Saturday, June 21, 2014

Psalm 60-66

I love the way the Psalms are so applicable to our own lives and personal prayers.  

As I read them more and more, I keep finding new ways to talk to God and open myself up to His love.  Psalms 60-66 are no exception.

Our God is a wonderful God.  Through the work of His hands, He blesses us with so many wonders in this world, you know?  

And as wonderful as His works are, and as busy, mighty, majestic, and powerful as He is, He makes Himself available to us when we pray to Him.  He hears everything we say, our praises, our concerns, our confessions, and even our complaints.  I am so thankful.

The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
    where morning dawns, where evening fades,

    you call forth songs of joy.

God, who makes Himself so available to me, deserves the same in return.  This verse reminds me to take time throughout my day to be in awe of God's handiwork and His unfailing presence.

I have seen you in the sanctuary
    and beheld your power and your glory.

Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
    and in your name I will lift up my hands.

As I sit here on my back porch to write, my house is asleep, but the birds are serenading me with a beautiful song.  The squirrels are rustling the branches of the trees and jumping for joy.  The sun is rising and greeting me with a beautiful picture of God's light.  Awe and Awwwwwe.  Thank you, Lord, for another beautiful day with You.  

God wants us to see Him.  He is all around us, in all His power and glory.  His love is so good...

A prayer for today

Dear God,

I thank You for filling my days on earth with Your wonders.  Thank You for showing me Your power and glory.

Forgive me for letting myself become so distracted by busyness that I forget to take time to be in awe of Your handiwork that is all around me throughout my day.

Your Love, Lord, is better than life.  I pray You will help my lips, my mind, and my heart praise You as long as I live.  And as I lift my hands to You, use me to draw others into Your loving embrace.

In the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy 
Spirit I pray,

Love of Christ,

*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more.

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