Daily Devotion Thursday, February 20

Thursday, February 20, 2014 ­ PSALM 36; GENESIS 32:3-21; 1 JOHN 2:18-29 and JOHN 10:19-30

1 JOHN 2:18-29 – 24Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25And this is what he has promised us, eternal life.  …… abide in him. 28And now, little children, abide in him, 

The word that stands out to me today is, abide. We are to let God abide in us and we are to abide in him. This is mostly what life in Christ is all about, having God abide in us and us abide in God. If we do this, then everything else will follow; doing that which God calls us to do.

So today, sit with the word abide. Sense how God and God’s word abides in you and how you are called to abide in God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

I want to digress a little back to one of yesterday’s Psalms, Psalm 147.

PSALM 147:1-11 – 1   Praise the Lord! 
How good it is to sing praises to our God;
for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting. ….

4   He determines the number of the stars; 
he gives to all of them their names. 

Last week I received a Facebook post about the grandeur of the universe and our place within it. Here’s a link to a video that I find meaningful. Before you watch it, think about how God determines the number of the stars and gives them their names.

http://petapixel.com/2013/06/06/a-mind-bending-look-at-the-hubble-ultra-deep-field-photo-of-the-universe/

This leads me to Psalm 8, one of my favorite Psalms.

O Lord, our Sovereign,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens. …

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars that you have established;

what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
    mortals that you care for them?

Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
    and crowned them with glory and honor.

O Lord, our Sovereign,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

O Lord, how majestic is your name and how excellent are all your ways. May I abide in you as you abide in me. Amen.

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