Day 3 Psalms – Week 44 Devotional

By November 30, 2016Daily Devotional

Pray:

Ask God to orient or reorient you to Himself. Confess any known sin. Thank Him for His forgiveness. Be still and reflect on Jesus and His sacrifice for you. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to God’s Word. Pray for others in your life that they, too, would know and love God today.

Read:

Psalm 19:1-4

“1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

Understand:

The psalmist is telling us that God is revealing Himself to us in all that we see. It is amazing that God would even speak to us at all, and yet He does. Romans tells us that God speaks to everyone and that many will have no desire to listen to Him at all.

This psalm states that God’s wisdom, power, and His glory are seen in His creation. The psalmist looks to creation and he sees God! God’s creation is speaking day and night without ceasing.

Apply:

This leads to a question…Do you hear God?

We live in a time of constant information. Our world today is faced with a barrage of different types of communication: TV, radio, internet, instant messages, texts, emails, Facebook and Twitter. All of these are the touch of a finger away, fighting for our attention.

I often find myself caught up in this constant barrage of information. Honestly, sometimes I’ll turn on the TV just to have some noise on. If there is no TV around, then it’s pretty easy to open my phone to Facebook and peruse everyone’s posts. These are not necessarily bad in themselves, but they do take away opportunities for me to hear from God.

You see, the psalmist is telling us that God is always speaking. It may not be in an audible voice, but make no mistake about it, He is speaking. Just like He did when He spoke to Elijah on Mount Horeb, God spoke to him with a “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12). Our problem, if you’re like me, is we don’t take time to be still before Him and know that He is God.

Here’s a question for you…Will you take a moment and just be still right now? Don’t think about the next thing on the calendar, just be still. Listen. Look around at creation. Feel the warmth or the coolness of the place you’re at right now. Take a deep breath and let the oxygen molecules fill your lungs. Feel the air leave, blowing it across your hand. Put your fingers on the inside of your wrist. Feel your pulse, thinking about the blood flowing through your body one beat at a time. Admire the greatness of God’s design and creativeness.

Now be still and know that He is God. Let Him speak to your soul.

Live:

(Personalize this prayer today; make it specific to the circumstances that face you.)
Ask God to lead you through His Spirit as you go through your day. Ask Him to bring to mind the truth of the gospel and its implications for what you will encounter today. Tell Him “Yes” to His will and ask Him for His power and protection to live this “yes.” Ask God to create and reveal opportunities to proclaim the good news today. KEEP PRAYING THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY.

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