Deeper Day 47: Reflection

Here we are on Sunday again, and I am again led to have you meditate on a portion of scripture.

The days of the blameless are known to the Lord, and their inheritance will endure forever.  In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.  But the wicked will perish:  The Lord’s enemies will be like the beauty of the fields, they will vanish – vanish like smoke.  The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously; those the Lord blesses will inherit the land, but those He curses will be cut off.  If the Lord delights in a man’s way, He makes his steps firm, though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.  I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging for bread.  They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.  Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.  For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake His faithful ones. They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off; the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.  Psalm 37:18-29


I seem to always run across these types of scriptures when walking through a valley.  It’s like God shining down on me and reminding me that we will make it through this and to remember to even be generous in the hard times, because that generosity carries eternal reward.  Our family has sought to do just that.  We have been continuing to give above and beyond our tithe during this lean time and we have been continuing to give of our time and talents both within the church and outside of it.  All these things are done not so we can brag, but to ensure that we never become a slave to our circumstance and so we always remember Who our Provider truly is. Even in the lean times we can partner with abundance and turn away from the poverty spirit.  When we look to God alone to provide our provision, then we can rest assured that we will always have more than enough.

Prayer Moment:  Take time to re-read the above portion of scripture.  What does it mean to you personally?  Journal your heart.  Ask God to partner with you as you read and to highlight any part that He wants you to really hear from Him today.  That scripture is ripe with promise.  Be blessed and be a blessing today. You are loved.