Monday, May 17, 2010

Walking Right With God...[135]

The law of his God is in his heart;
his feet do not slip.
[Psalm 37:31]

Psalm 37 is a challenge to action. In the first 8 verses, David uses a number of action words. Let us look at some of them.

Do not fret because of evil men
or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the Lord
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret - it leads only to evil.
[Psalm 37:1-8]

These are areas we all need to work upon. Right now take each one of these action words from Psalm 37 and pray them into your life. Worry stems from a mismanaged, negative imagination. Fear is an enemy that has to be dealt with. Action cures fear. Therefore, isolate your fear, take prompt and appropriate action. Be decisive!

But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it - he will be blessed in what he does.
[James 1:25]

~ Emotions are not immediately subject to reason but they are immediately subject to action ~

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