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Monday, June 4, 2012

Meditate on Him

 

Meditate on Him

Psalm 119:15

          The psalmist said that he thought about or meditated on the precepts of God. In other words, he spent a lot of time pondering and thinking on the ways of God, His instructions, and His teachings. The person who does this, according to Psalm 1:3, is “like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].”

          The more time you spend meditating on God’s Word, the more you will reap from it. The more Word you read and hear, the more power and ability you will have. You will get as much from the Word of God as the effort you put into it. Spend time tonight meditating on God’s ways. Choose a Scripture that ministers to you and go to sleep rolling it over and over in your mind.

 

 

A Child’s Heart

Matthew 18:3-4….become like little children

          Children believe what they are told. Some people say children are gullible, meaning they believe anything no matter how ridiculous it sounds. But children are not gullible – they are trusting. It is a child’s nature to trust unless he has experienced something that teaches him otherwise. Your heavenly Father wants you to know that you are His precious little one – His child – and that when you come to Him as such, you show faith in Him, which releases Him to care for you.

          God is not like people. If people in your past have hurt you, do not let it affect your relationship with the Lord. You can trust Him. He will care for you as a loving Father.

 

 

Don’t Dread

 1 Chronicles 22:13

          Dread is like fear – it draws disaster. It is Satan’s open door to bring in the thing feared or dreaded. In Deuteronomy 1:29-30, we read the words of Moses spoken to the children of Israel about their enemies dwelling in the promised land: “Then I said to you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them. The Lord your God Who goes before you, He will fight for you just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes.”

          God has not given you a spirit of fear (see 2 Timothy 1:7), and since He did not give you fear, you know He did not give you dread either. Jesus is your Pioneer (see Hebrews 2:10); He goes out ahead of you and makes a way for you. When something seems impossible or unpleasant, trust your Pioneer to go before you and pave the way. Refuse to live in dread and fear.

 

 

Ok and on Your Way

Philippians 1:6….he Who began a good work in you

          None of us has arrived. We are all in the process of becoming. In Romans 7, Paul said the good things he wanted to do, he could not do; and the evil thing he did not want to do, he always found himself doing. He said he felt wretched. You can probably relate to that feeling. We all have a long way to go, and Satan seems to enjoy reminding us daily.

          If you struggle with a constant sense of failure, adopt a new attitude. Tell yourself tonight”, I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. I’m okay, and I’m on my way!”

 

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