Many times when I meditate one Bible verse another comes to mind:
I lift up my eyes to the hills where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth.
brings to mind:
‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you. [Isaiah 54:10]
The strength of the hills is his. [Psalm 95:4 KJV]
A key word in one verse can lead to other verses:
those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
In Thy presence is fullness of joy. [Psalm 16:11]
Thus we have moved from hills, to strength, to joy.
A divine chain reaction!
The final verse in this sequence reminds me to spend time, quality time, in God’s presence. There is a delightful little book written by a lay brother, Brother Lawrence, who worked in the kitchens, called ‘The Practice of the Presence of God’. He describes how we can experience the presence of God as we go about our daily chores. A free copy can be found here: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/13871/pg13871.txt
Do please share with us how you have experienced the presence of God in the small and ordinary…