To find our way somewhere, we first need to know where we want to go. Any directions we get, otherwise, are pretty much useless.

In these next quiet moments, think first about where you want to go as a believer. The Spirit awaits to take you there.

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The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

Psalm 19:1-4b

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Have you ever been given contradictory instructions like your mom or dad saying: “Hush and answer me when I’m talking to you”? That’s a little confusing, don’t you think? Today's psalm sounds like that when it says “There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth.”

I was at youth camp when I first heard Chris Rice interpret today’s verses in song:

A lightning flash, my pounding heart,
A breaching whale, a shooting star
Give testimony that You are
And my soul wells up with Hallelujahs.

Oh praise Him, all His mighty works.
There is no language where you can't be heard.
Your song goes out to all the earth.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Maybe that’s why, if we look up from our phones long enough, all of creation and everything around us, points us to our Creator. Hallelujah.

Steve Cothran

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Lord of Creation, every time I see rocks and trees and skies and seas and all the rest of your creation that renders me speechless, help me remember that it all points me to you. Amen.

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Go now with great confidence that the Spirit who has led you so far will continue to lead you into your future. Stay alert to any new direction the Spirit might take you, and then go willingly, with delight in new discovery!

Steve Cothran

Steve Cothran serves as associate pastor for youth/families alongside an amazing staff at First Baptist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina. His wife, Nancy, is also a minister and they are blessed with three unique children, Raleigh, Robyn, and Marina.

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