Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
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Psalm 19 compares the psalmist's soul to the heavens, which pour forth speech, and God's law to the sun, which heats even things that are hidden. It asks God, through that law, to purge the psalmist's hidden sins and errors, and to make his "words" and "mediations" acceptable.
I imagine the psalmist looking up at the sky in awe, and wishing that his soul could glorify God in the same way. It's audacious, in a way, to imagine that one's soul could be compared to the heavens. It's beautiful to imagine God's law as the joy-bringing sun. This week, may we desire God's dominion of our hearts in just the same way.
Here are this week's requests and praises:
Student Enrollment - This is the last month to sign up for The Academy 2016, and we have available spots to fill. Pray that God would bring 25 more students.
Leader Enrollment - This is the last month to sign up for The Academy 2016, and we have available spots to fill. Pray that God would bring 12 more leaders.
Sponsorship Campaign - We have about a dozen students waiting to receive Sponsorships, with more on the way. Pray that God would move new people to become Sponsors.
Benefactors - We're forming new relationships with people who may be called to be major donors to Wheatstone. Pray that God would move a few new friends to become benefactors soon, so that we can head into conference season with better confidence and security than ever before.
Office Dedication - Last week, we dedicated our new office with prayer, beauty, and fellowship! Praise God for his provision, and for a beautiful time together. You can see a summary of the event and its ministry announcements here.
From Duty to Discipleship - Last week, we launched Wheatstone's third training, From Duty to Discipleship, which will help pastors and teachers lead their youth into Jesus' holiness. You can book fall trainings starting now.
Trainings Marketing - Pray for Chad as he comes up with a new strategy for marketing Discussion for Transformation, Teach Them to Pray, and From Duty to Discipleship in the fall. It's essential that these trainings continue to grow, both for the full execution of our mission and for the stability of our business plan.
Today we studied this Psalm to help us pray:
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the LORD is sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the LORD is clean,
the rules of the LORD are true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors?
Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.