God at the Center

People at the Cross of Jesus Christ

Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8 (NIV)

Is God the primary focus of your life? Do you trust in the Lord more than anyone else? Is He your be all and end all? Is He first and foremost in your life? Are you loyal to Him, swerving neither to the right nor the left? Do you hunger after Him, thirst for Him, long for Him, and search for Him? Is your inclination, your priority, and your energy centered on the will and purpose of the heavenly Father? Is your daily thought, “Take my life and let it be, consecrated Lord to Thee”? And is it your prayer (as it was for Archbishop Laud) that you might live in fear of God, die in His favour, rest in His peace, rise in His power, and reign in His glory?

Changing gear . . .

Did you know that the shortest chapter of the Bible is Psalm 117, that the longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, and that Psalm 118 is in the center of the Bible with 594 chapters before it and 594 chapters after it? Furthermore, when you add up all the chapters of the Bible you get 1188 which brings us to the center verse in the Bible – Psalm 118:8. And it’s in Psalm 118:8 that we discover God wants us to be centered on Him. For as it says in Psalm 118:8, “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” (NKJV).

An invocation:

“Lord, deliver me from the small loyalties of habit or tradition that would keep me from larger loyalties of the spirit. Let me so incline myself to you that your presence in my life determines both what I think and what I do. Through Jesus, who understood the deeper meaning of freedom. Amen.” John Killinger in A Devotional Guide to the Gospels.

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