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Then Sings My Soul

Earlier this year in a Daily Word, I focused on the prayer, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.” Since that post, I have been reflecting on the many ways in which I have experienced God speaking to me over the years as I have encountered His love, grace and direction in my life. First and foremost, I experience (and hear) God as I read and meditate upon His holy Word. That study and meditation provides a baseline for all of the other information I receive via all of my senses and that baseline helps me to discern whether God is indeed calling me to some action.

I have experienced and heard God through works of art on canvas and carved in stone and through the majestic beauty of His Creation. And just last week, I found myself “listening” to God via a hymn that was stuck on a “repeat loop” in my mind. I had been practicing contemplative prayer (a way of prayer that sits quietly and purposefully before God in a sort of “speak Lord your servant listens” mindset). Over and over, I kept hearing the words of the chorus of How Great Thou Art by Stuart K. Hine:

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, 
How great Thou art, How great Thou art! 
As I continued praying, I realized that during the chaos of the past eight months, my soul had all but gone silent; while I continued my prayers and study, my soul had not been singing. As tears streamed down my face, I began to sing from my heart and from my soul to God: “How great Thou art!

What about you? Is your soul singing to God today of His greatness?

A Prayer for Today
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. How great Thou art. Give voice to my soul today to sing praises to you. How great Thou art. Amen.
The Rev. Robert E. Wareing
Pastoral Associate
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