GPS: July 13, 2015

Today’s Scripture:

Psalm 19

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.

There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;

yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,

which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy.

Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple;

the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes;

the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.

Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults.

Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Food For Thought:

In this passage of Scripture the Psalmist talks about how amazing that God is and how God’s nature tells of God’s glory. Think about your relationship with God and with nature. Do you feel closest to God out in nature? If so, is there a particular spot you like to go? For me, the mountains have always been a sacred spot for me to connect with God. Try to set aside some time to go to your favorite spot and reconnect with the Holy one.

Prayer:

God of unsearchable mystery and light,
 your weakness is greater than our strength,
 your foolishness brings all our cleverness to naught,
 your gentleness confounds the power we would claim.
 You call first to be last and last to be first,
servant to be leader and ruler to be underling of all. 
Pour into our hearts the wisdom of your Word and Spirit, 
that we may know your purpose and live to your glory. Amen.

 

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