Wednesday, 7 March 2007

The word gives Hope

Recently I shared a devotions based on Psalm 1 with the Logos Hope team in Trogir. We reflected on the character of leadership in the demands of the 21st century. Several words came to light.

1. Discerment about evil. We have many pressures and without discernment we may find that our actions follow the counsel of the wicked or that our viewpoint represents a secular mind disconnected from the way of God. We may even find that we sit as spectators who mock others through gossip.

2. Delight in the Law of God. This law reveals our need for grace. The character of God becomes the central influence as we submit to the word and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us in His truth.

3. Dependant on the source of Life for health, growth and fruit. In the same way that the roots of the tree dig deep to draw on the stream for life and strength, we need to find depth in our realtionship with God to be strong in the face of evil. Grace is needed to sustain our growth.

4. Destiny "The Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish." Psalm 1:6. God's hand is on the way of the righteous and he will guide us through the difficulties of life.

Pray for Ann today. She has the Flu. She picked it up from Esther last week. Pray that God will heal and keep the community healthy.
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