Psalm 37: 3-4
(NASB) Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and
faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the
just ordinary scripture verses, but very special promises, based on
principles, given to very special people--Christians.
You and I are
living in a day when everything moves at an incredibly high rate
of speed. We
can get fast food, instant oil changes, instant answers from
Net, and even instant preaching on television.
is nothing intrinsically wrong with getting things done efficiently,
that take time and effort can suffer in our hurry to get things done
is especially true of our relationship to God.
interested in shallow commitments or vague mumbled prayers, but
our full and complete attention--for one reason. So He can build
us up to stand
strong in times of pressure and stress.
You and I are
precious to God. In fact, scripture says He designed Adam and
Eve because He
was lonely for companionship. His greatest joy, according to
Genesis 3, was
spending time with His beloved Adam and Eve, talking with
them in the
cool of the evening as they walked in the beautiful garden He
for their enjoyment.
really need them to share their feelings; He already knew exactly how
they felt on
every subject. And yet, He loved listening as they shared their
Him. And He loved telling them they were precious, cherished and
The same is
true today. In fact, it's in relationship with God that we finally
love for us, and can walk in peace, because, as scripture says,
casts out fear."
can't be rushed the way other things can. They tend to suffer in
You and I need
to spend time with God, shutting out the din of the world, just
to hear His
tender wooing. He wants us to come away with Him, spend time
with Him, get
to know Him, and listen to His plans for us. He delights in us,
Yourself in the Lord
Nancy Arant Williams