Biblical Theme for the Day: Teach me the way I should GO – Psalm 32
Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be—
you get a fresh start,
your slate’s wiped clean.
Count yourself lucky—
God holds nothing against you
and you’re holding nothing back from him.
When I kept it all inside,
my bones turned to powder,
my words became daylong groans.
The pressure never let up;
all the juices of my life dried up.
Then I let it all out;
I said, “I’ll make a clean breast of my failures to God.”
Suddenly the pressure was gone—
my guilt dissolved,
my sin disappeared.
These things add up. Every one of us needs to pray;
when all hell breaks loose and the dam bursts
we’ll be on high ground, untouched.
God’s my island hideaway,
keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
Let me give you some good advice;
I’m looking you in the eye
and giving it to you straight:
“Don’t be ornery like a horse or mule
that needs bit and bridle
to stay on track.”
God-defiers are always in trouble;
God-affirmers find themselves loved
every time they turn around.
All you honest hearts, raise the roof!
From Maxine Quaye:
So today we talked about embarrassing things that have happened to us or that we’ve done. I personally couldn’t think of anything but I got to hear those of the people in my small group. It was really insightful because a lot of questions were brought up that I’d never thought of before. Then later at worship, our preacher definitely changed the way we thought of a lot of things. We are all God’s children and he never gives up on us or leaves us to fend for ourselves. Today’s worship service definitely had me thinking about a lot of things that I have going on in my life. It was a bittersweet moment, but one I needed to have.
From Caitlin Synder:
We are honored to have a team of bloggers from Triennium sharing their experience with us each day this week. Every day we will have a new team of youth, college students and adult advisors who will blog/vlog and share image content to share the story from the 2016 Youth Triennium. Today’s team is: Jerry McKinney (Advisor, Granville), Akap Takor (Youth, First/Albany), Maxine Quaye (Youth, Westminster/Albany), Annatasha Tay (Youth, Westminster/Albany), Caitlin Synder (Youth, Broadalbin)
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