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Friday, July 4th, 2008

Today’s scripture: Psalm 27:1-5 (ESV — text and audio) (KJV) (The Message)

As you read, consider: What might God be saying to me? Summarize your thoughts in a sentence or two before reading on.

My thoughts (Tammy Mills):

Our cat, Fergie, is scared of everything! He wants to socialize and play, but as soon as he comes out of hiding something will move or there will be a noise and he immediately runs back to his favorite hiding places. His fear really keeps him from enjoying a rich full life.

Our other cat, Murphy is the opposite — she seems fearless. Nothing fazes her! There is no noise too loud or place too interesting that she isn’t brave enough to explore.

Sad to say, but I think I am more like Fergie than Murphy. I can let me fears paralyze me. There are things I would love to do or say, but fear keeps me immobile and silent.

Today’s scripture helps me remember I don’t have to be afraid. I am not alone. What a comfort to my heart to remember that I have a God who longs to protect and encourage me and a God who can hold my fears while I take a leap of faith.

I think I will try to be a bit more like Murphy this week…

Question for today: What would you do if you did have courage?

We encourage you to include a time of prayer with this reading. If you need a place to get started, consider the guidelines on the How to Pray page.

"Be still, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10
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