Thursday, September 1, 2016

Living God's way

Here is a pretty good recipe for how to have a good day .....

Don't worry ............ about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither.

Trust in the LORD and do good. ...... then you will live safely in the land and prosper.

Take delight in the LORD, ..... and he will give you your heart's desires.

Commit everything you do to the LORD.

Trust Him, ............... and He will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

Be still in the presence of the LORD,............... and 

Wait patiently for Him to act.

Don't worry ............. about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

Stop being angry! .............. turn from your rage! 

Do not lose your temper - it only leads to harm. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the LORD will possess the land.

Psalm 37:1-9 NLT

How different would our day look if we followed all these commands?  

It may seem like an impossible list to achieve.  And if we try to do it in our own strength, we might just make it for an hour, but not likely for a whole day. 

But, in God's grace and strength, and by listening to and obeying the Holy Spirit, we are likely to have far greater success. What a blessing we would be to all around us if we did indeed live like this.

Heavenly Father, please help us today to live as you want us to live, free of worry, trusting You completely, committing everything to You, waiting patiently for You and with self-control in everything we do. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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