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Psalm 42:1-2

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“As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?” Psalm 42:1-2 I remember when I was about six years old, my mother had to spend a night or so in the hospital for a small surgery on her hand.  I remember getting ready for bed that night and missing her.  Of course, I did not want anyone to know why I was crying, so I told my Dad that my brother had kicked me.  Fortunately, my…

    Today I tended to my house plants. They looked healthy. But after examining them closely under a bright light it was obvious they needed pruning. They were full of debris. I cleaned them up. Then I gave them a gentle shower in the kitchen sink. This no doubt refreshed them.
    Often, we are just like house plants. We need tending. We need to be examined closely under the bright light of Jesus’ presence. We need Jesus, the Master Gardener to remove the debris in our lives. To shower us gently in the Holy Spirit! We need Him to refresh us.
    Psalm 42:1-2 from the Amplified Bible, ‘…my soul pants and longs for You, O God. My inner self thirsts for God, the living God…”
    Prayer: O God, remove anything in me that hinders my spiritual growth. My inner self wants to be close to You. Refresh me today.
    Devotion by Debbie Simler-Goff