But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
7 All who see me mock me;
they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
8 “He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
“let the Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
since he delights in him.”
This psalmist is feeling pretty low and bad about himself. He feels small like a worm and feels like God is faraway. People make fun of him and say if God is for him then why doesn’t it show. What I’m getting from this passage is not to have self pity and feel sorry for myself. God will show up when I accept my circumstances, be thankful for my life and always worship and praise God. Prayer: Help me God to always have a good and thankful attitude. I will praise and thank You always because You are good and You will never leave me! Thank you, Amen.
Lent to Repent
Scripture reading today is 1 Peter 2:1-3, 21-25. It is talking about how we should cease from all deceit, insincerity, evil speaking. We should crave to know God’s ways because we have tasted the goodness of God. Jesus has shown us how to live and is our example to follow. He died for us to die to sin and live upright. We used to be going astray and now we are back with the Shepherd.
Ann says: Today I pray that the shape of my day will look like the cross in every way.
I was thinking about what Ann said the shape of my day being the shape of the cross and I pictured something. The vertical beam of the cross represents our relationship with God and the horizontal beam is our relationship with people. So to live a cross life is to have fellowship with God, worship and praise Him, then bring that light and love to others.
Day 21- Go about doing good as Jesus did.
Day 22- It’s the sin God hates!
Day 23- True beauty comes from a clean heart that sees God
Day 24- Have faith Jesus is the Truth
Day 25- Fast from your sinful nature
Day 26- Believe Jesus, deny self, walk in the Kingdom
Day 27- Follow the Holy Spirit, return to God
Day 28- True worship connects you to God’s grace
Day 29- You have to follow the Holy Spirit continually to keep fear out
Day 30- Fear is flesh, Faith is spirit
Day 31- Thirst for God and put your hope in Him alone
Day 32- Find God’s light then live in it
Day 33- Live the shape of the cross