Thursday, 30 April 2020

Good morning Church family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all today. This morning in my quiet time I was reading, Psalm 86:11-13 and it says “Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead.”

As I was reading it, I noticed something amazing about the structure of the verses. In verse 11 the action is on the part of God. It is not something we do but God does. Often in life we have had independence and self-sufficiency built into us, if there is a problem we must fix it, but here we find the need to be God sufficient, that when God teaches us His way we come to find a more stable footing, we begin to rely on God’s faithfulness, not our own or other people, or in the things around us. Which to be honest can feel like shifting sand at times. Psalm 84 gives the secret to a happier and more stable way of life. God can then create in us an undivided heart, one that respects God’s rightful place in our lives as number one. Verse 12 then has something for us to do, praise and glorify God. And verse 13 is the why that ties it all together “For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead.” God is for us; let us put our full trust in him and find our truest form of comfort in him, a comfort only he can give.

May God bless your day ahead.

Laurie

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