81- Cultivate Faithfulness
August 13, 1982
Psalm 37:1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, be not envious toward wrong doers.
Proverbs 23:17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but live in the fear of the Lord.
Psalm 37:3-5 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.
*I am focusing on imperfect people, rather than on God.
*I am focusing on myself, rather than God.
*I look at others’ prosperity (my parents, my sisters, even other Christians) and then feel unhappy with my own situation.
*I am looking inward, and listening to others say: “Georgann, How do you do it with three kids?” –makes me panic and say to myself: yes—how DO I do it? And also gives me an open door to self pity.
*I get very shakey and tottery looking at these things rather than at God.
Oswald Chambers says: It is impossible for a believer, no matter what his experience, to keep right with God if he will not take the trouble to spend time with God….spend plenty of time with God; let other things go, but don’t neglect Him.
Psalm 37:9 For evildoers will be cut off. But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.
Strong’s Concordance 6960: wait means to expect, to gather together, to look patiently, tarry.
Lord, help me to wait patiently for you, and to keep my eyes fixed on You through reading my Bible daily and building my faith in You.