Today is the final day of Devo180 for 2012-2013. While other new content will be appearing on Wherethewind.com, Devo180 will be on hiatus for the summer. So it’s appropriate that we end our season on a high note — with a psalm of praise.
We begin the final week of the third season of Devo180 with our the tenth out of fourteen devotions based on verses on my old guitar case. Today, we’re talking about what it means to make a sacrifice of thanksgiving.
Another verse from the Psalms — that book is really greater, btw. I’ve been reading through the whole thing over the last few weeks and everyday a verse or two just strikes me. This one always has.
My favorite verse from the Psalms makes an appearance today. The ladies at church laugh because I say verses are my favorite all the time, but I really mean it this time.
The third quotation on my guitar case is written vertically down the neck. It comes from a psalm of lament, but itself is a verse of praise. How could these two things go together?
The next quote is underneath the first and flipped upside down on the guitar case. The psalmist prays that God “teach discernment.” What does that mean?
This week on Devo180, we begin a look at a series of Bible verses that have meant something to me for quite some time. They are enshrined on my old guitar case, and we’ll be looking at them over the next few weeks.
Our third lesson from childhood on devo180: wonder.
…Opening To… Come, then, Lord my God, come and instruct my heart where and how to search for you, where and how to find you. Where shall I look for you, Lord? (St. Anselm) …Listening In… Lord, you have examined me. You know me. You know when I sit down and when I stand up. …
…Opening To… For life, with all it yields of joy and woe And hope and fear,—believe the aged friend,— Is just our chance o’ the prize of learning love. (Robert Browning, “A Death in the Desert”) …Listening In… And yes, you want truth in the most hidden places; you teach me wisdom in the most …