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Psalm 18 (ESV)
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help.
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry to him reached his ears.
7 Then the earth reeled and rocked;
the foundations also of the mountains trembled
and quaked, because he was angry.
8 Smoke went up from his nostrils,
and devouring fire from his mouth;
glowing coals flamed forth from him.
9 He bowed the heavens and came down;
thick darkness was under his feet.
10 He rode on a cherub and flew;
he came swiftly on the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him,
thick clouds dark with water.
12 Out of the brightness before him
hailstones and coals of fire broke through his clouds.
13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens,
and the Most High uttered his voice, hailstones and coals of fire.
14 And he sent out his arrows and scattered them;
he flashed forth lightnings and routed them.
15 Then the channels of the sea were seen,
and the foundations of the world were laid bare
at your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
- These few verses give a wonderful picture of storm; it’s a vivid description of God working to help His people. Our Creator God uses all happenings in nature to serve His people.
- Today, go outside and feel the wind; watch the clouds. Just imagine God being in the wind and the cloud. Continue going with God as He “soars on the wings of the wind”, and from the thick clouds, watching Him sends down blessed rain.
- How do you feel on this imaginative trip with God? Talk to God about it. And listen to His chuckling and response to you.
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what He wants to tell you. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in your spiritual journal.
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