Prayer: Dear God, as we gather and reflect on your word, may we GROW and behold wondrous things. Amen
Reading: Psalm 119: 9-16 (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?
I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. Psalm 119: 16
I recently read about delighting in good things and the difference it would make. Relationships could be restored and brokenness brought back to wholeness. Often we simply find what what we are looking for - good or bad. If we keep to God's ways and remember his word in all we think and do, then like the Psalmist we would behold wondrous things.
After reading the scripture texts for each GROW Time devotion, we are to ponder the questions above. Question 2. even asks specifically "What delights me in this text?" just as the Psalmist encourages us to do. And the more we read the Word, the less likely we are to forget it. I am grateful for those who write down their reflections and I am grateful for those who read them as we all GROW in our faith. Wondrous things are happening! --Ruth Gates
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