Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Psalm 78-79

We struggle to be faithful.  Life in this world hits us, and we lose sight of what God tells us is really important.  

If you're like me, you don't do that on purpose.  Our intentions are good, but the world has a tendency to engulf us, disorient us and complicate things.  We become lost.  It happens.  And without realizing it, God's Word and will for our lives ends up in the bottom of a pile of "to-dos" instead of being the life-giving part of who we are.

Psalms 78-79 offer us a faith building history lesson today.  We have to recognize that this struggle we face to be faithful to our wonderful God and Savior is real.  It doesn't make us bad people, it validates our deep need for Jesus to be a part of our lives every single day.  

As human beings, we are in this struggle together.  Whatever we do, we have to help each other along the way.  Whatever we say, our words need to encourage and lift others up.  

I want the way I live every day to help my family and others remember God and know His amazing love.  

It's overwhelming at times, and I know I mess-up lots.  I say and do things I shouldn't, usually in the heat of the moment.

Like God's people in today's reading, recognizing and remembering my need for help from my Savior is the best thing I can ever do.

They remembered that God was their Rock,
    that God Most High was their Redeemer.

A prayer for today-

Dear God, 

Thank You for being my Rock and my Redeemer.

Forgive me for becoming engulfed in the ways of the world that cause me to drift from Your path and love for me.  

Help me, my family, my community, and this nation, Lord.  Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of Your name.  Forgive our sins.  We know we need Your saving grace every moment of every day.  Help us remember You and honor You.

By Your Holy Spirit, guide our actions and our words so that we remind people of You and Your amazing love.

I lift up all those who are struggling to be faithful to You, Lord. May the feel encouraged and loved by Your transforming presence. 

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


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


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