheritance, And this is only the welcome. It’s not close to the end of your gifts! Not one of your gifts is a bad gift, And what you give is far beyond what I expect. Jesus, you are the ultimate giver! Let me never forget your most costly gift.
How to Use Meditations of a Common Man
The sole intent of Meditations of a Common Man is to delight in God and to come away renewed in heart, mind, body, and spirit. As you read, you will find yourself drawn to a word or phrase that I have written or from the scripture. When you come to these moments, rest in them, and take time to ponder. This is the point where you begin to meditate.