Dwell in the land.

Trust in the LORD and do good;
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

Psalm 37:3-5

Where are you right now?  Where does God have you?  Are you “dwelling” there, or are you sitting around waiting for whatever might be next?  Or maybe exhausting all of your energy, desperately trying to catch even the slightest glimpse of what’s around the corner?

God has been ever-so-gently, yet persistently, reminding me that He is not a wasteful God.  He does not waste moments or seasons in our lives.  Where He has me now is just an meaningful as anything to come.  It may not look as exciting, but it is.  Because He is with me.  The most mundane tasks of our lives should be met with joy in knowing that He is present with us.

Jesus tells us to worry not about tomorrow, but about today.  God knows what we need, He reminds us.  Let Him worry about tomorrow while we invest, engage and truly dwell in the places and moments where He has placed us.

“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!…But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Matthew 6:30,33-34


2 Comments to “Dwell in the land.”

  1. This is so good! I was just talking about this with someone the other day how we always look to the ‘next best thing’. Good reminder that God wants us to enjoy now…even en route to work or wherever! Thanks! (have you ever considered writing devotions foir a living?) ;)

  2. I love this sister!! It has been a joy to journey through this with you! I like the comment above about writing devotions for a living. You should… I mean, I would love them! You are gifted at that!

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