Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Blessed is the man{or woman in this case}, who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But{ her} delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law {she} meditates day and night.   {Psalm 1:1}

Hibiscus grow in warmer climates, but occasionally you will see them locally. These were inside at Longwood Gardens which is a good thing because the day we were there it was chilly out. I wish I could have a big green house so I could have flowers all year round. My backyard is mostly trees and no sun, so even the tiny greenhouse that we have isn't working for us.

Every living thing needs light, including our souls.We need the light of God's word to keep our souls  bright and thriving. Have you ever met someone whose soul is starving or even dead because they don't allow God's light to shine into them, and penetrate the darkness that collects there when the light is gone. There are other things that like darkness, like mold and mildew that grow well in dark places. None of those things are what we want anywhere near us, especially within us.

The more time we spend reading the Bible, and absorbing what it says, the more life and light of Jesus will flow out of us. Try loving an unloveable person in your own strength. You will be worn out in no time. Leaning on God's word and restoring your soul every day will make you strong! There is a funny commercial that's been on lately. A little boy opens the refrigerator door and yells, Mom what's for dinner? The mother yells from the background, "water just water! "All he sees inside the refrigerator are bottles of water. Their point is," you wouldn't feed your family just water, so why give your plants just water."

We need meat, and vegetables, and carbs, and other things to stay healthy. Vitamins and minerals to make everything work in sync. We need proverbs to help us in our daily dealings with people. We need the old testament to remind us that God's faithfulness never comes to an end and to realize the character of God is genuine, and compassionate. We need the new testament to learn how to seek after God and keep His commands, how to pray and develop a relationship with God. We
 need the meat of the word to keep us from falling into sin.
If you still aren't convinced, read all of Psalm 1 and keep going. You will understand. Love and blessings to all-

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