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Little stories. Illustrations. Vignettes. All intended to crack the door to just a little more understanding.

Jesus offered a lot of these kinds of openings. He still does. Look to see what kind of new light might brighten your understanding just now.

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Listen

The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary, and give you support from Zion. May he remember all your offerings, and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices.... Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 20:1-3, 7

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Think

What is something you take pride in? Is it your singing voice? Your athletic ability? Your good grades? Your sense of humor?

It is good to be proud of our accomplishments! Today’s psalm says that we are to take pride in the name of the Lord our God. We are able to rejoice that we have a God who sends us help when we need it. The psalmist says that the Lord will remember our offerings, and give us support. It is a relief to know that God helps us daily with our troubles, no matter how big or how small. God will always help us to learn and understand anything, if we only seek God for guidance.

Just as we are able to take pride in what we do, we can have pride in God, who remembers us, knows us, and always helps us.

Sarah Briggs

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Pray

God, as I go through my day, help me to remember that you are with me. I know you will give me help when I need it. Amen.

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Go

Go now with your eyes watching,
Watching for the unfolding of God's words,
Words that give light,
Words that bring understanding
To even the most simpleminded.

Inspired by Psalm 119:130

Sarah Briggs

Sarah Briggs is a student at the Gardner-Webb School of Divinity. She also works at her alma mater, Wingate University, as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship intern. She enjoys laughter and good coffee, watching television shows on Netflix, and spending time with her family.

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