The rules have changed. Our cheese has been moved. Starting in October, there will no longer be daily devotionals posted to your inbox. Instead Wednesday “Focus on Faith” will be available. I’m not completely sure how and where it will be accessed, but if you’re reading this, you must have been successful!
Add, also, a class being taught by our Pastor, Rev. Mike Wicks, on preaching. Now I am faced with composing a coherent thought based on the Presbyterian Lectionary. This is a tall order for an amateur, very amateur, theologian.
“Oh, how I love your law!
I meditate on it all day long.
Your commands are always with me
and make me wiser than my enemies.
I have more insight than all my teachers,
for I meditate on your statutes.
I have more understanding than the elders,
for I obey your precepts.
I have kept my feet from every evil path
so that I might obey your word.
I have not departed from your laws,
for you yourself have taught me.
How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
I gain understanding from your precepts;
therefore I hate every wrong path.”
Any grandparent who has ever watched an unruly grandchild, any shopper who has ever observed a toddler’s screaming fit in the toy aisle, has likely said something to the order of, “What that kid needs is discipline! Kids need consistent rules. They need to know where they stand!” We see this in adult actions as well. Without discipline, without rules, without order, chaos prevails, and in January of last year, we had live coverage which we watched in horror for more than five hours.
People need discipline. People crave order. Our God, our Heavenly Parent, provides that for us, if we will but listen.
Prayer: Kind Heavenly Parent, we seek your guidance, we seek your wisdom, and we seek your order. Please provide for us according to your will.