Thursday, April 19, 2007

Happy are those

When I lived in Pueblo West, Colorado, we moved into a brand new house. Within the first couple of months, we had the front yard landscaped. But the back yard we left alone for the first year. Every week I would go out and pull the weeds. This wan't too difficult, because the weeds were small and pulled out easily. But I got lazy over a period of time, and pretty soon the weeds were tall. When I decided to go out one day and pull the weeds, I was astounded at how difficult they were to pull out. I had to dig and dig before they would come out!
In the book of Psalms, chapter 1, verses 1 - 3, it says:
1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
This psalm tells us that we are blessed, or happy, when we walk with the counsel of God; we are happy when we do not hang out with sinners; we are happy when we delight in the law of God, and not the ways of the world; we are happy when we plant ourselves by a water source (which in our case is the aforementioned actions).
When we plant ourselves in the world of those who love and seek God, and when we seek out God's word for our lives, then we will root ourselves firmly in God. Like the weeds I tried to pull out, we will be securely connected with God!

I want to suggest to you, that if you are not happy, it is probably because you haven't plantedd your self in the right place, and you are not seeking God the way you should. What do you think? Let me know by clicking on the "comments" button below.

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