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Bible Ballistics: BBs #621      Resting IN Jesus???

 

I have just a brief word to share with you today, but a word that I often rehearse to remind myself to keep my eyes on Jesus rather than my circumstances.  And while my circumstances or yours may require a certain amount of our time, effort, mind and even our heart—we don’t have to allow them to overwhelm us, when we will but check our focus continually.

Fret not thyself

because of evildoers,

neither be thou envious

against the workers of iniquity.

2 For they shall soon be cut down

like the grass,

and wither

as the green herb.

3 Trust in the LORD,

and do good;

so shalt thou dwell in the land,

and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thyself also

in the LORD;

and he shall give thee

the desires of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way

unto the LORD;

trust also

in him;

and he shall bring it to pass.

6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness

as the light,

and thy judgment

as the noonday.

7 Rest in the LORD,

and wait patiently for him:

fret not thyself

because of him

who prospereth in his way,

because of the man

who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger,

and forsake wrath:

fret not thyself

in any wise

to do evil.”   Psalm 37:1-8

I pray that you will ponder the truth and beauty of this passage as you go through the rest of your week.  And may I simply add that if your “delight” is in the Lord, you will find that your own heart’s desire will become that which is pleasing and delightful to God, rather than the flesh!  Drawing near to God invokes His transforming power in our hearts, continually conforming us into the image “of His son”!  It’s not our attempting to convince God that our desires ought to be rubber-stamped with His “OK”!  When we keep our eyes on Jesus, He will continually change our heart, our mind and our direction!

I beseech you therefore, brethren,

by the mercies of God,

that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice,

holy,

acceptable unto God,

which is your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world:

but be ye transformed

by the renewing of your mind,

that ye may prove what is that

good,

and acceptable,

and perfect,

will of God.”  Romans 12:1-2

Amen and Amen!!!