Devotion for Friday, August 9, 2019

“For there our captors demanded of us songs, and our tormentors mirth,
saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion.” how can we sing the Lord’s song in
a foreign land?”  (Psalm 137:3-4)

How does one sing the songs of
Zion amidst those who mock the Lord?  Do
you not see that the Lord has placed eternity in you through His grace?  He calls you to simply abide in Him so that
He abides in you.  He is with you always
and has promised to never forsake you. 
This world will forsake you, but the Lord never will.  Come then into the Lord’s presence singing
psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, and dwell with Him forever.

Lord, I am tossed about by the fickle waves that toss about in this
world.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of righteousness
that I may now and always abide in Your presence.  Help me to be able to sing Your praise in all
circumstances wherever I am.  Guide me in
the way You would have me go that I may now and forever live into the life to
which You have called me through grace.

Lord Jesus, giver of grace, guide
me in grace by the power of Your Spirit to live into the calling which You have
given me.  Guide me according to the
Father’s will to see through the obstacles that are before me that I may now
and always live with You and You with me. 
Help me this day to see clearly and sing the songs You place upon my
heart.  May I now and always abide wholly
in You.  Amen.

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