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First Devotion

posted Mar 23, 2014, 6:14 AM by Nathanael Wheeler   [ updated Apr 11, 2018, 4:08 PM ]
I'm still getting the site set up, and there's a lot to do, but one of the items on the list is to actually create a "first devotion." This morning as I was trying to think of a good Scripture to put on the front of the site, Psalm 1:1-2 came to mind:

"How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night."

We live in a world where we are inundated with media, advertisements, and advice from all of our friends. It's important that we surround ourselves with Godly influences in our lives to help counteract all the "counsel" that the rest of the world wants to give us. Verse 2 gives us a simple formula for finding the right kind of counsel in our lives - meditating on God's Word "day and night." Verse 3 goes on to show us what will happen as a result:

"He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers."

If you have been looking for a way to be wildly successful in life, this is your chance! I know, it's a cliché line, but really... God wants amazing things for each of us, and the only way we can ever learn what He has in store for us is if we get rid of (ignore) the sources of negative advice in our lives and listen to what God has to say to us.