Fall of 2006—TM Moore approached me with a simple question, certainly in his role as the Principal of the Fellowship of Ailbe and my mentor. “What steps was I taking to adsorb the Word of God and make it the guide of my life?” As I remember, he managed to hide any element of surprise.
His proposed solution, delivered with grace and kindness, was that I should begin a practice taking a verse or two of a Psalm and rewriting it as a prayer or a meditation applied to my life at that time and place. Shocking! I had never dreamed that the Psalms applied to today.
Ok, I could do that and did begin. My meditation based on Psalm 1:1-2 is still preserved in the files of this computer. I might go and look at it again some day. But the shocker came when TM suggested that I publish these on the website of the website. NO WAY! I was not happy about allowing someone, anyone to look behind that veil. He prevailed and 13+ years later Voices Together is still being published daily, except for a brief period earlier this year when cardiac surgery took me out of circulation for a few days.
Yes I highly recommend the practice of writing a daily prayer or meditation on the Scriptures. The Psalms are a good place to start for many of them are the result of a man, often David, wrestling with the realities of his life. But don't stop there; the Spirit will suggest other passages or even topics to explore. I recently spent about a year examining the relationships between belief, faith, trust, commitment, and obedience. VT will begin to look at a simple but very important pair of words on Thursday. Stay tuned and join me in examining the importance of “all things.”
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 24
Evening: Psalm 77
"Voices Together" is available as an annual daily devotional and can be purchased at the Fellowship Of Ailbe bookstore. All Scripture is taken from the NJKV unless otherwise noted.