Friday, July 08, 2016

Does Your Heart Sense Nothing?

Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
Your tender mercies, Lord,
your steadfast love recall,
for these are things that have endured
throughout the ages all.
 —Psalm 25:6
Suggested tune: St. George (SM)

The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?
—Amos 3:8
The roar of the lion will soon cease, but the nations have been startled and many hearts have become despondent in fearful terror. Ah, if only the children of God were attuned so to their conscience as to catch the vibration of God’s majestic wrath. So many are slumbering that need once again to be awakened—not tomorrow, but right now. See, the Lord beckons and all his children need to respond.

And then there are so many children of God who still walk around unconverted but who will sooner or later be adopted as children, even though their ear is still plugged and their capacity to believe is still dulled. While they are still on their carefree path, they, too, need to perceive the roar of the Lion. They are the Lord’s and need therefore to join his people.

The majesty of the Lord of lords is indescribable. Does your heart sense nothing at all? If you experienced that roar, how can your heart withstand it?
 —Abraham Kuyper (alt.)
How seldom I fail to heed your call to repentance roaring within my conscience, O Lord. Give me the grace to recognize my wrongdoing and to admit it to you...

Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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