The Upper Room Devotional

The Upper Room Devotional 2 July 2022 | Music in the Mundane

The Upper Room Devotional 2 July 2022 | Music in the Mundane

The Upper Room Devotional 2 July 2022 | Music in the Mundane

Read and Meditate on Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for 1st July 2022, written by Kathryn Jones Malone. God bless you as you study!

THE UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONAL 2 JULY 2022, SATURDAY

Today’s Topic: Music in the Mundane
Kitty Espiritu-Ricafort (Manila, Philippines)

TODAY’S READING
Psalm 118:19-24

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God can use the ordinary to reveal the extraordinary.

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 (NRSV)

I was washing breakfast dishes when I heard enthusiastic chirping right outside my window. Having lived in the heart of the Philippines’ busiest city for over 30 years, I was surprised to hear birds nearby. Where did they come from? I wondered as I strained to catch a glimpse. Then it dawned on me: the usual cacophony of traffic and subsequent pollution had recently lessened due to nationwide restrictions. The result was a cleaner, more peaceful environment. So the birds were back! And their chatter was so delightful that I stayed in that spot longer than necessary just to listen.

Clear skies and peaceful streets invited the birds on our rooftop, and with them came a new song that brought joy and delight to this weary city dweller. As I made this connection and listened to the birds, I realized how often fatigue, confusion, and doubt can pollute our minds and block out the joy. But scripture can break through and renew our mind and spirit. When we seek God, our Creator will refresh us and show us that every ordinary day is something special.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Lord, thank you for reminding us that this is the day you have made. Help us to rejoice and be glad in it. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS
People who live in large cities

The Upper Room Devotional 2 July 2022 | Music in the Mundane