Friday, October 14, 2005

Nehemiah 11&12; Psalm 1; Acts 3

Urgency in me always leads to frustration and frustration paves the way or is born maybe of PRIDE and as we all know PRIDE comes before the fall......In Psalm 1 this morning this verse really struck me.....
1:2-3 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.
Like a tree......solid and unyielding
Like a tree.....a tree doesn't move???
Like a tree.....a tree's whole life is dependent upon the seasons
But his delight is in the law of the LORD and on his law he meditates day and night.....
These are the verses I gathered from around my computer this morning.......
2 Cor. 12:9 and then he told me, My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.
Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness.
Ecc. 7:8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
Hebrews 12:14-15 Work at getting along with each other and with God. Otherwise you'll never get so much as a glimpse of God. Make sure no one gets left out of God's generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time.
Proverbs 19: 20-21 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
Lamentations 3:21-26 But there's one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope: GOD's loyal love couldn't have run out, his merciful love couldn't have dried up. They're created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I'm sticking with GOD (I say it over and over). He's all I've got left. GOD proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks. It's a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from GOD.
So that's what I'm going to marinate in today. That's the words that I want to really penetrate this crusty, stubborn, prideful heart of mine.

2 comments:

So I Go said...

i envy your ability to get so immersed in the Word.. thanks for letting me come along with you on your journey.

-jeff

Melissa said...

I'm amazing that God gives us help...that He chooses to be personal with us...He doesn't have to be, yet His gentleness in doing so helps me to mount on wings...wings as eagles!