Prayer: Your path is where we are to go. By your living waters we are to grow. May we avoid the detours and distractions that lead us away from you. Amne
Reading: Psalm 1 (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: Often when we travel there are detours and distractions. Detours send us off on a longer way to get to where we want to go. Billboards flash pictures and words that distract. The GPS gadget gives confusing directions.
We are easily tempted to wander off the path the Lord offers; influenced instead by the gaudy, flashy distractions of others. Taking a longer way to get to where we mean to go.
We need to stand firm and steadfast like a tree rooted in rich soil by His living waters. Then our fruit will prosper and be plentiful and we shall gladly share our blessings.
God's path is constant and dependable. Go and grow there.
-- Alice Yeakel
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