So today has been way busy. So for my reflection today, I am leaving you a link to my Photo-a-Day devotional blog and a few other tidbits here.
Tidbit #1 – Pastor Randy, my internship supervisor, began nearly every sermon I heard him preach with these words. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.” They are from Psalm 19:14 and while it is a beautiful way to start a sermon, I don’t think I ever have… I may need to change that.
Tidbit #2 – Our appointed reading today is Psalm 62.
For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall never be shaken.
3 How long will you assail a person,
will you batter your victim, all of you,
as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
4 Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence.
They take pleasure in falsehood;
they bless with their mouths,
but inwardly they curse.Selah
5 For God alone my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.Selah
9 Those of low estate are but a breath,
those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no confidence in extortion,
and set no vain hopes on robbery;
if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
11 Once God has spoken;
twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord.
For you repay to all
according to their work.
Tidbit #3 – I like rocks. Here are a few other photos of rocks from a place I was lucky enough to call home for six years. Washington Island, WI.
Tidbit #4 –
Holy God, you are the rock in my life. You are the one who holds on to me when I falter and fall. Thank you for being that rock, and empower me to live out my life of faith firmly resting on this foundation that is made up of your grace and forgiveness. In your holy name, I pray. Amen