Daily Devotions: July 18, 2017

Daily Devotions: July 18, 2017

Psalm 86:11-13

“Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name.” vs. 11

As the years roll by our changing bodies remind us that we are not immortal and that our time on this sweet sphere is limited. Of course we try to fight these changes with diets and exercise but birthdays keep coming…time moves inexorably on. In response some of us make “bucket lists” and, as old age draws near, do our best to start crossing things off. We travel the globe, seek adventure, start projects, take up new hobbies, make resolutions…always conscious that we’re on the clock and we don’t have time to waste. The psalmist too had a dream for the future, one that we would do well to put at the top of our lists. He wanted to walk in the way of the Lord…indeed, that was his highest aspiration, to have a single-hearted devotion to the truth of God. His plea resonates with us in our aging, especially when we realize that we’ve wasted a ton of time chasing ephemeral material goals, ones that we sadly discover have no lasting value. What better way is there to use our “golden” years than to deepen our spiritual connections with our Creator? We may not ever be able to get everything checked off our bucket lists, but we can learn to walk more completely in the way of Jesus. As we follow in his footsteps we discover truth and life…and our focused hearts are filled with love.

Thought for the Day: What’s on my bucket list?


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