Right living …

“Truth spouts green from the ground; Right living pours down from the skies!” Psalm 85:11

Rain on cactusAs I write this message, I can hear the rare sound of car tires splashing through puddles. The weatherman predicts it will rain off and on throughout the next few days. I’m already struggling to get into the Christmas spirit, and clouds and drizzle won’t help. In our Psalm message today, the writer referred to “Right Living” pouring down from the skies, and it wasn’t coming in the form of rain.

In Matthew, chapter 3, John the Baptist baptized Jesus, and immediately the skies opened and a voice said, “This is my Son, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life.” Perhaps this is why “Right Living” was capitalized in the scripture reference. Jesus was sent down to earth so that “truth” (how we should live) will sprout green from the ground.

During Advent, my faith needs a little shower to wash away greed, fear, disbelief, and to nourish my soul.

Dear God, part the clouds that linger over me today so that I may feel the warmth of your love. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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