Daily Reading: 9-29-16
Psalm 37:1-9 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
What would it look like if every day we practiced being faithful to God? I believe the answer is we would be blessed (happy and to be envied) as well as fulfilled, because God wants to give us the desires of our hearts when we are focused on His righteousness. Are you waiting for God to meet the desires of your heart? If so, wait patiently for Him to provide for you.
Do not be preoccupied with evildoers.
Do not envy those who do wicked things.
They will quickly dry up like grass
and wither away like green plants.
Trust the Lord, and do good things.
Live in the land, and practice being faithful.
Be happy with the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Entrust your ways to the Lord.
Trust him, and he will act on your behalf.
He will make your righteousness shine like a light,
your just cause like the noonday sun.
Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for him.
Do not be preoccupied with an evildoer who succeeds in his way
when he carries out his schemes.
Let go of anger, and leave rage behind.
Do not be preoccupied.
It only leads to evil.
Evildoers will be cut off from their inheritance,
but those who wait with hope for the Lord will inherit the land.
Prayer: Lord, help me to practice being faithful to you everyday. Help me to stay focused on pleasing you by loving others and sharing kindness, because I know you will bring great spiritual blessings to me in time. In Jesus’ name. Amen.