On The Banks of the River

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Oh, the joys of those who do not follow evil men’s advice, who do not hang around with sinners, scoffing at the things of God.  But they delight in doing everything God wants them to, and day and night are always meditating on his laws and thinking about ways to follow him more closely.

They are like trees along a riverbank bearing luscious fruit each season without fail. Their leaves shall never wither, and all they do shall prosper. Psalm 1:1-3 TLB 

I love, love, love, spending time with my Lord, but how many know that sometimes, life gets busy and you don’t quite do it like you want to. Yesterday, I was reflecting on some changes I’d like to make, perhaps not blogging as much and doing more reading and praying. Listen to what the Lord spoke to me because I’m sure you too can relate;

“My daughter, why do you allow the enemy to chastise you about the quality of your time with me? All day long, you think on me, smiling when you think of my goodness. Isn’t that spending time with me? You’re thinking about things I say, the way I take care of you and love you. I’m pleased with that. You don’t allow our time to become formal or boring. I love your randomness because I created you for that.

“Don’t compare yourself to this one or that one because you are you. Be content in the way I made you and with the things I’ve called you to do. Know that I’m with you always, opening doors, directing your steps. Keep walking because I’m beside you, listening, and I”m satisfied with you.”

Father, thanks for that! I love Your company, the way You keep me and establish my ways. Even when the winds blow and the waters rise, You steady me and draw me to higher ground. You’re my boat in high tide. You anchor me and keep me from drifting away. My heart belongs to You. Steady me this day and help me not to wonder or become distracted by the cares of this world or the deceitfulness of riches. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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