Great Plains Daily Devotional for 6/4/2019

Today please be in prayer for

Tonganoxie UMC
Kansas City District
Admire UMC
Allen, KS UMC
Miller, KS UMC
Flint Hills District
Alma, KS UMC
Paxico/McFarland UMC
Flint Hills District
Alta Vista: Simpson UMC
Dwight UMC
Flint Hills District

Today's Lectionary Text

Psalm 29 

 

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;
    worship the Lord in holy splendor.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
    and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,
    and strips the forest bare;
    and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!

Today's Devotional

Giving glory to God can be a natural part of out lives if we submit ourselves to the highest authority in the universe.  Psalms 29 talks about the mighty LORD; His strength, might and power.  Yet at the very end of the scripture God also gives strength to his people and blesses his people with peace. 

This is the kind of God that we are privileged to serve.  A God that has strength and power that cannot be measured by man, yet that strength and peace is shared with His people that believe in Him.  So why do we as believers seem to come up short on strength and peace in our lives.  There may be different reasons to fall short of strength and peace.  But a common problem is to take our eyes from of God and His word.  Once we as believers focus our attention on God and His grace in our lives then the strength and peace will flow in every area of our lives. 

We ascribe to the Lord his glory and strength, so let us keep our eyes on the Lord and His word so that we would receive His strength and peace in times of need and in times of plenty. 
-Brad Zimmerman
Lay Pastor
Bucklin First UMC

Prayer for Reflection

Dear Father, let us pray that we keep our focus on you.  Not to waiver, stray, or look to the right or left.  Only to see your glory, strength and peace in all situations.  Amen.
 

 

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