Download PDF by James A. Harnish: 365 Meditations for Men

By James A. Harnish

ISBN-10: 0687076803

ISBN-13: 9780687076802

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V. 25). It is the trusting cry of a man who has been stripped of everything except the essential character of his own life and his assurance of the presence of God. It is faith that is shaped by Scripture and expressed in music--in psalms that become the songs of the soul. How will you face your death? Are you prepared to face it with a psalm? O God, whom can I turn to but you? You are my strength and my portion forever. Amen. Week 4, Saturday Like a Tree Read Psalms 1. We end where we began, with the words of Psalms i and the promise that real men, blessed men, happy men, men whose lives are strengthened through prayer, “are like trees / planted by streams of water, / which yield their fruit in its season” (v.

We forget to pray. We neglect our study of the Bible. We wander away from regular worship with the Body of Christ. We don't intentionally set out to do so. It just happens a little at a time. We get sidetracked by the small duties of the day. The complexities of life crowd out the simple but eternal message of the gospel. Then when Christ comes to the door of our heart to gently remind us of our need for him, we're not listening. We're not ready to answer, or we're making so much noise as we hustle about that we don't hear his knock.

Would that I knelt more often! Sometimes in my stubborn human pride, I lock my knees to keep from kneeling-until the sheer weight of my burdens brings me to the ground. Kneeling is the proper stance for pulling weeds in the garden, scrubbing floors, searching for lost socks in the corner of your closet, for proposing marriage--and for praying. I commend it to you as a way of refreshing and renewing your communication with your Creator. Gracious God, when I'm acting as though I'm tough and totally self-reliant and can take care of everything myself, invite me to kneel humbly before your presence that I may receive an extra measure of your grace.

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