Hello friends! Welcome back to another day together reading scripture. I thought you might be interested in a little fun fact. Today is exactly 1/3 of the way through our 365 day journey!! Ahh!!!! Way to go, everyone! I had a thought this morning and I would appreciate your feedback on this. I thought it might be nice to see one another and see who is all taking this journey together, as well as be a place to process the scripture together. You can fill out the form here if you have a moment :)
Thank you! :)
Scripture to Read
Psalm 119 65 - 96 (I read a little too much of this in the audio bible)
Questions to Consider
What does this teach me about God?
What does this teach me about humanity?
What does this reveal to me about what was happening culturally speaking?
How would I respond to what Isaiah is saying to the people if I were there?
- My Thoughts -
"Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will" This line really stuck out to me. My best mornings are when I get out of bed and go for a run right away. I don't listen to music, or books, or podcasts or anything. Just the sound of my own breathing and the world around me. It's incredibly invigorating for the day and as dramatic as it sounds I become acutely aware to how much of a blessing it is to simply wake up each morning with my heart beating, my lungs breathing, and my mind thinking. Each day we wake up the oppurtunity to do good, to inspire, to heal, and to love. My best mornings are this way.
My worst mornings are lazy and the snooze button gets abused. I wake up in a flurry of panic that is both unhealthy and impressive. I'm combing my hair with one hand while brushing with the other. Eating breakfast with one hand while getting dressed with the other. You get the idea. I rush out of the house being completely unaware of my surroundings and most of my day is a stressed out blur.
One of these mornings seems to reflect what the prophet is saying while the other seems like a waste of a day God gave me. Do you wake up giving your thanksgiving to God? Do you have any morning routines with God? Perhaps consider starting a simple one such as saying a quick prayer upon waking.
Today we pray (or sing) hymn 121 "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy"
Not quite the same as the lyrics below but these two are cute and I want to give them more views haha.
1 There's a wideness in God's mercy,
like the wideness of the sea;
there's a kindness in his justice
which is more than liberty.
2 There is welcome for the sinner,
and more graces for the good!
There is mercy with the Savior
There is healing in his blood
3 For the love of God is broader
than the measure of our mind;
and the heart of the eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
4 If our love were but more simple,
we should take him at his word;
and our lives would be illumined,
by the glory of the Lord.