Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Map

Not much time to write today, just wanted to post a quick note.

These are the thoughts I believe the Lord shared with me today:

1. The map: each day we wake up we need to evaluate where we are in life and check our position on our life's map with "the" map which is our bible. If you don't know where to read just open the book up somewhere and stare at the pages. Starting is always the hardest part. Today we need the Lord's map for our lives more than ever. Stay in the map that our Lord provided for us.

2. Deeply rooted:

Psalm 1:1Blessed is the man

who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked

or stand in the way of sinners

or sit in the seat of mockers.

2But his delight is in the law of the LORD,

and on his law he meditates day and night.

3He is like a tree planted by streams of water,

which yields its fruit in season

and whose leaf does not wither.

Whatever he does prospers.

We are like a tree planted in a dry and hostile land. What does a tree do to find water when the earth becomes dry? It shoots its roots down deeper looking for that water.

The Lord tells us that when our delight is in His law, and when we meditate on it day and night we are like a tree planted by streams of water. We yield our fruit in season, our leaf does not wither and whatever we do prospers. That is an impressive promise and this writer can testify to you that every Word of it is true.

Once again, what do we need to do? Stay in the Word of God.

3. Simplify our life: we will be happier with less. Less clutter, less distraction, less "stuff." We need to make peace again with the simple things in life. We should make up our minds to be satisfied in any situation. The Lord has provided in the past. The Lord is providing today, and the Lord will provide for us in the future.

4. Trust: in today's world which is spinning out of control we need to trust the Lord. He will take care of us. He knows everything that is going on. He has not forgotten anything. He has not overlooked some important detail in your life. We need to trust Him. We need to put our hand in His and let Him lead us forward even through territory that is unfamiliar and uncomfortable. Things are changing rapidly in this world and we must trust the Lord to guide us through every moment and every inch of territory that we need to cross..

Psalm 23:4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

That's it for today. Be encouraged. Be very strong and courageous. Don't worry about tomorrow just summon the strength to get through each day. Count on the Lord for everything else you need that is so far out of your hands that you could never hope to provide it. We serve a very great God, trust Him.

These are the things this writer hears the Lord saying today. Grace and peace