Prayer: Lord, I call on you each day and you strengthen my soul. Fulfill your purpose for me. Thank you for your steadfast love. Amen
Reading: Psalm 138 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: I have been thinking a lot about purpose lately. Mostly because someone recently asked me what has been my biggest accomplishment and what are my goals. Still thinking or, in other words, praying. Can I get back to you on that?
Psalm 138 is all about thanksgiving and praise with a bit of strength, purpose and love mixed in, too.
On the day I called, you answered me,
you increased my strength of soul.
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steafast love, O LORD, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands. Psalm 138: 3, 8
So, I am praying today knowing God will answer. God will strengthen my soul and fulfill his purpose for me. I will be thankful for God's love and literally sing praise as choir practice is tonight.
Call to God. Whatever our accomplishments and goals are, they are wrapped up in God's love and purpose. So what your yours? You can get back to me on that.
-- Ruth Gates
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