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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Trust, Dwell, Delight


 

 

“Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land

 and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and

he will give the desires of your heart.” Ps 37: 3-4 (NIV)

 

“Trust in the Lord . . .” David directs us to rely on the LORD and.  He further tells us to take great joy in God. He then gives us a reason for our trusting Jesus. He will give us our deepest desires.

“. . . do good . . .” As children of God we try to do positive things for others. We try to do this by listening, suggesting things to help those who seek our advice, and by helping provide for an emergency need another person or family may have.

“. . . dwell in the land. . . “ The shepherd king tells us we should figuratively pitch our tents inside the boundaries of God’s Kingdom. Simply stated, he tells us we should abide by what God tells us and follow His leading as we walk this earth.

 “. . . enjoy safe pasture.“ We are to appreciate what God does for us. When we feel His presence in our circumstance, we should give praise that He is there with us, even if that situation puts us into a stress mode. We are to and take joy in the fact that we belong to Him.

“Delight yourself in the LORD. . . “ Sing praise songs during your morning devotions. Share with someone what He has done for you. Keep a log of the many ways God has blessed you. Give praise during times of corporate worship.

“. . . he will give the desires of your heart.” When God bestows upon us our wants, it is not in His will or anything that will cause us harm. God always has our best interests in mind.

 

6 comments:


  1. Hi Quiet Spirit,

    I like to give praise reports when God answers my prayers. It not only expresses my gratitude to Him, but also encourages others to rely on the Lord.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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    1. Susan:
      I have had times when I had to write down the names of those who have praises for the Lord. I started doing this when I was going through a dry time spiritually.

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  2. What a wonderful practical application of Scripture, Cecelia. Thank you for sharing. This quote got my attention: "We should give praise that He is there with us, even if that situation puts us into a stress mode." As someone who has been in stress mode lately, I needed this reminder. :)

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    1. Sarah; Thank you for your warm response.The Apostle Paul tells us to "Give thanks IN all circumstances." 1 Thess. 5:18 Sometimes we have to look deep into a circumstance to find something for which to be thankful.

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  3. I love this post! once I began to believe God always has my best interest in mind my life got a whole lot easier...and better!

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    1. Annmarie: Thanks for stopping by. I understand what you say. It's when we realize that we don't know it all or don't have all the answers that we learn that God is Who He says He is and can be trusted.

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