Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 7-25-19

Last year for Mother’s Day, my kids bought me an infusion pitcher for water. It motivates me to drink more water, because I can add any fruit, veggie, or herb to flavor it. This morning I went to my little herb garden and picked some fresh mint to infuse the water. I will spend the day drinking this pitcher of water, because my body needs the hydration to stay filled. The process of infusion reminds me of an important spiritual truth for me to remember. Infusion is more than just a steeping of herbs in liquid like I did this morning. Infusion is an inward flow that helps to fill something. An infusion of the Spirit is how God’s sons and daughters remain filled with strength and power.

In our passage today, David is singing a song of praise to God. He cannot praise enough. He is humble and grateful for God’s love and provision. There is nothing God cannot do; David sees it so clearly. Every time David calls out, the Lord answers and meets this worshiper’s need. In verse 3, David praises God for infusing his soul with strength. The Spirit of the Lord brings an inward flow of strength when David needs it most. My friends, God wants to bring an infusion of strength to your soul, as well. Find yourself in a posture of worship, and call out to be filled.

Psalm 138:1-3 A song of David.
To You, Lord, I give my whole heart, a heart filled with praise, for I am grateful;
before the gods, my heart sings praises to You and You alone.
I bow before You, looking to Your holy temple,
and praise Your name, for Your unfailing love and Your truth;
for You have placed Your name and Your word over all things and all times.
On the day I needed You, I called, and You responded
and infused my soul with strength.

Prayer: Lord, I worship you; I need you. Please hydrate me through your Spirit; infuse my soul with your River of Life. Cause me to be filled in the power of your strength. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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