The Key to Smooth Sailing

13 Jun

God’s Word:  Psalms 84 

God’s Attribute: (12) “It’s smooth sailing all the way with God.”peace

God’s Message to me:

As you turn to me, I turn to you.  Even in the midst of terrible adversity I am right there and you can proceed with peace and joy in your heart.  Then the world will see that there is a God who cares because you have made Me evident by the words and deeds of your life.  It isn’t only in the good times that things are going well for you.  Things can always be well for you if you continually draw near to Me.

Don’t worry about tomorrow—let Me take care of all your worries.  Just trust Me and I will see you through all challenges.  Look around at the beautiful world I have created—the balance of “nature” is balanced just so to make your life possible.  All of creation is your servant.  And into your hands I have given the responsibility to care for one another and all creatures and the land as well.  Care for others on My behalf.

Acts of service benefit you far more than benefiting another.  But to step up to the next dimension is to do those acts of service “as unto Me.”  Because that is exactly how I see them.  I take all your treatment of others, and all of creation personally.  Therefore, if you want My forgiveness—forgive others.  If you want My attention—pay attention to others.  If you want My blessing—be a blessing to others.  That is the key to smooth-sailing all the way with Me.

God’s question for me

Are you prepared to step out of your lifeboat and onto My raft?

God’s promise to me

(12) All sunshine and sovereign is God, generous in gifts and glory.

My prayer to God:

  1. Adoration:  It is clearly evident that You made a way for me through all the storms of my life.
  2. Confession: I’m sorry if I am letting myself get distracted from what you most want me to do with my life.
  3. Thanksgiving:  You are so good to me so many ways.
  4. Supplication: Help me to devote my life to making others’ lives smooth sailing.

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