Saturday, July 18, 2009
My friend Collette over at Jesus Loves Mums has decided that on Saturday's she will be posting on one of the Psalms..or a portion of...and what it has said to her.
I thought that would be an awesome way for us to study and share God's Word.
I asked if she minded if I joined in and she warmly said no and has invited anyone who would like to join her as well.
I love the Psalms. David, one of the men who wrote Psalms, was called a 'Man after God's own heart', yet he struggled just as we do.
Solomon, Moses, other writers of Psalms, struggled just as much and these were strong men of God!! How encouraging to those of us who seem to continually beat ourselves up when we stumble!!
I chose Psalms 128 this Saturday....specifically verse 1:
"How joyfull are those who fear the Lord-all who follow His ways! You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be! Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table. That is the Lord's blessings for those who fear Him. May the Lord continually bless you from Zion. May you see Jerusalem prosper as long as you live. May you live to enjoy your grandcildren. May Israel have peace!" NLT
Have you noticed that all of God's promises come with a condition? He will always keep His promises to us, but we have to do our part. Don't we do that with our own children?
"If you'll get your room cleaned up, we'll go to the park!"
"If you'll eat all your veggies, you can have some ice cream!"
Here is the condition...our part, if you will.." How joyful are those who fear the Lord-all who follow His ways!
If we follow His ways, we will be joyful (v1), we will enjoy the fruit of our labor (v2), wives will flourish within the home (v3), children will be vigorous (v3).
What tremendous blessings if we are just obedient to the One Who has breathed life into us!
How about joining Collette? What Psalm from God's Word has spoken to you this week?