Morning by Morning September 15, 2015

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015  Ezekiel 38-39; Psalms 145; Revelations 20

The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 145:18

I don't know about you, but today I needed a break from the intensity of Ezekiel, and the Psalm text assigned for this day provides that respite.  Psalm 145 is a song of pure praise to God.  Spend some time today basking in the language of just how amazing God is:

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
    his greatness is unsearchable.

The presence of God in the beauty of nature around us

On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
    and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

The fundamental character of God:

The Lord is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

The strength of God’s influence in this world and the next:

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

And the promise of God to those who suffer:

The Lord upholds all who are falling,
    and raises up all who are bowed down.

But for me, for today; I will focus on the nearness of God; this wonderful, majestic, powerful God who is present in all of creation CHOOSES to be near to me – to you.  God draws as near to us as our breath, and remains beside, above, beneath; in and through us; around us and above us.  This shall be my focus this day.  How about you?

 

October 4 is World Communion Sunday!  If you are able to recite the Lord's Prayer in a language other than English, would you kindly let me know?  I would love to have you participate in the service that morning.

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