Psalm 40 I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
In this Psalm David remembers God's past mercies to him, and at the end cries for God's help again. Remembering God's faithfulness to us in the past helps us deal with our current troubles, by going to the One who is the only true source of help and comfort.
Psalm 41 reminds us that God rewards the faithfulness of His people.
Psalm 42 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.
Do we have that kind of desire for God? To know Him? To delight in Him?
In our Acts passage we see, once again, how much of an impact home ministry is. Church is ministry is a wonderful thing, but we cannot forget what an opportunity we have to minister to people in our homes. Yes, our homes are places of relaxation and retreat for us. But that should not be all they are. We should be extending hospitality to unbelievers and using our homes as the natural and effective avenue for ministry that they are.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Psalms 43-45; Acts 19:1-20