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Numbers 26:52-28:15 ~ Luke 3:1-22
Psalm 61:1-8 ~ Proverbs 11:16-17
Short post today. Too much St. Patrick's Day fun! :) (just kidding... not really... just a very busy day today...) Hope everyone had a good St. Pat's. Actually, while I'm on this tangent, let me continue... :) Have you ever read or heard about the prayer of St. Patrick called "St. Patrick's Breastplate"? I actually first heard portions of this prayer prayed aloud several years back by Andy Crouch, a writer for Christianity Today, at a conference he was teaching at. This is a cool prayer.... check it out at this link here.
Psalms - Today we read Psalm 61, which has some powerful verses for us to meditate upon when the storms of life come crashing down upon us. This Psalm reminds us of who is indeed our true Rock – our true Refuge. Verses 1 through 5 are so powerful to meditate upon when you are going through a storm in your life –
“Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
I long to dwell in your tent forever
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
For you have heard my vows, O God;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.”
Do you cry out to God in prayer during the storms in your life? When your heart grows faint, do you call on God’s holy name, and allow him to lead you to his Rock? Do you believe that God can be your refuge? Your strong tower against the foe? Do you long to dwell in God’s house forever? Do you long to take refuge in the shelter of God’s wings?
What verses or insights jumped out for you in today's readings? Please post up in the Comments section below!