Wow! I can’t believe we’re here already.
Readings: Psalm 37; Genesis 11:1-9; Hebrews 6:13-20; John 4:1-15
Psalm 37 is one of my favorites. There is so much stuff in there that I love.
“Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.” Oh what a comfort to my soul. Filled with imperative sentences. Trust, Delight, Commit, Trust. How can I trust better? That is my question every day. I love the fact that at the end of that short passage it says that after I do all of this stuff. He WILL act. Not he may act, but he will act. It’s a definite.
More imperative sentences. “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way…Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!…Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
FRET NOT!!! Hard to do, but the results lead to evil. Another desire of my heart, to not fret. I will say this is especially difficult for me when it comes to my son, Brennig, who is in the monitoring phase of brain tumor treatment. I fret A LOT regarding that. Sometimes, when I let go of the fretting, I can see clearly, that the Lord is leading, that he is there. That fretting clouds the true vision that I need to have.
Verse 23-24 says, “The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.” When I delight in the Lord, my way is secure, though there is darkness and roots that cause me to stumble, the Lord holds my hand. What a comfort!
“Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land…” All we have to do is wait and keep his way. Do what he commands, delight in him and we will receive our inheritance.
Let us take refuge (vs. 40) in God.
My Prayer for our Team: That we would clearly communicate the value of our Essential Oils. That we would delight in the Lord.