My husband Bock and I were born, married and lived over half a century in the Garden State. We were ready for a change! We knew only after two visits to Texas that the Dallas area was where we wanted to retire. We made the move in 2011 from NJ to Carter Ranch in Celina. We started attending Lighthouse in January 2017. I joined a Life Group, which has enriched my life with new friends and more awareness of God’s love. Married 46 years, no children and now both semi-retired working for the Celina ISD. We are happy to call ourselves Texans.
As a youngster I was taught many life skills are found in the Bible. I love the advice in this psalm to do good, not loss your temper or be angry. They all make sense in creating relationships with people, but we learn in time these behaviors are difficult to fulfill. Verses 23-24 instructs He will guide the steps of the godly and even if we stumble, He will not let us fall.
Psalm 37 tells us to (vs3) trust in the Lord, (vs4) delight in Him, (vs5) commit all that we do to Him. Verse 7 instructs us to be still in His presence and to wait patiently for Him to act.
He wants a relationship with us, too, and sent His son. Even Jesus taught us we must love God with all our heart, our soul, our mind and strength (Mark 12:30).
Psalms frequently show us the wickedness on earth and stresses our dependency on God for salvation. This Psalm shows us not only why we’d want a relationship with God but how to do it. Let’s turn our hearts and minds towards Him in worship, delighting in Him and placing God at the center of our lives.
Dear Lord, we thank you for being; being there for us and with us. We cannot do this alone, we need you. Open the eyes of our hearts, our minds and give us the strength to follow you our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 6:03 AM CDT