by Dan Weyerhaeuser, Senior Pastor
Good morning, dear friends,
With the nation in such a state of unrest today, is it not incredibly helpful to begin by remembering that everywhere is present to Him? He is full present in all places in our world, including with you right now. HE has things to say to you, and this is your first great concern each day.
Take a moment to get still before Him. The point of this time of preparation is to consciously turn your attention away from everything else grabbing for your attention, so that you are giving your undivided attention to Him.
Ask Him to speak through His Word to you today.
Read Psalm 139 slowly. Pause often as you read, letting what you read be something you speak with Him about. (Example: V. 1 You have searched me and know me… I might pray, “Lord, I am grateful that even though you know me better than I know myself, here You are wanting to be with me.” V. 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up… I might pray, “Lord, often when I am relaxing at home, or out busy in my day, I am not thinking of you. But here I see that You are thinking about me, and present with me, and loving me. How do you DO that? Why do you do that? Thank You that You do that!”
NOTE: As you come across verses, you might think of someone else who needs the help of this prayer. This week my mother-in-law had a hospital visit, so when I read, “even (on the far side of the sea) Your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me,” I prayed, “please help Nancy to know Your close hand and love.”
Have at it! 😊
As you conclude: What is one truth about God from this text you can take through your day? How can you remember it?
Can you think of two people you will see today who don’t yet know the joy of Christ? Take a moment and pray for both of them, that God’s Spirit would give them new birth. Then watch for how He brings you two together.