Sunday, August 1, 2010

Daily devotional: God is my refuge

Scripture
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
Psalms 62:5-8 NIV

Observation
God is like a huge rock extending firmly out of the raging seas. We can depend on Him. Nothing can move Him, and we are ultimately safe in Him. How awesome is it that we can trust in Him at all times and pour out our hearts to the God who made the universe and sustains all life!

Application
Plant myself firmly into my God, who is my rock and my fortress. Trust in Him at all times, and pour out my heart to Him.

Prayer
Lord, You are awesome. You alone are worthy of all my praise, adoration, and confidence. I put my confidence in You and trust You. Thank you for carrying me through life, and not just saving me but granting me awesome life. Thank you as Duffy was saying this morning that You are my Heavenly Father, not my Heavenly Grandfather, that You love me enough to discipline me, correct me, and train me in righteousness. Thank you also as in John 3:17-18 that You came not to condemn the world, but to save the world. Thank you that in You there is complete forgiveness of all my sins. Thank you that even in Your holiness that You are also a God of utmost love and compassion, that You do not look to us to obey all Your laws before we can come to You. Rather, You call us lovingly to You like the father of the prodigal son, who didn't deserve His father's kindness, before You make and mold us by Your Spirit into the people You want us to be. Thank you for the transforming power of Jesus Christ in me. I love you!

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