On a leisurely stroll through Facebook, I was asked to look at a scripture by one of my little sisters, Psalm 1:1-3, that started a great conversation which I would like to share in this blog.
“Blessed is the man who…”
“….walks not in the counsel of the wicked”
I was first drawn to “walks not” in the passage. The walk that is listed is one of personal choice. In life, we have counsel that is both “brought” and “sought”. Brought is the counsel that comes to us via the way of others that volunteer their advice/two cents towards the circumstances we face, while Sought is the advice or counsel we gain by seeking those we believe has the wisdom we need. In this, this passage highlights something about our true self. I have found in my own life times when I was brought unwise or wicked counsel, but also times when I sought counsel that was wicked (let’s define wicked in this blog as counsel that is against the will of God). The counsel that is brought is often rejected because it’s is received as unwise generally because of the source, but the counsel that is sought is more often than not taken because it generally validates and or confirms what we desire to hear.
Yes, believers look for validation, and at times said validation is not in alignment with what God desires; because it is sometimes received and retrieved from a source that is not aligned with God’s will. This is where the “walks not” resurfaces! It surfaces because the advice we seek has to be from a source of counsel that is in alignment with God’s Word and not just in alignment with your desires. We have to seek counsel that will keep us on the path God has laid for us, and in this we can walk the path that leads us into blessings.
I wondered how many of us have “sought” our way off the blessed path? Could it be that our lives could be layered with one blessing proceeded by another blessing with our decisions. Maybe there is more to seek ye first the Kingdom? As opposed to looking at it from a vantage point of ecclesia being the collective body of Christ as a local, and not the mobile unit of self going therefore into the world. Seeking God’s will in our lives is Seeking the Kingdom, and all that accompanies putting God first accompany it.
(4 year old couldn’t find shoes)
4 Year Old: Daddy, where are my shoes?
My reply: I’m responsible for you, not your shoes! You have keep up with what I give you.
As I got into the car, I thought the shoes to be out finances/resources myself to be God and my child to be us.
I began to wonder how many times we have mismanaged, misplaced, squandered, given away, torn can’t find the match to what God has provided to cover is not just for that day but for weeks to come.
In truth, like children, we often find ourselves with our hands and heads up with put voices raised asking God “Where are my shoe?” We grow frustrated looking for them and other times don’t bother to search because we know our careless ways towards his provisions will render search unfruitful or laborious.
Are you careful cursing your resources? Some of us take care of them, but have them spread so thin that when its time to place them together, or departure is delayed. Are your working a plan and structuring your resources? Are they stored in a safe place? Are they being monitored? Have your restricted access to your resources? Where are your shoes?
I hear God saying to us, I have supplied all of your needs according toy riches in glory, but you are always short and in a tight because you are spending August provisions in May because you didn’t manage well in February.
We must get a handle I. Our resources. Though God had a cattle on a thousand hills, his process of the. Release of said resources are His and His alone. Though there are times when the rain s at our cry, there will be days where out voices are parched. Manage your resources tonnage the crying that your days of praise for what has been provided will not out number the cries from the days of your created lack from your poor management.