Take a moment to think about how you are expressing your love and praise to God. What difference does your being a child of God make in the way you live your life together with God and others?next >
Heaven is declaring God’s glory; the sky is proclaiming his handiwork. One day gushes the news to the next, and one night informs another what needs to be known. Of course, there’s no speech, no words — their voices can’t be heard — but their sound extends throughout the world; their words reach the ends of the earth.
God has made a tent in heaven for the sun. The sun is like a groom coming out of his honeymoon suite; like a warrior, it thrills at running its course. It rises in one end of the sky; its circuit is complete at the other. Nothing escapes its heat.
Psalm 19:1-6next >
Yesterday’s passage reminded us of the authority of Jesus, the authority of God, to act in ways we don’t have to understand but can still accept and praise in faith. Today’s Psalm reminds us that our God is, after all, the God who created the heavens, which give all glory to God in their continuing light, giving heat, nurture, and order to our existence. Our God is God of all possibilities, living and acting for our benefit. Every day and every night should visually remind us of the constant power and love God brings to our lives.
What miracles of God are you forgetting to acknowledge? Could you take up a simple practice of praise, honoring God by listing everyday miracles as you shower or brush your teeth each day? Would you let your senses be attuned to the powerful possibilities of God?
David Haunnext >
God of day and night, who tamed nothing into beautiful being, bring my mind and heart together in faith. Gift me to understand all that you will, but when my understanding ends, gift me to have faith to accept your mercy and grace without proof. I need your possibilities; let your Spirit school me in small mysteries of grace day after day. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.next >
Go, led by the Holy Spirit, making way for God to be first with you always and your neighbor to be second, answering God’s saving love with your life, meeting the miracle of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ with the gift of your honor-filled worship, both day and night, wherever you are, forever. Amen.
David Haun serves as the Minister to Youth and College Students at Fredericksburg Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia where he lives with his beautiful wife Lindsey. David and Lindsey have three children Owen, Ethan, and Claire.
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