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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for July 20, 2019

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SATURDAY, July 20

Psalm 42.1 As the deer longs for the water-brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God.

The soul’s longing for God can be like missing lunch. You might not know how much you need that communion with God until you are brought low by some deep hunger that is so visceral, it is impossible to avoid.

Some days I lose track of time, and suddenly it’s 3 p.m. and I’m starving. What’s in the staff fridge—nothing? Anyone bring treats in today? No? Now what?! In being sucked up by the unaware-ness of working without being entirely present to myself or my needs, I unintentionally disown my hunger and other needs.

God’s love abides, no matter when we meet. That yearning for oneness with our source is the force of life itself. If we’re not reaching for God in each moment, we’re reaching for things that can neither soothe nor save us.

MOVING FORWARD: How can you be more aware of the needs of your body and soul, even when you are busy? 

PRAY for the Diocese of Pretoria (South Africa)

Ps 30, 32 * 42, 43 | 1 Samuel 22:1-23 | Acts 13:26-43 | Mark 3:19b-35

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