Golfstat Sunday Devotional

In this video, CGF Staff Member Marcus Jones (South-Central Region) shares a devotional message about stirring your affections for God (Based on Psalm 19).

Partial Transcript

Today, I’m standing at Starr Hollow Golf Club. It’s one of my favorite places on the planet.

You’ve all got places where you absolutely love to be. There’s something about it that just resonates with your heart, your sold and your mind…I can’t imagine a better day than playing golf here with my dad and my son. This is the 9th hole. No matter what we shoot, I’m going to be happy out here. It’s beautiful place.

What stirs our affections for the God that made us? We’re gonna look at Psalm 19–run through it and I’ve a gt a few different points I want to make….As we look through Psalm 19, we’re gonna go through three sections. The first one talks about the heavens declaring the glory of God.

What is it on this planet that stirs your affections for God?

  • It’s easy to see his design in creation–as easy as it is to see the design in this watch…
  • The human hand is unbelievable in how it works.
  • The human eye–even more amazing.

There’s design in the world and there’s certain places on earth…where we can see that design.  And that design, that wisdom, should stir our affections for God. And Starr Hollow is exceptionally one of those places for me.

As I see his work in the trees and the birds—in the layout of the beautiful land and the lake behind me—it reminds me of a good God who is creative and loving.

But it’s not just scenery that stirs our affections for God. The second part of this Psalm goes into talking about the law of the Lord…the Scriptures. The Scriptures are a beautiful blessing for us. That as we read them, as we meditate on them, and we obey them, they reveal to us the God that made us…

What stirs your affection for God? Make a list of those and then constantly go to those things–just like the Scriptures–to be connected to the God who made you. Blessings.

Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.

In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever.
The ordinances of the Lord are sure
and altogether righteous.
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.

Who can discern his errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

 

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