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Psalm 23 (31 July)

Morning Encounter:


Your kindness and love will always be with me each day of my life, and I will live forever in your house, Lord.

(Psalm 23.6)


Whilst there could be a sense of destination or of journeying home at the end of this Psalm, the emphasis isn’t on the end of our lives – but rather this is our life now. Dallas Willard liked the phrase ‘eternal living’ which has in our own lives, already begun. It is a life lived in ‘interactive, co-operative and communicative relationship with God in God’s present and coming kingdom.


How can you live today with constant or at least regular interaction with God? How can you remind yourself today of his constant kindness and love?

Midday Meditation:

"All during the day, in the chinks of time between the things we find ourselves obliged to do, there are the moments when our minds ask: ‘What next?’ In these chinks of time, ask Him: ‘Lord, think Thy thoughts in my mind. What is on Thy mind for me to do now?’ When we ask Christ, ‘What next?’ we tune in and give Him a chance to pour His ideas through our enkindled imagination. If we persist, it becomes a habit."

(Frank Laubach)

Evening Reflection:

You are my God. I worship you. In my heart, I long for you, as I would long for a stream in a scorching desert. I have seen your power and your glory in the place of worship. Your love means more than life to me, and I praise you. As long as I live, I will pray to you. I will sing joyful praises and be filled with excitement like a guest at a banquet. 

(From Psalm 63)

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