Today’s Reading is Psalm 79:13
“But we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture, will give thanks to You forever; from generation to generation we will recount Your praise.”
When I was about 14 years old, an evangelist came to my church. I was so inspired by his message that I wrote in my Bible a pledge to never again allow someone to cross my path without sharing the Gospel with them.
About a year later, I came across that pledge and realized how very far I had fallen short of my promised mission. Now I was stuck with this printed and signed statement of my great failure permanently on the pages of my Bible.
I’ve failed at many things since then and I’m sure I’ll fail at many more. I’m glad God is grace-full and understanding of my sinful, human nature. He planned ahead for this. Jeremiah 31:32-34 tells us . . .
Not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the LORD. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
The day is coming when we won’t have to remind anyone else who God is or what He has done. He will write upon our hears and we will KNOW. We will be His and give thanks forever.
Lord, until that day, help me to be faithful to do each day only that to which I have been called. Thank You for Your great love, mercy, and grace. Amen.
Paula Barney firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Concern: Those who are lonely and/or alone