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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for June 11, 2020
THURSDAY, June 11 Saint Barnabas
Psalm 42:10 The Lord grants his loving-kindness in the daytime; in the night season his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
From the Archives: September 1, 1939
Some of you who read this psalm today can echo the words from the depths of your hearts, for you too hunger and thirst for the living God. You have a spiritual kinship with the psalmist’s Godward desire and with his love of the temple.
But to some of you, the psalm perhaps seems unreal—a spiritual experience that you have never had. How can it be yours?
Spiritual growth is a slow process. We must be patient as though training a child. Our Lord was patient with the slow growth of his disciples. He judges us not by what we are now but by what we are on the way to becoming. As Jesus is patient with us, so we should be patient with ourselves, not excusing our failures but not despondent over them. Reality, earnestness, and faith in God are the essentials. These we all can have.
MOVING FORWARD: Consider your vocations in life. Where is God calling you?
PRAY for the Dioceses of Luapula (Zambia) and Taita Taveta (Kenya)
Ps 112 | Isaiah 42:5-12 | Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3 | Matthew 10:7-16
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Rev. Erin Rath
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