"He causeth the grass to grow for food, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth a man's heart." ~Psalm 104: 14-15

Tuesday

Resource for internal packing

What to pack?? Don't forget, the most important is found internally...


While a relative was planning her trip across country, she told me this:
I was packing my suite-case, planning exactly what to put in it. But then God reminded me not to focus just on the external; I needed to prepare internally too. Now I'm packing more important things...
  • Wisdom
  • Discretion
  • Gentleness
  • Joy
 
Study what the Word of God says about these things. Where can you find Scripture on these subjects to instruct, encourage, and grow your character?   Blue Letter Bible is a handy on-line resources where you can search for specific words, read entire passages, and link on-line.

 While it maybe nice to bring a compact, well planned suite-case on your adventures, don't forget the most important things to pack as well!   Job was a man that God called "upright," the book of Proverbs details a "virtuous woman," and Micah answers the question of what is right... 

...O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Go do some research, and don't forget to pack some more depth of character!

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this timely word! I so often am thinking in externals...and I miss the BEST as you have said so eloquently~~
    Wishing you joy in Jesus!!

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  3. Yes, isn't it a good reminder? Thanks! :-D

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