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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for September 19, 2020

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SATURDAY, September 19                  Theodore of Tarsus, Ember Day

John 12:46 I have come as a light to the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in darkness.

I try to keep myself very busy running from work to home, to the gym, to a friend’s, to church, to the store. I fill my life with activities and people I care for. This is the life I live alongside all of the other striving, hardworking people of this country. Our society doesn’t encourage a lot of white space, doesn’t give us breathing room to look at these bright jewels of faith.

Without undeveloped space, we cannot encounter the truly new or the holy ephemeral. Without white space, we crowd out the still small voices and the major revelations God may be making in our lives. That may require not just white space, but monumental white space, enduring white space, celebrated white space. I pray that I might carve out the space to be in the presence of the unknown and that God might find me there.

MOVING FORWARD: How can you create time and space to reflect on what God is teaching you in this season?

PRAY for the Diocese of Zaria (Nigeria)

Ps 75, 76 * 23, 27 | Esther 2:5-8, 15-23 | Acts 17:16-34 | John 12:44-50

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