Sunday, June 28, 2009


Phillips, Craig and Dean sing a song that is a favorite of mine because it speaks to me on multiple levels. It's titled, "Let the River Flow" and you can hear it at this link: As we allow the Holy Spirit to flow through us, we allow the transformation from self-esteem to God-esteem to be established. What we experience here on earth, is only for a short time.

I want to invite you on to join me in a weekly Bible study of the 37th chapter of Psalms. I have started reading it and taking a close look at that psalm. I am also reading in the book of James and discovered a connection between the two selections.

Chapter 1 in the book of James talks about the testing of your faith and makes mention that riches are like the beautiful flowers and grass. They quickly fade in the sun's heat and loose their beauty (James 1: 9-11)

Psalm 37 talks about how God has not forgotten us. It tells us not to "fret" or worry. Three times in the first 8 verses God is telling us not to worry about those who prosper over us or do evil to us. It is also full of promises. Psalm 37:1-4 sounds a lot like James:

"Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! for they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart."

I hope those who read this blog post, will share their perspective with the group. Psalm 37:1-4 sounds great in theory, but what about application? "Dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness." is a loaded statement. Sometimes that land you dwell in is scary, lonely, uncomfortable, and the perfect breeding ground for anger, deceit and depression. How do YOU "befriend faithfulness" during these tough times?

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My challenge to you is to read Psalm 37 everyday for a week or two and each time you read it, ask God to reveal something new to you. You may want to highlight all the promises mentioned in the chapter.

Thanks for checking in!

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