Glimpses of God

by Beth Richardson on July 27, 2012 · 6 comments

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Friday, July 27. Psalm 14 says, “Fools say in their hearts, ‘There is no God.’” Where do you see evidence of God today?

Share your glimpses of God with us.

Words from The Word: Paul wrote, “I pray that Christ will make his home in your hearts through faith. I pray that you may have your roots and foundation in love.” -Ephesians 3:17, GNT

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray along with the words of John 6:16-20 this week.

Pray for: the people and countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

Spiritual Tools: Rest is not always about lounging and relaxing – you can practice it on the move! Read Walking with God and go for a restful stroll with God this week.

Quote:

Sabbath stands out among the Ten Commandments, most of which talk explicitly about our relating to others and to God. … Sabbath centers the lives of individuals and the life of the community that the commandments were designed to protect. The sabbath protects individuals from fatigue, even burnout, and its regularity sets a predictable time for a community to come together. Communities separate to work during the week, but on the one day they are not allowed to work, they find themselves spending time together, being together as family and community. Without the sabbath rhythm, not only might individuals work beyond their true capacities but also communities might never come together. Shared rhythm protects individuals from exhaustion and communities from disintegration.

-Sarah Parsons
A Clearing Season

From pages 44-45 of A Clearing Season: Reflections for Lent by Sarah Parsons. Copyright (C) 2005 by Sarah Parsons. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

Prayer: Creator God, root me and ground me in your love. Amen.


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J K Thompson July 27, 2012 at 8:22 am

I glimpse God at work in the rain and the sun;
I glimpse the Divine in joy and in sadness;
I glimpse the Spirit in darkness and in light.

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Kim Jenkins July 27, 2012 at 11:05 am

I glimpse God in my 3 small nieces this morning, one clomping around in my high heels pushing her dolls in a stroller, one kissing me on the cheek for no reason, and the other cuddled up on the couch with her blanket watching The Back Yardigans. :)

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Buzz July 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

The question is not “Where do I see God?” The question is “Where do you not see God?” I see God in everything in every thing.

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jms July 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I appreciate your comments today…thanks to you three. My granddaughter just “ran to get the magnifying glass” to better study a spider on the screen. At seven and three quarter years of age, she teaches me something each time I am with her. Let us all run to get the magnifying glass today…to get a closer glimpse of God’s creation through His Light.

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Pat July 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I glimpse God in the friends who have shared the woes, hopes, dreams, griefs, celebrations and “teachable moments” with me. We are earthly angels that continue the healing work of all the saints.

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Lj July 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

For the
Lord is with everybody who truly is searching for Him, and does
not abandon him, who in his misery turns to Him!

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