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A Blessed Vision

Psalm 5:11

Numbers 24:1-9

Have you ever just paused and looked around at all The Lord has done in your life? Have you ever just taken a moment to ask The Lord to give you spiritual vision so that you can see how He has worked?

What a blessing it is to just look, through spiritual eyes, at God’s presence in your life.

Balaam, a prophet of our Lord received that type of spiritual vision as he overlooked the tents of Israel. He was reminded of all that God had done for them. He drew strength from that. And then he was encouraged by all that God would continue to do for them.

Just step back and ask The Lord to open your eyes to the blessings all around you. And then praise Jesus for it.

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Love The Word

Psalm 119:127

Psalm 119:97-104

Do you have a love for the Word of God?

Do you lean upon it for strength? Do you crave it? Does it mean more to you than earthly treasures?

The psalmist was consumed by the word. He meditated upon it. He followed it’s precepts. He recognized it as the source of his wisdom.

He realized that staying within the judgment of The Lord was the best thing for him. Therefore he hated false ways and abstained from evil.

So if you’re lacking in love for the Word I encourage you to live it. Choose it’s righteous ways over evil. Think upon it and it’s truth. Apply it’s wisdom to your life.

When you put forth effort to live by the Word then there will be nothing else that can satisfy your soul. Because the love you find in the Word will spur a love for the Word.

Top Of The List

Psalm 143:8

Luke 10:38-42

Martha and Mary had decided to invite Jesus into their home. He was to be their guest of honor. Much preparation goes in to welcoming someone into your house. Cleaning, cooking, etc. It really takes a servant’s heart to be a good host/hostess.

Martha and Mary scrambled around wanting to make Jesus feel welcome. Then He arrived. He began to speak. Mary stopped to listen. Martha didn’t.

Martha went to Jesus frustrated about her sister’s lack of help.

Jesus responded, “Mary hath chosen that good part…”

Each day we are faced with choices to prioritize what is going on in our lives.

Before Jesus arrived at Mary and Martha’s house it was the women’s top priority to make sure their house was welcoming to Jesus. But once Jesus arrived He became the top priority.

Constantly evaluate what is going on in your life. Keep your priorities in line. And remember that spending time with Jesus should always be at the top of your list.

Living With Gratitude

Colossians 3:17

Psalm 84:10

Have you surrendered yourself to the calling The Lord has put on your life?

Or have you balked at the job that He has lined up for you…thinking that maybe you’re not qualified, maybe you feel overqualified?

Go with what The Lord has laid out for you. Be grateful that He would entrust you with accomplishing His work. Know this: all jobs given by The Lord are a reflection of God’s love and acceptance of you. Even if you’re a doorkeeper, like the psalmist speaks of, you’re still in the family of God, you’ve been separated from the world. You have reason to rejoice.

Dedicate yourself to being your best version of what God has called you to be.

Praise

Hebrews 13:15

Praise Jesus.

He made you.

He saved you.

He has what’s best in store for you.

Praise The Lord.

Sing!

Ephesians 5:19

Moses was a singer. After he led the people across the Red Sea he stopped to sing a song of praise to God. Before he died he taught Joshua a song that would remind the children of Israel about the blessings The Lord had given them.

The Book of Psalms is filled with scriptures telling us to sing to The Lord. It also teaches us that The Lord will give us the words to sing.

Hum a song. Think on a song. Be loud about. In whichever way you choose to sing be sure to sing to Jesus, for Jesus about Jesus. You’ll find yourself drawing closer to Him.

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