Journal Entry by Tony Gebran
S – PSALMS 119:68-72 (NLT)
“You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees. Arrogant people smear me with lies, but in truth I obey your commandments with all my heart. Their hearts are dull and stupid, but I delight in your instructions. My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees. Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver”.
O – Observation
I can rest knowing that I serve a good and faithful God. That as I draw nearer to him he will teach me his way’s and will lead me through the challenges we face each and every day.
We can take delight in his instruction’s and may even suffer for him but we can be assured that God has all things under his control. Scripture tells us that it will produce in us the things that are everlasting (righteous harvest) the more we find ourselves facing life’s situations (sufferings) the closer we run and draw near to our father, paying attention to what he has to say to us through his word. We find that his instructions become more important and valuable than the things we surround ourselves with.
A – Application
May I take delight in your instruction and apply them to my daily life! I need to allow your word to lead and mould my life in so many areas. I face challenges and decisions that need your wisdom and understanding applied to when making these decisions both at home and work.
P – Prayer
Lord I ask that you continue to lead me as I lead others, I need your guidance in the situations I face and your wisdom to be able to understand how to deal with them. I thank you that your word to me is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.