26 July: Hidden Messages in the Cosmos!

If you’re wondering at all whether there is a divine being out there somewhere behind everything you’re facing, today’s chapter reveals a discovery of hidden messages in the cosmos…

READ PSALM 19   Make notes of what stands out for you. Please feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

I am intrigued to hear how the greatest minds on earth have utilised their abilities for searching the cosmos for signs of life. If there had been a Big Bang, then catching up to faint echoes of it would be evidence. If something is alive out there, sooner or later we’ll surely hear their sound.  After decades of meticulous scanning, it seems that only the stars can be heard.

If an artist is known by his art, a musician known by his music and a sculptor by his sculptures, then the Creator God is surely known by His creation. Far from hidden messages in the cosmos, today’s Psalm uses words such as the heavens ‘declare’; the skies ‘proclaim’ [v1]; they ‘pour out speech’; they ‘reveal’ knowledge [v2]; their voice ‘goes out into all the earth’. [v4] So if you are searching for evidence of any sign of divine being, can I encourage you to look up and look around. For it has been since the creation of the world that His invisible attributes, His eternal power, and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made so that we are without excuse.[a]

Read More? …CLICK on “26 July – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to connect with the Creator of All Things? The rest of this web page uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

  1. Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”
Who is there like You, O Lord, among the gods? You’re majestic in holiness, awesome in praise because You work wonders? [Exodus 15:11]
  1. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
  • The world: Pray for the forgotten tsunami orphans of Japan[c]
  • Your nation: The needs of your extended family
  • Yourself: Following the Lord’s lead in your life
  • Your concerns for today
Thank-You Lord, that You are the God who hears my prayer. When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers – the moon and stars, which You have commission with roles, I can’t help but wonder what is humankind that You have a thought for us – the children of humankind that You care for us? [Psalm 8:3-4]
  1. Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Now Father, help me not to ‘stiffen my neck’ like those gone by. Instead, help me to yield to You and to enter Your dwelling place and family and serve You, Lord my God, so that Your burning anger may turn away from me. For You, Lord God are gracious and compassionate. You’ll not turn Your face away from me if I return to You. [2 Chronicles 30:8-9]
  1. Protect: “… Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”
God of Peace, thank-you for cleaning and correcting me entirely. May my spirit, soul and body be preserved complete without blame, when the coming of Our Lord takes place. [1 Thessalonians 5:23]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked, or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[d] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = God’s Word

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” [James 1:22]

[a] Romans 1:20

[b] Matthew 6:5-15

[c] http://www.operationworld.org/country/japa/owtext.html

[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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