THE 20th OF NOVEMBER
WE ARE THE MOST BLESSED WHEN WE TRUST GOD
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him! – Psalms 34:8
The message of these verses is similar with the one of Proverbs 4:23, which says: “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Living to please God is the key for a good, blessed, happy and long life. The words we speak are the result of what we have previously thought about and kept in our minds, along with emotions stored in our hearts. By paying serious attention to what we think about, we can stop the evil thoughts before they turn into emotions that later will be revealed in our speech and behavior.
The use of deceitful or idle words is also dangerous, as they affect our integrity and cause people to stop paying attention to what we say. We spare ourselves much pain and suffering if we choose to stay away from evil and do good, seek peace even if we have to pursue it or if sometimes, we have to let go of things that we might consider important. We cannot have a happy and blessed life if we are tormented, argue often, criticize everything and everyone or we think we know it all. God created us for love, joy, peace, and we need to hold that close.
Lord God, please help me delight in the life I have in You. Please help me guard my lips, by stopping evil thoughts before they stir up negative emotions in my heart and cause me to speak evil or deceitful words. Help me to change the way I react when things are not going my way, so that I may maintain my peace. Thank You so much Lord Jesus for giving me Your peace and please help me keep it in my heart, as the priceless treasure it is. Glory and honor to Your Holy Name, forever and ever. Amen.