April 16, 2018

By Paul J Banta

Psalm 37:3-8 says, ” Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and He will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper it only leads to harm.”NLT

When you read today’s scripture, know the secret requests of your heart are to be shared with your Lord. That’s the way He hears you and cooperates with you giving you the desires of your heart.  He knows all your dreams and hope. He has personally planted them on your conscious thoughts. He knows all those the things that you haven’t told anyone, the secret things of your heart. Perhaps you need to start talking to Him more. Possibly you thought those things in your heart might never be possible and could never happen to you. Maybe you’ve stuffed your request, given up on them because they didn’t happen on your timetable. The devil wants you to give up on your hopes and dreams and destroy your faith when it comes to depending on God to answer your prayers. Are you going to stand for that foolishness?

Are you ready to commit differently to the Lord than your previous attempts? If so, just make your efforts to trust Him to assist you, be more consistent in your daily life.  Find a good time each day to speak to God and don’t give up on being more persistent. Be patient and resting on Him alone.  Stop worrying about people who will try to work against you, because their deceptions or words will not override God’s will for your life.  He guarantees it, so stop worrying about this and that for in the end it doesn’t make much sense.  Stop being anger at others or even the Lord because you don’t get your way.  Be at peace and keep your cool.  Your self-control is what God wants, but the devil wants you to be unhappy and anger and, not peaceful.

So, be encouraged today because God is still planning to bring His future you to come to pass.  Do what today’s verses say and delight yourself in the Lord.  Today’s scripture paints that God is ready to mold and shape your character today.  Allow Him to direct your plans, hopes, and dreams.  Keep an attitude that my faith in the Lord really can work and then be prepared to see all happen for you in the days ahead. When you delight in the Lord, you begin to submit your ways to the Him and pursue the path He has for you.  He does not mess around, and He will fulfill those secret petitions of your heart. Are you ready?

What’s your next move?