“Day by day, day by day,
Oh, dear Lord three things I pray,
To see Thee more clearly,
Love Thee more dearly,
Follow Thee more nearly,
Day by day.”
Do you ever have lyrics from songs of the past sing their tunes in your memories? The song above from the 1970’s musical, “Godspell,” comes to mind often. It’s a simple song that puts words to the desires of my heart. I love to sing it and pray it. It reminds me that we can flourish in our faith by keeping God clear, dear, and near.
“Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.” Isaiah 55:6-7
When everything around us goes awry, our walk with Him can remain strong and steady. The Maker of the world is also the Shaker of the world, but not for our harm. When we are clear, dear, and near to the Father, our faith will flourish…even in a messy world.
It’s helpful to ask ourselves these three questions on a daily basis:
What am I facing today that I need to see God in more clearly?
What do I need to add, or let go of, to love Him more dearly?
What holy habits do I need to start, to follow Him more nearly?
In answering these questions, I believe our faith will grow and we will flourish- day by day!
“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing,
To declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock,
and there is no unrighteousness in Him.” Psalm 92:12-15
Seeking His heart,
I’d love to hear your stories of flourishing! Charlotte@coldspringschurch.net
Day by Day Music by Stephen Schwartz Lyrics by Saint Richard of Chichester (13th century)