LENT REFLECTION - DAY 9
You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 16:11 NRSV
As we start another week we may face the familiar routines of our regular lives or something new and unfamiliar. Here in Psalm 16 King David has penned a precious song, known as the golden poem. He speaks of the God he knows and continues to get to know on life's journey, recognising God's invitation to take a very particular path, the path of life.
I love The Passion translations rendering of verse 2 when King David declares "You are my Maker, my Mediator, and my Master. Any good thing you find in me has come from you." And later in verse 6 when David explains "Your pleasant path leads me to pleasant places. I'm overwhelmed by the privileges that come with following you, for you have given me the best!"
At the start of this week lets commit to following God's path of life, remembering this path is an invitation into a continuing relationship with our God who wants the best for us.. Let's remember God wants relationship with us, and it is through our growing relationship with God, that God leads us through the familiar and unfamiliar to pleasant places. So as we take God's path this week let's declare like King David God's place in our lives as our Maker, Mediator and Master. Let's look forward into the week ahead with faith and hope, as well as confidence in God, and let God's goodness shine through the ordinary and extraordinary.
Father, at the beginning of this week, help us to be confident of Your love for us as our Maker, Mediator and Master. We acknowledge that You are the source of all life, and all goodness and we give You praise. Help us to know You more, and the inheritance You are leading us into. May we find joy in your presence and may Your goodness grow in us day by day. Enable us to turn away from unrighteousness and to embrace Your righteousness in the familiar and unfamiliar in the week ahead. Let us shine forth your love and goodness in every relationship and bring glory to You. Amen.