“Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge. I said to the Lord, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.” The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them! Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods. I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their gods. Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance! I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.” Psalms 16:1-11 NLT
This passage reminds me that in our relationship with God three of the most important things we can do is to trust him, follow him, and thank him. He is our guide in this life, we can either choose to follow him whole heartedly down the treacherous road of life or not. Often times the struggle for me is remembering to put God in his proper place. Continuing with the metaphor it could be not following direction, hearing but not listening, or not taking the time to understand what he is saying. In simple terms I am rebellious, impatient, prideful, and selfish. So for me disciplining myself to remember each week is very helpful. Remember that God grants something infinitely better than I can think of, produce, or be.
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