Saturday, April 18, 2015
God is good and bathing in the Word
Ps 67:1 God be merciful to us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us, Selah
:2 that Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.
:3 Let the people praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You.
:4 Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations on earth. Selah
:5 Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You.
:6 Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us.
:7 God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.
God's daily blessings are proof positive that He is indeed a good God who cares for His own. But how will our world know this about God if we never praise Him for His goodness to us?
So next time God blesses you, be sure to look for ways to appropriately give Him the credit.
Jn 9:11 He answered and said, "A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ' Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and I received sight."
Jesus told this man to go wash the clay from his eyes. What do you need to remove from your life today in order to see what God wants you to see and do what He wants you to do?
Whether it is a destructive habit, or toxic relationship, a bad attitude, you must get rid of it.
James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Clease your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
God will do His part, but you must do yours. God will extend grace to you, but you must act on it.
The secret of victorious Christian living is bathing your mind each day in the Scriptures. Picture yourself taking a bath in God's Word and the dirt and grime coming off you. That's what meditating on the Scriptures does for you.