Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today
NL Daily Devotion for Saturday, May 18, 2019
by R. Fergus Moir, Clergy Stuff
There was a long period in my life when my faith was lacking. I was pretty sure I believed—I never did stop attending church, anyway—but I lived as though God was some distant entity and not actually present in my life in any meaningful way. It wasn’t as though, just because of my failing belief, I didn’t experience the joy and abundance of God’s creation. But I will tell you this: when I came to believe in the immediate, intimate presence of God in every minute aspect of my living and my being, my experience of God’s gifts changed entirely.
God will allow us to follow our own ways, yet continue to provide for us, as he has done for “past generations.” But a deeper connection with God, a willingness to follow God’s ways, will always move us from passive acceptance of what we don’t understand to active gratitude for all that God has given us.
Abundant God, help me to be grateful for all your gifts. Amen.