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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Psalm 19:1-14 NIV

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth. The law of the Lord  is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord  are trustworthy,
making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord  are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord  are radiant,
giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord  is pure,
enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord  are firm,
and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward. But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord , my Rock and my Redeemer.

It is sad that at times I go through my day and I fail to listen to what the world around me is proclaiming about God. I can get so self absorbed and focus only on myself and my stuff.  If I stop and smell the roses, listen to the birds sing, or slow myself to focus on a sunset or sunrise I can hear and see the goodness of the Lord proclaimed.

Listen to what the world around you is proclaiming about God today.  And may the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing in his sight.

Love today.

In Christ's love and mine,
Doug

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