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Daily Devotional: Live in the Moment (Day 38)

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Living In The Moment

Daily Devotional Series - Day 38

Reading: Ecclesiastes 11:7-10, Mark 14:12-26

“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…” this truth from Psalm 23 is not just for those who are experiencing the pangs of death. It addresses the reality that no matter where we are that death casts its shadow over life. At some point, it all ends. We are all dying.

Solomon has been given us great insight on how to live well, now in wrapping up his book, he talks about how to die well. Verse one paints the picture of a person standing outside in the light of the sun, pausing to feel its warmth and appreciating what it reveals, in contrast to the young who are too busy moving from here to there that they only notice it when it’s gone. He pleads with the young to remember their creator. That is the key to not waste your days. One of my favorite prayers in the book, A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie and use this as your prayer today:

Key Scripture

Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.

Ecclesiastes 11:7 (KJV)  

Today’s Prayer

Lord and Maker of all things, from whose creative power the first light came forth, who looked on the world’s first morning to see that it was good, I praise You for this light that now streams through my windows to rouse me to the life of another day.

I praise You for the life that stirs within me.
I praise You for the bright and beautiful world into which I go.
I praise You for earth and sea and sky, for drifting cloud and
 singing bird.
I praise You for the work You have given me to do.
I praise You for all that You have given me to fill my leisure
I praise You for my friends.
I praise You for music and books and good company and all pure


In Jesus’ name. Amen