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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for July 16, 2019

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TUESDAY, July 16

Psalm 26.8 Lord, I love the house in which you dwell, and the place where your glory abides.

I love my home in many ways: I enjoy cooking something satisfying and something filling and delicious, lighting a prayer candle, or putting on a favorite record that fills my space with sounds resonant to my soul. I have a great love for feathering my nest, bringing order and beauty into my abiding place.

The comfort of my apartment is like no other place I know. It’s where I am most myself, where I retreat and renew my spirit. The respite I find there makes it possible for me to go back out into the world and do good work.

This deep sense of home is what I believe God wants us to feel when we pray or take communion or stop and give thanks for our lives. God wants us to find comfort and respite, refreshment and renewal in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The restoration we find in the places we abide fills us up so we can go out into the world in peace, with strength and courage to love and serve.

MOVING FORWARD: Is it time for a mid-summer tidying of your living space?

PRAY for the Diocese of Polynesia

Ps 26, 28 * 36, 39 | 1 Samuel 19:1-18 | Acts 12:1-17 | Mark 2:1-12.



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