This Psalm of David is so encouraging to me because as I reflect on what the Lord is doing it builds up my confidence in Him. Verse 5 says: “You, O Lord, are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; you maintain my lot”. NLT Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing, you guard all that is mine”, It is so good to pause and reflect and come to the understanding that my whole life comes from the Lord. There is only one source of satisfaction and that is putting the Lord first in our life. This is where being disciplined is so important, because there is so much all around us that if we allow them to be our focus then the Lord is no longer first in our lives. This leads to being distant from the Lord and we start to worry about the state of the world. This is exactly what the god of this world wants and tries so hard to distract us. This is why we must keep reminding ourselves of the greatness of our God in our lives, the Psalmist says: “You alone are my inheritance”, it is so important to remind ourselves daily that our future is in the Lord and because of this we look forward to our journey of ‘Living with Jesus’. David also says the Lord is “my cup of blessing”. As I pause and take note of the little things that happen continually for my good. I become overwhelmed by the goodness of my God in my life and it is so important that I declare this goodness to other people. I am so thankful that the Lord has opened up this opportunity to write this weekly blog. The final thing that the Psalmist declares in this verse is ‘The Lord will guard me all the time’. David repeats the same truth in Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”. Verse 6 says: “ The lines fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance”. NLT “ The land you have given me is a pleasant land, what a wonderful inheritance”. I feel so blessed as I look back over my life and compare it with the salary that I have earned and look at where I am living now, in the natural it was impossible but I live with the blessing of God. Also, for the last nine years I have lived off a single-aged pension and I am amazed at the provision of God, I am certainly living in a pleasant place and continue to be amazed at the goodness of God in my life.  It is so good to describe my Lord and Saviour as a “Wonderful inheritance”, because of how He supplies all my needs. It is so important that we pause and take the time to reflect and declare the goodness of our God in our lives. This is a decision that we make and at times it is not an easy decision to make, but when we do it is so very rewarding. This is a good habit to develop, may we learn to pause and take the time to remember the goodness of God in our lives and spend more time thanking Him for His provision.

                           

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