2021

Psalms 71:8  As each day brims with your beauty, my mouth brims with praise.

Thought

God is pleased when we think about His Word. When we study it, meditate on it and apply it to our lives.

Joshua 1:8-9  says “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.  This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Read Joshua 1:1-9 Joshua/ost his close friend and mentor Moses. Instead of using it as an excuse to give up he immediately took up the leadership role. Unworthy and unprepared he demontarted bold obedience to God , able to do what God required of him because He was willing to turn His will and His life over to the care of God.

I AM MAKING A DECISION TO LET GOD HELP ME CHANGE AND COMMIT TO WORKING WITH HIM TO DO SO

– Joshua made a decision to let God help him become all he needed t be and he made a commitment to do whatever God told him to do, when God told him to do it.

Meditation

Each day do my thoughts, words, and actions line up with God’s purpose for my life?

– Do I think about things that would please God?
– Do my words reflect what I am thinking about?
– Do I act like someone who is following God’s direction?

I ask myself these three questions because sometimes when I wake up my head is not in the right place. I allow my own desires and plans to take precedence over what God wants me to do and so I set myself up for failure because I am not depending on Him.

God created desires in us as a way of expressing our individual personalities. Desires in our lives are healthy when properly directed. If they are good and God-honoring. Bt the can also bring us unstuck if we allow our own desires to become more important than God’s desires or us.

Prayer

Proverbs 2:3-5  Cry out for insight and ask for understanding.  Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.  Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God.

Lord help me today to cry out to You for insight. Seek to understand Your plans for my day and search for ways to make Your will my reality as I go through this day.