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Surprise. Even shock. These can be part of the experience when knowledge is suddenly discovered.

But revelations are also the source of wider and deeper understanding, resulting in personal challenge that leads to change.

Watch for new insights that result from taking these next few moments to listen for what God might have you know.

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Listen

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed.

O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

Psalm 95:1–7a

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Think

After a long week, Saturday is the day to clean. The days at school and work have overwhelmed us and it is time to clean out the space inside of us.

Find a moment of quiet. Clear out, name, and put aside the stresses of deadlines, the arrogance over battles won, and the disappointment over battles lost. Now that there is room to breathe, invite gratitude in and let it swell within you.

Tune the harps so that they match the birds of the air. Cue the parades that march in joy. Dance in the light and feel carefree. In celebration of all the gifts of God, sing the song of your life. Hum in harmony with the God who reveals within us abundance, grace, and peace.

Carol Harston

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Pray

God of joy, I give thanks for you as I share smiles with friends, hugs with family, and gratitude for creation. May you overpower me with your abundance this day when I find you in the song of my life. Amen.

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Go

Go now, willing to be set free
By words that bring new life,
By grace that brings new light.

Prepare yourself for knowledge that brings peace
Which knows no limits.

God is giving you reasons to be hopeful
And a new song to sing.

Carol Harston

Carol Harston has served as minister to youth at Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, since 2007. Born and raised at Highland, Carol has found the joy of caring for youth in the same community that shaped her as a young person. Outside of youth ministry, Carol has her hands full as a mom to James (3 years old) and Collier (11 months old) and wife to Drew (orthopedic surgery resident and faithful youth volunteer).

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