Sunday, February 20, 2011
"The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; You hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let Your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore" --Psalm 16:5-11
Do you ever feel like you have no idea where your life is heading? It always seems that when I make plans for my future, God comes in and completely changes them. However, these verses tell us that God will lead and guide us to where He is going to use us the most. He will make known to us where He wants us-- sometimes by completely closing doors but also by changing our desires.
Psalm 37:23 says, "The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in His way". When we are delighting ourselves in God, He delights in showering us with blessings. What a crazy thought!
But what about when we're lead into situations and circumstances that we don't like? What about when we walk through the valleys of life? I believe during these times we can say what David said, "I have a beautiful inheritance". Whatever situation you find yourself in today, if you are a follower of our Lord, Jesus Christ, you can confidently say that you have a beautiful inheritance awaiting you in heaven!
I hope these verses have encouraged you as much as they have changed me this week. Look to the Lord, He is willing and desiring to direct your paths.