I believe in the goodness of the Lord. He wants us to dwell in His Presence, and to sing to Him. I sing to Him when I drive alone. I find myself driving when I am headed somewhere to get groceries, or to finish what I started. Some things are ingrained in me. One of those is to finish what I have started.
I have some paintings in mind. I did drawings on the internet, on my blog, but otherwise I haven’t painted this year. I would like to resume the painting, and maybe take some Art courses. I have had Art Structure from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Tn. I have had reading classes from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I stayed three weeks, or five to take classes for certification. I came home for short times, and left. It wasn’t hard to find time to pray, read, and study the Word. I gained much from spending time at the University.
Then I was also doing classes at the University of Missouri in Columbia. This one I drove to, and loved. It was a writing course.
I believe in the goodness of the Lord. I believe we do what we want to do. I haven’t had time to read, but I have had time to write. I figure I will read longer today. I am in the Old Testament, heading for the New as soon as I finish the Old Testament. Smile. Reading is daily, and not religious. I read the Bible because I know the benefits of hiding the Word in my heart. I don’t want to purposely sin against God. His word is a light to my path, and it directs me. I believe the goodness of the Lord follows those who have their minds stayed on Him. That is, they fix their mind on the Lord, and leave the television for another time. They find the early morning to be the best time to be open to the Lord, and to read the Word.
God has wonderful plans for His children. Some of those plans involve helping those who aren’t walking with Him in victory. People watch what you say, and do. When you become harsh, mean, and ruthless with someone, they see what happened. Some don’t see, but the word gets around. You need to repent of your anger, and possibly seek the Lord for His help, and other help. Anger when loosed on someone can be formidable, and damaging.
God heals wounds, and wounded spirits in people have to leave in the name of Jesus. I believe in His goodness, and mercy. Psalm 23 is still a wonderful Psalm to read. I love Psalm 1 also. Blessed is the man, or woman who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, and doesn’t sit in the seat of the scornful. His delight is in the Word of the Lord. He meditates daily. He will be a strong tree planted by streams of water. His leaf doesn’t whither, because he is not deceived. He reads the Word daily, and more than 20 minutes. It takes time to read and get something from it, but it is worth the effort. God’s armor is what we wear daily.( Or She)
Reading His Word will become understandable when you submit to Him by saying so. “I submit to You Father in Heaven in Jesus name. Fill me with your Presence, and with the Holy Spirit. Thank you for dying for me Lord Jesus. I give my life to you, Father in Jesus name. Walk with me, and let the Son shine in.”