Thursday 18 Feb 2021

February 18: Psalm 1:1-6
 
Key Verse: Psalm 1:6
For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
 
Devotion:
I love the closeness of the Psalmist with God – being able to talk about God as being someone who is constantly looking out for him and loving and supporting him in everything he does with God. Note, though, it is talking about someone who is sticking close to God by listening to Him, obeying Him and giving Him all the glory and not someone who just thinks of God when things go wrong or when they are feeling a bit down!
 
God wants us to be a constant companion, always praying and always thinking about what God would want us to do in our lives. It is not a ‘once a year friendship’ when it gets close to Easter or Christmas, but a lifelong and everyday relationship as if God was your constant companion. God treats us like a lifelong companion and expects a similar input from our end. That is what true friends do!
 
The more we look for God, the more we find of Him. The more we live with God, the more He is able to feed us and to protect us. This is a relationship which has to be treated with love and care. If we are going to ignore God, then should we expect Him to continue caring for us? If we are going to walk away from Him, should we expect Him to come running after us?
 
The thing is, like an awesome friend, God does come running after us when we run away. He tries to bring us back on track and lift us up – because He loves us so much. But for those who go off and do their own thing constantly without thinking of God and without acknowledging Him at all – well, they don’t get the same care and attention... they get the same love, but not the attention because they are rejecting it.
 
Points to Ponder:
Do you try to do your best all the time?
 
Are you trying to do your best for God?


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