Meditating on Your Works (July 5)

July 5

Meditating on Your Works

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 145:1-7 | 1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17 | Acts 23:11-35 | Proverbs 18:14-15

Today’s Scripture Focus:  Psalm 145:1-7

“On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works I will meditate” (Psalm 145:5 ESV).

It is easy in the busyness of our lives to neglect meditation. It is easy to rush through our devotional times with the Lord; to rush through our prayers. When we do, we neglect the discipline that is most likely to bring a sense of the presence of God to our daily lives: meditation.

When we slow down our reading and praying and take time to meditate and listen, we become more aware of His presence and more sensitive to His voice. Our whole perspective on the day changes as we remember the greatness of the God who loves us and cares for us. As we walk through the day aware of his goodness, we recognize his good works all around us.

Our negative attitudes and thought patterns begin to melt away with the sense of his glorious presence. The trials of life seem more bearable knowing he is with me. Even the most difficult circumstances and people cannot steal our joy when his presence is near, for “in his presence is fullness of joy.”

OK. Now go back and read Psalm 145 again. This time take it slow, chew on each phrase, and allow enough time to sense his presence and hear his voice. Take the time to meditate on these truths:

“Great is the Lord–his greatness is unsearchable”

“The glorious splendor of Your Majesty”

“I will meditate on your wondrous works, your mighty acts, your awesome deeds”

“The fame of Your abundant goodness and righteousness.”

Great are you Lord—your greatness is unsearchable. I worship you in the glorious splendor of Your Majesty. I will mediate on your wondrous works, your mighty acts, and your awesome deeds. I long to magnify the fame of Your abundant goodness and righteousness today and in the days to come. Amen.

About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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