Forty Days of Prayer – Day 11

Sometimes you see something that is so inspiring it makes you want to shout and sing. I felt that way this morning with the Gasparilla 15K run (9.3 miles) along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa. It was a great morning and one of my favorite activities is running along the ocean as the sun comes up in the morning. My favorite place for this is Daytona, the best beach to run on in Florida. In the Psalms there are all types of prayers and some just express joy and wonder at the world God has made. Here is one below.

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. (Psalm 95:1-5)

This passage above has been sung at times in the church and is called the “Venite,” because that is the Latin word that starts out this passage meaning Come. I felt an incredible sense of marveling at God’s creation this past summer when descending to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and camping next to the Colorado River. Even as the depths of the earth are in God’s hands, I felt closer to God and in His gracious hands. That is the way that I felt in spite of the aches and pains that came with the trip down and to the top. I believe God makes places that take your breath away to remind you that there is always something bigger and better that God has in store for you. That is the picture we have from the last few chapters of Revelation and anytime we get a little glimpse into what will be in the future. Lord thank you.

In Christ’s Service, Pastor Dave

Heavenly Father, the depths of the earth are in your hands and you made the mountain peaks. They are incredible but you have promised, something better. Remind us that “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Cor.2:9)

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