Before we do our last day of these 40 days together, I want to take a moment to thank each of you for your contribution. It has been a great journey. I pray that through this time your hunger for the Word has increased and that God has ministered to you through the power of His Word. Although this time has come to an end, continue steadfast in His Word. It will transform your life. May your life be a testimony to the Word of Christ dwelling in you richly. Thank you for being a blessing and sharing your heart with me over these past 40 days.
Psalm 1:1-6 NKJV
Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Today’s final study is to take this Psalm and to personalize it. Let’s do this.
I, Freda will live a blessed and abundant life if I choose not to walk in the counsel of the ungodly. If I choose not to let my life life be led by the worlds definition. And if I do not take a stand with those who are scorning truth. I am called to make God my delight and to desire His Word more than my daily bread. It is only in His Word that I can know or experience real life. It is only in His Word, and the choice to let his word ruminate in my heart that I will find true life. In choosing to meditate and to fix my heart on God, I set myself up to live an abundant life. I will become a woman firmly planted in Truth. Someone who is not moved by every situation that comes my way, but deeply rooted and held by Truth. God’s path will lead me to a place where the fruit of my life becomes life for others. Incredible Word. However, if I refuse to live like the godly and want to live in disobedience, I set my life up to be barren and without purpose. Nothing I put my hand to do will have any lasting value. God is looking at my life and keeping a very clear picture of my choices. He does not miss anything, but celebrates when I walk with him in righteousness.
Application for Freda – We will walk. Where will I walk? We will take a stand for something. What am I standing for? We will sit somewhere. In what places have I found myself sitting? Time to evaluate and make a shift where needed.