Thursday, July 23, 2015

Today Can be a Prosperous Day

Bert and Helen
About a year before my mother-in-law, Helen, died, Bert and I drove to the next town to celebrate her
97th birthday with her.

On the way to the facility where she lived, I meditated on Psalm 1:3.

Psalm 1:3 (NASB)
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.

Due to Helen’s dementia issues, she sometimes behaved in a hostile manner toward me. Therefore, grabbing the last part of the verse, I asked God to prosper my time with Bert’s mother. I prayed that the visit would be a good one – one that would bring joy to Helen and that I would represent my Heavenly Father well. On our way back home, I thanked God for a good visit.

I am grateful for God’s Word. I stay dependent on the Holy Spirit to mold and shape me so I can be ready to serve Him throughout my day, in all circumstances. This includes becoming better at loving and respecting my husband, Bert, and becoming better equipped to serve my family, church,
and community.

I look forward to becoming the kind of person Psalm 1:3 describes: a solidly planted Christian, who isn’t easily distracted from whatever God is calling me to do, at any given time. One who doesn’t become discouraged or cop out when faced with uncomfortable or challenging obstacles.

Therefore, I constantly ask God to help me not stray from His presence. I need His Spirit to teach, guide and recharge me.

I know God is able to prosper and mature my (and your) labor, exactly on time (in its season) – including all future endeavors He has planned for us. However, we must firmly plant ourselves in Him and His Word, first. Continuing to memorize and meditating on Psalm 1:3 will help.

I hope you have a truly prosperous day. I’m trusting God you will.

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2 comments:

  1. I love this and it is my desire also. I must add that I have always seen you this way. "I look forward to becoming the kind of person Psalm 1:3 describes: a solidly planted Christian, who isn’t easily distracted from whatever God is calling me to do, at any given time. One who doesn’t become discouraged or cop out when faced with uncomfortable or challenging obstacles."

    Therefore, I constantly ask God to help me not stray from His presence. I need His Spirit to teach, guide and recharge me.

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    1. It continues to be my desire, too, Barbara. Your words are far kinder than my actions deserve. I assure you I have a long ways to go! ;)
      Thank you very much for stopping by!

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