“Is the Bible relevant today?” Stories from hundreds of years ago, weird names, suuuuper long chapters. It doesn’t always feel relevant. But to read Scripture is another way for God to provide comfort, clarity, and wisdom. Scripture meditations like this one can help you figure out how to get started reading the Bible.


Re-Centering an Aimless Life

When was the last time you felt apathetic and aimless? 

We find Psalm 8:5–8 to be really centering when it comes to an aimless life—or at least one that feels aimless. This passage reminds us of a simple, often overlooked, but really important aim God has given us: maintain order in creation.

What small ways can you bring a little sense of order to the chaos that surrounds you? Maybe it starts with caring for a growing plant. 

Or taking an extra 5 minutes to reflect on a specific way your favorite furry friend is a blessing to you. 

When we experience aimlessness in life, caring for, appreciating, and learning more about creation reminds us of the significance we can find in simply leaning into the responsibility God gave us over all the awesome stuff he created on this earth. 

We reflect on this today in the meditation below. Check it out!

Psalm 8:5–8

5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

Observations from the Text

  • God has crowned us with glory and honor (v. 5)
  • God trusts us to care for the “works of his hands” (v. 6)
  • We have a responsibility to care for all of creation (v. 7–8)

Prayers of Response

Creator, I feel like we’ve neglected your call to “rule over the works of your hands” because _________.

God, I praise you for _________’s (name) pet.  I can see that the companionship has been a really big blessing in his/her life because _________.

Prayer Requests

Forgive me, God, for the ways I have failed to take care of _________.

Lord, please help _________ (name) to see their role as _________ as something that is meaningful, and an opportunity you’ve given them to lead and serve.

Prayers of Readiness

Lord, today I need your help to care for _________, because I feel like that’s a part of your creation that’s under my area of influence, and I want to steward it well. 

As I _________ today, I will take time to appreciate some of the animals, creatures and nature you’ve made for us to enjoy!


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