Psalm 37:3-4 (NKJV)
Trust in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

We make hundreds of choices everyday.  Hopefully, most of them are good.  These two verses of Scripture have always been close to my heart and often help me evaluate my walk with God.  My prayer is that you may examine these two verses, examine yourself, and then draw even closer to the One who created you for His kingdom purposes.

1) Are you trusting in the Lord at this time?  This flesh is weak.  God knows that.  You know that.  He wants us to trust Him.  He knows all things.  We do not.  Our mere trust in Him could be the very thing that draws others closer to Him.  Proverbs 3:5 tells us to trust in the Lord with all our heart.  If you have not been doing that there is no better time than now to begin.

2) Do good.  Of course, during this time of COVID-19 we are taking every precaution to safeguard our families.  But are we doing good for others?  That is a question only the reader can answer.  Be encouraged by the words of the Apostle Paul in Galatians 6:10.  Be a blessing to someone today.  Make a phone call.  Send a text.  Place groceries on someone’s front porch.  Smile.  The world needs actions of kindness, not only during this trying time, but always.  You can easily make someone’s day!

3) What is your food today, or lately?  Is it the media and their endless, changing stories of COVID-19.  Or, is it the word of God which is filled with endless, UN-changing truths designed to bring you hope, comfort, and peace.  Each individual makes a daily choice of what they will feed on.  There is no greater food than God’s faithfulness.  The Psalmist tells you and I to feed on that.  It is so easy to feed on worldly things and, at times, we do not even realize we are doing so.  We are constantly surrounded by the things of this world and that can be dangerous.  Feeding on the faithfulness of God requires one to be intentional and disciplined.  If we take this approach with an exercise program or a diet, why not try it with His faithfulness?

4) According to Scripture, we will receive the desires of our heart IF we delight in Him.  It is conditional.  If we do this, He does that.  But this can turn into selfishness if we’re not careful.  Do we delight in God only so He can give us something?  This should not be so.  We should delight in God simply because He is God.  We should do so expecting nothing in return.  What are the results?  He blesses us by giving us the desires of our heart.  But, guess what?  Our desires are now His desires.  When we delight in God and God alone, we desire only one thing, HIM!  Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

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