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Resting in God's Presence

Psalm 37:1-6

Sunday Blessing

I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.


– Psalm 145:1-7

Praise the Lord Ye Heavens

Praise the Lord

Ye heavens adore Him 

Praise Him angels in the height 


Sun and moon, rejoice before Him 

Praise Him, all ye stars of light


Praise the Lord

For He hath spoken 

Worlds His mighty voice obeyed


Laws which never shall be broken 

For their guidance He hath made 


All creation join 

The song of praise 

Let every tongue declare

His mighty ways!


And we will sing of

Your goodness and mercy

All of our days!


Praise the Lord for He is glorious 

Never shall his promise fail 


God hath made

His saints victorious 

Sin and death shall not prevail 


All creation join 

The song of praise 

Let every tongue declare

His mighty ways!


And we will sing of

Your goodness and mercy

All of our days!


Glory! Glory!

All glory to You Lord! 


Glory! Glory!

All glory to You Lord! 


Glory! Glory!

All glory to You Lord! 


Glory! All Glory!

Glory to You Lord! 


Praise the God of our salvation 

Hosts on high, His power proclaim 


Heaven and earth and all creation 

Laud and magnify His Name!


All creation join 

The song of praise 

Let every tongue declare

His mighty ways!


And we will sing of

Your goodness and mercy

All of our days!


And we will sing of

Your goodness and mercy

All of our days!


And we will sing of

Your goodness and mercy

All of our days!


In Tenderness

In tenderness He sought me

Weary and sick with sin

And on His shoulders brought me

Back to his fold again


While angels in His presence sang

Until the courts of heaven rang!


Oh! The love that sought me!

Oh! The blood that bought me!


Oh, the grace that

Brought me to the fold of God

Grace that brought me

To the fold of God!

 

He died for me while I was sinning

Needy and poor and blind

He whispered to assure me

“I’ve found thee; thou art Mine”


I’ve never heard a sweeter voice

It made my aching heart rejoice!


Oh! The love that sought me!

Oh! The blood that bought me!


Oh, the grace that

Brought me to the fold of God

Grace that brought me

To the fold of God!


Upon His grace I’ll daily ponder

And sing anew His praise

With all adoring wonder

His blessings I’ll retrace


It seems as if eternal days

Are far too short to sing His praise!


Oh! The love that sought me!

Oh! The blood that bought me!


Oh, the grace that

Brought me to the fold of God

Grace that brought me

To the fold of God!


Resting in God’s Presence

Psalm 37:1-6

Fret not yourself because of evildoers;

    be not envious of wrongdoers!

For they will soon fade like the grass

    and wither like the green herb.

Trust in the Lord, and do good;

    dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.

Delight yourself in the Lord,

    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;

    trust in him, and he will act.

He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,

    and your justice as the noonday.


THIS IS THE WORD OF THE LORD:

THANKS BE TO GOD!

Spiritual Habits

READING


The Spirit helps us in our weakness because we don’t even know what to pray for as we ought… – Romans 8:26


God is at work in us by His Spirit for all who are in Christ. The primary goal is not doctrinal growth but relational growth in Christ.


And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God… – Deuteronomy 17:19


REFLECTING


Remember what was said of Mary after the shepherds told her about the angels announcing the birth of the Messiah. She “pondered these things in her heart” (Luke 2:19). She did the same after finding Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:51), both her head and heart were involved.


RESPONDING


We must learn to trust that God in us is greater than anything else in us and that it is God in us that must form and transform our souls. God is up to the task (“He who began a good work in you will perform it…” – Philippians 1:6) so trust that nothing can overcome divine love (“I am convinced that nothing shall ever be able to separate us from the love of God” – Romans 8:38).


RESTING


As we rest in God we find we are drawn deeper into what is truest about us, we are drawn more and more into our True Self in Christ. To put it another way, we are stirred by the power of the love of Christ.


Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

– Psalm 37:4


Practical Matters of Contemplative Reading

PLACE & TIME


TEXT & TRANSLATIONS


SPIRITUAL DROUGHT


HOW DO I KNOW IT IS GOD SPEAKING


CLOSING PRAYER


I pray that God will, through His Spirit, enable you to grow in your inner self, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and that you, planted in love and built on love, will have the strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth, that knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond knowing, you may be filled with the utter fullness of God. And so, glory be to God whose power, working in you, will do infinitely more than you can ask or imagine. – Ephesians 2:16-20



Confession

Lord God, we confess that we do not make You the highest priority in our lives, but allow ourselves to be diverted away.


Assurance

Thank You, Lord, that You forgive us of our wanderings, and that You continue to draw us into Yourself so that our highest delight would be found in Your Son Jesus Christ. 


Communion

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I Will Trust My Savior Jesus

I will trust my Savior Jesus

When my darkest doubts befall

Trust Him when to simply trust Him

Seems the hardest thing of all


I will trust my Savior Jesus

Trust Him when my strength is small

For I know the shield of Jesus

Is the safest place of all


Jesus, only Jesus

Help me trust You more and more!

Jesus, only Jesus

May my heart be ever Yours!


I will trust my Savior Jesus

He has said His way is best

And I know the path He's chosen

Leads to everlasting rest


Jesus, only Jesus

Help me trust You more and more!

Jesus, only Jesus

May my heart be ever Yours!


Jesus, only Jesus

Help me trust You more and more!

Jesus, only Jesus

May my heart be ever Yours!


Oh, on that cross

How it was seen

I can go now ever trusting

In the One who died for me


What could I bring

For Your gift is complete

So I trust You, simply trust You

Lord, with every part of me


Oh, on that cross

How it was seen

I can go now ever trusting

In the One who died for me


What could I bring

For Your gift is complete

So I trust You, simply trust You

Lord, with every part of me


Oh, on that cross

How it was seen

I can go now ever trusting

In the One who died for me


What could I bring

For Your gift is complete

So I trust You, simply trust You

Lord, with every part of me


Jesus, only Jesus

Help me trust You more and more!

Jesus, only Jesus

May my heart be ever Yours!


Jesus, only Jesus

Help me trust You more and more!

Jesus, only Jesus

May my heart be ever Yours!


Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my Vision

O Lord of my heart

Naught be all else to me

Save that Thou art


Thou my best thought

By day or by night

Waking or sleeping

Thy presence, my light


Be Thou my Wisdom

And Thou my true Word

I ever with Thee

And Thou with me, Lord


Thou my great Father

And I Thy true son

Thou in me dwelling

And I with Thee one 


Riches I heed not

Nor man's empty praise

Thou mine inheritance

Now and always 


Thou and Thou only

First in my heart

High King of Heaven

My Treasure Thou art


High King of heaven

My victory won

May I reach heaven's joys

O bright heaven's Sun!


Heart of my own heart

Whatever befall

Still be my Vision

O Ruler of all!


Heart of my own heart

Whatever befall

Still be my Vision

O Ruler of all!


Sending Blessing

The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you! They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations...


– Psalm 145:8-13