By: Darrelyn L. TuttWe weave our "three strand" study format into our communion with Christ and become empowered, engaged, and employed for His service.1) PRAYERGracious and merciful Father,We come to You in need of only You.We ask for cleansing, renewal, and healing in the broken parts; we ask for ray of light in our sin darkened hearts.We bring nothing and we ask for something ... of Thy goodness."Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn Thy commandments."Psalm 119:73Amen.------2) TODAY'S READ:John 3 and Psalm 3The "Oreo" practice of situating the creamy white of the Gospel between the wondrous wafers of the Psalm is delicious and habit forming.Taste for yourself.Psalm 3 ---> John 3 ---> Psalm 3-----3) RECORDSelect one truth from each chapter and record them together. Ask the Holy Spirit to weave additional passages of His word into you and thread an intimate communion "with" you while you're meditating.This is a pleasurable and meaningful practice of intimacy between one's soul and God ... and profoundly personal."But Thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory and the lifter up of mine head."Psalm 3:3"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up; That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."John 3:14-15"But Thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory and the lifter up of mine head."Psalm 3:3------Additional Threads:Psalm 3:3 ---> 1 Peter 5:6-7John 3:14-15 ---> Numbers 21:7-9Psalm 3:3 ---> Isaiah 40:28-31-----Such truths provoke such thoughts:1) It is of the Lord's doing to lift up and lay low. His timing is supreme and His purposes are sovereign. They shall stand.2) Nicodemus came to Jesus, so fearfully, at night ... but still he came.Let my fears not translate a hindrance into Thy presence, Lord, but usher me (albeit hesitantly) into Thy great throneroom of grace where I must "look up" in order to be "lifted up."3) Christ's strength is superior to man's and He shall lift "His" man in due time.The broken shall be made whole;And the righteous be granted purity of soul; Marked for the day of redemption.To God be all glory.Amen.----
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