Psalms 1 and 2
Thanks to everyone for this new journey. Here is the plan. Every day, read two Psalms. Then check in on the blog! I will react to the reading, and then it will be your turn. Maybe something I say will spark a thought. Maybe you found a different verse that meant something to you. Don't worry about staying on topic, just comment with your thoughts!
I love the image of the tree in verse 3. That those who are planted in the Lord are stable, firm, rooted. That they are evergreen. I look around me and I see that to be true. The people I know with the strongest faith aren't easily swayed by circumstance or temptations. They stay strong even when the wicked around them try to hurt them. When the winds of change blow. I want to be that tree, but I fear sometimes my roots aren't deep enough. That's why I love these summers in the Word with you all. I love having each of you strengthen my roots.
How do you approach God? Do you tell God your plans, or approach with "fear, trembling, kissing his feet" (verse 11). I also love verse 4, "He who sits in heaven laughs". Heaven laughs at our plans. But, does that mean we shouldn't plan? Does that mean our plans are wrong?
What do you think?
Dear God--Strengthen our roots. Show us your plans. Let us fall in line, but never let us fall. Amen.