Sunday, July 29th


The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. - Proverbs 9:10

Dear Lord, it’s a lifelong battle in my soul to honor, love, and fear you more than I honor myself.  But often you flex your muscle and the world around me trembles.  That's when I realize afresh that I am in your world and not you in mine.  Everything in my life makes more sense when it’s dwarfed by your presence.  I understand better how to live and how to make good decisions. My goal is to know you, understand you, respect you, and love you.  But I often forget.  Forgive me, for Jesus' sake, and do not stop coming back to get me.  If it were not for your constant love reaching out to me, I would be ruined.  Please walk beside me today.  I need your presence, guidance, and grace.  AMEN

Remember how your dad struck both fear and confidence in your young heart? That’s what it’s like to walk with God.

Additional Reading: Psalm 104, Psalm 130, Romans 8:14-39