Recalibrate

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Life can be difficult and painful, can’t it? Let the Word of God recalibrate your thinking about your circumstances.

Focus Scripture: Psalm 19 ESV

1 The heavens declare the glory of God,

and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

2 Day to day pours out speech,

and night to night reveals knowledge.

3 There is no speech, nor are there words,

whose voice is not heard.

4 Their voice goes out through all the earth,

and their words to the end of the world.

In them he has set a tent for the sun,

5 which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,

and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.

6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens,

and its circuit to the end of them,

and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7 The law of the LORD is perfect,

reviving the soul;

the testimony of the LORD is sure,

making wise the simple;

8 the precepts of the LORD are right,

rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the LORD is pure,

enlightening the eyes;

9 the fear of the LORD is clean,

enduring forever;

the rules of the LORD are true,

and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold,

even much fine gold;

sweeter also than honey

and drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;

in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can discern his errors?

Declare me innocent from hidden faults.

13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;

let them not have dominion over me!

Then I shall be blameless,

and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

be acceptable in your sight,

O LORD, my rock and my redeemer!

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Let the Word of God recalibrate your

thinking about your circumstances.

Life can be difficult and painful can’t it?

There are days when we feel like we don’t know which end is up.

We have thought that we kinda, sorta understood how

things fit together; well, kinda…

and then something happens and we absolutely don’t know

how to fit it into our view of God. We are stumped!

When this happens we can start down a path in our thinking

that can get us into a world of trouble.

This is why we want God’s Word to be so strongly

established in our hearts and in our minds.

It is to be not only prominent in our thinking,

it is to BE our thinking.

We want our way of thinking to be HIS way thinking.

He can really challenge us on this!

We know that He is kind and He is good and loving,

but there are days He can put us to the test

and make an exam from the toughest

professor seem like a walk in the park.

But let’s be honest.

We are NEVER going to give ourselves a tough exam.

We don’t like to be tested, and we really don’t like discovering

sin or weakness that we haven’t overcome.

So, the reasons for our heavenly Father’s tough exams

are not always obvious, but they are always

oozing with lovingkindness.

Sometimes love just doesn’t feel so lovely does it?

Praise God and thank Him

because He is helping us see the hidden sins that aren’t so

visible to the human eye, especially our own eye!

May I state the obvious? Our Lord, our heavenly Father, knows

what He is doing and it is ALWAYS for our best.

TAKING GOD’S WORD TO HEART

Don’t miss this amazing Psalm.

How often do you stop and take time to allow who God is

to penetrate your mind, your heart, and your soul?

We often feel like there is no time. Even five minutes can

seem like we are wasting time. Fight this lie with Psalm 29 and

see that God and His Word are perfect and powerful.

He does know what is best for you. Your daddy does know best.

Meditate on His goodness, His power, His Word and

how it goes forth as He speaks. God is in control even

over the “floods” in our lives. May His Word be our Truth

so we can live for Him and proclaim His Name and

His Word with our lips and in our lives in good times and bad.

AND BRINGING IT TO LIFE

Choose one truth from today and apply it to your heart.

Take it with you throughout the day.

12 Who can discern his errors?

Declare me innocent from hidden faults.

13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;

let them not have dominion over me!

Then I shall be blameless,

and innocent of great transgression.

PRAYER

Lord God, you determine our date of birth and when

we pass away. You know everything there is to know about us.

You know exactly how to grow and stretch us. I confess, Lord,

that I just don’t see my sin as you do. Please keep me from

my hidden sins. Please bring them out into the light.

Please destroy them and only leave your righteousness!

I am unable but YOU ARE ABLE! Please do it.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.


By Laurie Aker

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