Wednesday: 17th October, 2018
Reference text: Psalm 1
Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
While reading the most recent version of ‘the battle for life’, a report by the British lung foundation, I came across these words by Professor Sir Michael Marmot which caught my attention. He made reference to the fact that ‘in spite of the fact that breathing is a necessary requirement for life, the passivity of breathing has contributed to its importance being pushed further down the ladder by millions.
It is therefore almost expected that’ one should be able to breathe without stress or having to think.’ As long as one has the capacity to, Walking, standing and sitting fall amongst the common activities everyone does on a regular basis. And like breathing, it is also expected that these actions be effortless, one does not have to do any thinking when doing these activities.
Thus, it seems a bit of a hustle when the Psalmist indirectly suggests that we pay greater attention while we do these rather ‘simple’ activities. A hustle? Maybe, but important; definitely! Where a person desires to walk, is representative of who and what they choose to follow. Where one chooses to stand, represents the company one keeps and where one opts to sit, is the place where one finds comfort and solace; a place one is not afraid to bare their all.
These are so important that a wrong decision in any can be the undoing of anyone. Beloved, no word of God is spoken by accident just to become a burden hanging on the shoulders of his children. Each instruction is purpose-led and targeted and the sooner we acknowledge this reality, the better we will be placed to walk, stand and sit right.
Remember # When you begin to see God as for you, you will understand what He means when He speaks.