Pondering Psalms 37:7

“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;

fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,

over the man who carries out evil devices!”

Psalms 37:7

My take: There is a time and place for almost everything as David’s son Solomon so eloquently showers us with in Ecclesiastes. A time for war, a time for peace. A time for this, a time for that. David suggests there is time for just being still before God. Sometimes stillness can actually be productive if done intentionaly. All we can, or should, do is enough. Here we see there is a time to be patient and ‘let go, let God’ work it out without worry; without trying to control what is impossible and impractical. Patience is a virtue, right?

What a heritage and legacy we have to live up. If we bowed down a lot more like GW was in the habit of, we would indeed prosper more. (More prospering doesn’t necessarily mean more money nor does it mean less. What think and say you?)

My prayer: God, help me to be still and know You are God. Help me realize and trust you to work things out even while I sleep. When You choose to not, help me exercise patience knowing that in the end, it all works out just fine and dandy.

This is how I fight my battles

The Whole Armor of God
10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [b]wiles of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [c]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.