The abundance of his presence

Yesterday was a travel day for us, so I wasn’t able to post readings for Saturday.

Saturday readings:

Psalm 87, 90, 136
Gen. 47:27-48:7
1 Cor. 10:1-13
Mark 7:1-23

Sunday’s readings:

Ps. 66, 67, 19, 46
Gen. 48:8-22
Rom. 8:11-25
John 6:27-40

While I know it’s a need in my life to slow down when I read, it doesn’t happen enough. I slow down when reading Scripture, but when I read other books I hustle through too quickly.

There are few writers who can get me to slow down and savor words, phrases, and sentences. Dallas Willard is one of them. Life Without Lack is the latest book written using his notes and messages. It is a walk through Psalm 23 and it is marvelous reading. I am savoring words and thoughts again.

Savor this from the Gospel of John:

“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35, CEB)

There is an old gospel hymn I sang growing up and the chorus floats through my mind as I read those words:

Drinking at the springs of living water
Happy now am I
My soul they satisfy;
Drinking at the springs of living water
Oh, wonderful and bountiful supply!

We live in a world where God is self-sufficient and abundant. He is generous and wants to provide what is BEST for us. My soul is so deeply satisfied in his great love.

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