Daily Delight

Saturday, January 21, 2017

"(1)Blessed 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. (2)But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. (3)He 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.” -Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)

There are two pathways to chose from in life: God's way of obedience, or the way of rebellion and destruction. The faithful to God, and the faithless. Those who diligently try to obey God's will are blessed. God doesn't judge us based on race, sex, or national origin- but on a basis of faith in Him and our responses to His revealed will. When we delight in the law of the Lord, He promises to watch over us. His wisdom guides our life. When we meditate on His word day and night, it allows us to know what God wants for our life, what He is saying to us. If we want to follow God more closely, we must know what He is saying. The more we meditate in Scripture, the stronger our resource becomes to guide our daily decisions.

These verses hold this simple truth of wisdom: the more we delight in God's word, the more we are in His presence; the more we are in His presence, the more fruitful we become. If we allow distance to grow in our time of meditation with the Lord, the more we separate ourselves from our source of nourishment, allowing ourselves to falter in our walk with Christ. To be truly prosperous and achieve anything worthwhile, we must let God's word fill our hearts, each and everyday. When we apply God's wisdom, our fruit bears Good results, just as tree would by soaking up water. God is our source of wisdom, strength, nourishment, hope, etc- and by soaking up His word, we produce Good actions and attitudes.

About the Author

Ashley Thrift≫ ≫ Ashley is a happy homemaker; a proud wife of her handsome and hard-working high-school sweetheart, and a very blessed mom of three amazing, crazy and energetic kiddos. In the good ole' southern upstate of SC, where Ashley is from, you will find her devoting herself to Jesus first, being a wife and mama second, and striving to be an overall woman of proverbs 31. When she is not running frantically off of coffee (chasing toddlers or carpooling; rushing to the the dance studio or ball fields), she is settled intimately in her Bible listening for the whispers of God. She also enjoys small group Bible studies with her mama friends, writing to serve God through her church writing team (NewSpring.cc) and her blog <www.p31shelaughs.com>, and still dating her husband even after seventeen years. She wears strength and dignity with laughter in her heart as she trusts God's faithfulness which has already assured her works all things to his glory (Proverbs 31:25). She knows that her story is being written by the one Almighty, and by His glory she tries to embrace what He is teaching her through each chapter- living on grace.


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