Psalm 37:5-6; 108:1-5; 19:1; Various
Psalm 37:5-6; 108:1-5; Various
Good evening and welcome to BCCC and our nightly devotional study. It is amazing how something simple can change our outlook on the day. For those of you who live in Ashe County, you know that it has been raining almost all week long. Looking at my rain gauge today I added another two and a quarter inches of rain to the 10 inches of rain that I had already counted… that’s 12 and a quarter inches in just 4 days!
Dark and gloomy looking days often weigh heavy on some people, especially me. And I have to admit that I was a bit tired of the dark and dreary days. The gloom was rather oppressive. Last night I was praying and just asking God for a touch of sunshine to help shake off the darkness.
This morning when I awoke, I heard birds singing. I got up and went to the kitchen to see the room brightly illuminated with light coming in the windows. I stuck my head out the door to see… and the weather was warm, the sun was shining, and everything looked so bright. My heart began to sing for joy.
Psalm 37:5-6 came to mind, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” The Lord is my sunshine. I don’t have to wait for sunny days because when you trust in Jesus he is your sunshine.
It reminds me of the scriptures in Revelation that talk about what heaven will be like. Did you know that there will be no need for sunshine in heaven? God and Jesus will be the light. John said, “The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it” (Re 21:23-24).
But The Lord should be our light today as well. When those dark, gloomy days come along we should still look to the light of Jesus to warm us, bring joy to our hearts, and inspire us to tackle the day. Listen, I knew the weather was supposed to change and it didn’t take long for the clouds to roll back in. But I went on with my day glorifying God for all he does. I even casually strolled through the Ingles parking lot with the bottom dropped out. I got wet through and through but I still felt the joy of the sunshine in my heart. You should have seen the people starring at me. They must have thought that guy singing in the rain was either in love or crazy!.
During my Bible reading today I read Psalm 108:1-5 and I promised to make it my theme for the day. It has been the meditation of my heart. It reads,
“My heart, O God, is steadfast;
I will sing and make music with all my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.”
PRAYER THOUGHT: Dear Lord of Heaven and Earth, You make the rain to fall on the just and the unjust. You make the sun to shine on those who are evil and those who are good. Thank you for the cleansing rain, the showers that refresh the earth and fill the wells. We praise you, Lord, for always being a sunshine in our lives and for filling our hearts with joy. Thank you for your showers of blessings and for saving our souls through Jesus. We pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen!
Here is an easy memory verse for you from Psalm 19:1 which says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Don’t forget our challenge to memorize four new verses by June 31th. I have been working on Revelation 3:20-21 today. What verses are you trying to hide in your heart?
I hope you will join us tomorrow night at 6pm for our Bible devotional. Good night and God bless you.