Daily Devotion Friday, June 14

Friday, June 14, 2013 – Psalm 25; Song of Solomon 2:8-13; 4:1-4a, 5-7, 9-11; 2 Corinthians 12:11-21 and Luke 19:41-48

Psalm 25 – 1   To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
2a   O my God, in you I trust; ….

4   Make me to know your ways, O LORD;
teach me your paths.
5   Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all day long.

In visiting with a friend of mine yesterday, she shared how a spiritual director had encouraged her to experiment with different spiritual disciplines. The spiritual director noted how what she was doing mostly engaged the brain, thinking. So she encouraged my friend to get out and experience God within creation – experience God with her five senses.

I share this because I’ve been doing this daily devotion now, I’m really not sure how long I’ve been doing it and I’m beginning to sense a need for a change. When we do something the same way, for a long time, we become really comfortable with the way we’re doing things and may miss really sensing God’s presence and his word to us. I’m not sure how down the line I’ll change things, but I’m sensing God’s spirit calling me to change the way I go about my daily devotions.

The first step in this process for me will be to review how I go about my day with God and ask the Spirit to reveal how I might open myself up to God’s presence and guidance in new ways.

Today and for the next few days, sense how you go about your day with God. Is God calling for you to make some changes here or there.

Psalm 25 (portions of from The Message)

1-2 My head is high, God, held high; I’m looking to you, God; …

Show me how you work, God; School me in your ways.

Take me by the hand; Lead me down the path of truth. You are my Savior, aren’t you?

Mark the milestones of your mercy and love, God; Rebuild the ancient landmarks!

O God, do teach me your ways and lead me down your path of life. Help me be open to the guiding of your Spirit and open me to new ways of experiencing you and hearing you. Amen.

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