Ponder Bout It

God Gold of the Day

Praise the Lord!
I will thank the Lord with all my heart
as I meet with his godly people.
How amazing are the deeds of the Lord!
All who delight in him should ponder them.
Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty.
His righteousness never fails.
He causes us to remember his wonderful works.
How gracious and merciful is our Lord!
He gives food to those who fear him;
he always remembers his covenant.
He has shown his great power to his people
by giving them the lands of other nations.
All he does is just and good,
and all his commandments are trustworthy.
They are forever true,
to be obeyed faithfully and with integrity.
He has paid a full ransom for his people.
He has guaranteed his covenant with them forever.
What a holy, awe-inspiring name he has!
10 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom.
All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom.
Praise him forever!”
Hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I flipped open my Bible this morning to a random page and came across this Psalm. I want to be honest with y’all and tell you that I still don’t have a clue what I’m doing in the Word and I’m not always that great at living this life following Christ, but I’m extremely thankful to get to dig into God’s Word through this platform with you and learn together what awesome gold God has for us!
I’ll go ahead and tell you too that I have no idea how to put words to this Scripture. Every verse contains so much of God’s goodness, it’s really hard to come away with just one big lesson. There was a few things that stuck out to me and I pray as you start your week in someway that this can be an encouragement to you and this Word comes up as a reminder when things may get tough. I’m not going to go very in depth but just give you some ideas to think about as you look back in the passage and spend time with God seeing the Gold He has for you for yourself!
1) Who God is? What He’s capable of? How He loves us, provides for us, blesses us and takes us through awesome experiences that only He is capable of getting us through.
2) How often do I overlook the beauty and goodness I have in this relationship with God? Overlooking the bigness of Who He is and the fact that I have access to Him whenever, wherever and as much as I need Him?
3) How often do I thank God? How often do I sing His praises in my life? How often do I spend time getting excited and yelling for things of this world but when it comes to God I’m quiet?
4) How easily do I become distracted or forgetful of the God I have a relationship with? How often do I go to the God who has delivered me before and is always there to do it again when tough situations come up? Or do I lean on myself? Or do I put my trust in things of this world to help or make me feel better?
5) How often do I have and live with reverence for God? Do I put Him first in all that I do, think and say? Do I obey the laws in His Word for personal gain or out of reverence for God knowing that His Word is there for my good, to live a life that brings His glory to others? How often is my obedience to God placed behind my personal wants and desires? Am I in search of Godly wisdom to live a more Godly life? Do I see that wisdom comes out of application and application out of placing God first in life?
If you’re feeling convicted from those questions, AWESOME! I’m sitting in the seat right beside you on the conviction train. These questions are stuff that I asked myself and it’s definitely painful to realize the truth about who you really are but when compared to who God is, how truly good He is, the pain is worth it to know and experience God more deeply in our lives. Hope this helps this week and excited to see how God opens you up to see more of Him through this Word!

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