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With My Whole Heart before the gods

This week’s Bible burst on demigods, worship of pleasure and self, human dignity, and holiness. I thought I was going somewhere with my one-hour reflection, but I ran out of time. Any and all feedback to help me find the good bits me in here that are worth exploring or developing will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Bible Bursts

There are gods and there is God.  There are words and there is the Word.  There is strength and there is strength.

Psalms 138:1-3

  1. I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

  2. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

  3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.


In our material lives we live in the flesh, solid and “real”, we direct our gazes upon the bright and shiny and our ears upon the brash and the loud.  This is our survival instinct, we do it to survive.  And we look for the symmetrical and are drawn to this beauty, and listen for the soothing and are drawn to this comfort. …

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Christina Chase View All

Although crippled by disease, I'm fully alive in love. I write about the terrible beauty and sacred wonder of life, while living with physical disability and severe dependency. A revert to the Catholic faith through atheism, I'm not afraid to ask life's big questions. I explore what it means to be fully human through my weekly blog and have written a book: It's Good to Be Here, published by Sophia Institute Press.

4 thoughts on “With My Whole Heart before the gods Leave a comment

    • And I sure needed that best kind of strength when my physical strength was lacking last week. I’ve been thinking since of this verse, what Christ told St. Paul:
      “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
      Not sure if I’m exactly content with hardships and such, yet… 🙂 But I do thank God for showing me where true strength comes from. I always appreciate your visits, Limbi! Stay strong


      • You are strong, I believe I expressed that sentiment before and I know God moves within you,even through a keyboard and computer screen I can sense spiritually the anointing and power and the love of Christ that dwells in you.
        You inspire me truly and your friendship means a lot.

        Lots of love in Christ,
        You are indeed like a sister to me.


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