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Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b

Exodus 2:23-24

Ephesians 5:1-6

 

Seek His Presence Continually 082511

 

As the Psalms so often do, Psalm 105 provides a thought for the day’s meditation. Psalm 105:4 tells us ‘seek his presence continually’. So much of our lives is different if we seek God’s presence in all we do. God is with us, if we seek him, when we work, eat, sleep, talk with family or strangers. God’s presence changes every moment of our daily lives, if we seek and ask for his presence.

 

This does not mean that we are bound with rules. It does mean that our lives become spirit-filled when we ask God to always be with us, and when we reaffirm our invitation when we start a job, a journey or a prayer.

 

May God be with you today. Pray for God’s presence in your life, in your church, your home and gardens. Pray that God will be with your loved ones, your children, family and co-workers.

 

Pray for peace,

(brother) Bill

Psalm 105

1O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples.

2Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works.

3Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

4Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually.

5Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,

6O offspring of his servant Abraham, children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

23Then Israel came to Egypt; Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.

24And the Lord made his people very fruitful, and made them stronger than their foes,

25whose hearts he then turned to hate his people, to deal craftily with his servants.

26He sent his servant Moses, and Aaron whom he had chosen.

45that they might keep his statutes and observe his laws. Praise the Lord!

Exodus 2:23-24

23After a long time the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned under their slavery, and cried out. Out of the slavery their cry for help rose up to God. 24God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Ephesians 5:1-6

5Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, 2and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

3But fornication and impurity of any kind, or greed, must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among saints. 4Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving. 5Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes on those who are disobedient.

The New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

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