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Be Still

To the best of your ability, get rid of all distractions. Take a couple of minutes to breathe deeply, to quiet yourself in the Lord’s presence. Then, prayerfully ask the Lord to speak to you in this time and let Him know that you will be listening and will make whatever adjustments He will reveal to you.

Today’s Bible Reading:

Haggai 1:1–2:23
Revelation 11:1-19
Psalm 139:1-24
Proverbs 30:15-16

Listen to the Lord

Slowly and reflectively read the following verses and listen to what God will say to you through them. Then, consider writing down any insights He reveals to you.

Psalm 139:17-18 (NLT): “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!”

Reflections from Scripture:

Just as the Psalmist was spellbound because of the truth found in Psalm 139:17-18, we need to realize that God watches over us the same way.

Spend some time reflecting on these two verses today. Think so deeply upon them that they sink from your head down into your heart.

Psalm 139:17-18 (NLT): “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!”

Spend Time in Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank You for lavishing Your grace upon me. It is beyond my comprehension that the God of all creation thinks of me every single moment of the day. Help me to respond to that kind of love and grace by enjoying a heartfelt relationship with You each day. I pray this in Your Name, Amen.


Matt Ellis is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Polk City, Florida (fbcpolkcity.com). His latest book is God’s Grace in the Real World. Connect with him on Facebook.

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