X
GO
 
01 August 2016

Psalm 37: Intro and Part 1 - Evildoers

Psalms 37 Intro and Part 1When I'm in my prayer closest, I often randomly open to scriptures for my devotion. Let me correct that. I ask the Holy Spirit to lead me to His chosen lessons.  I read a psalm and something from the New Testament and then pick up on my study of the prophets (currently in Zechariah - following the making of a prophet series Prophetess Kimberly Hargraves is doing https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCThpdywVf-73zk4vOCUkTXg). 

Today, I was lead to read Psalm 37. As I read the first few verses, I recalled two women I chat with and their current situations. One has an assignment from God to 'do good' and verse three was on that. We all recommitted to purposely 'do good'  and let the group know so we can rejoice together. 

I continued reading and then realized the text was broken up into small bite sized lessons. 

Before I knew it, I was marking up my KJV/AMP bible to separate the small pieces and heard this as clear as day: your next postings will cover the all sections of Psalm 37. 

Honestly, I felt overwhelmed. The psalm has 40 scriptures and I was through five of them and already had three sections!  

When I finished reading, ensuring I allowed the Holy Spirit to lead my purple ink pen, I had 19 sections!  

So...there will be 19 parts of this series. Each part will take a one or more verses and apply it to everyday life and uplift you when you are down, encourage you when you don't know where to turn, and give you joy and peace when you need it. 

I hope you enjoy it!  Let's begin. 

“Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

This lead my mind to wonder (I was praying against my mind wondering off just this morning and God answered me immediately in my devotional by reminding me to anchor my soul to Him. How cool is that!) and I saw the world in destruction because of evil doers. 

We sometimes get all twisted in fretting over evil things people do. It seems everywhere you turn, someone is doing something evil. At home: kids not behaving, wife nagging about nothing, husband has a wondering, cheating eye, neighbor siphoning  water from your cistern. On the job: co-worker slandering you, supervisor (PSA - PLEASE DO NOT CALL PEOPLE YOUR BOSS. THAT MAKES MY SKIN SCRAWL! THEY ARE NOT YOUR BOSSES!) mistreating you, board handing down ill-thought out policies, managers with no vision. Church: don't even get me started on this!

Turn the news on and all they want to report is violence. Hardly a positive thing (I stopped watching). Pull up a news site and it reads like a gossip magazine. Corruption running rampant in governments. Children unable to eat because of parents poor planning or lack of care (some not all). 

I could go on and on about the 'evildoers' but what point would that solve. You don't need me to remind you about it. It's there in our every day lives. And bringing you lower is never the purpose of my postings. So where's the JOY?

Well!  Whether you believe in God or not, He is real. And I know this!  He reminds me daily when I open my eyes. He sends me small reminders throughout the day as He leads me. He shows up BIG before I ever ask. He's real. And because I know this, I know His promises are real. 

He's a good, good Daddy. Every time I call Him Daddy, I feel the love I feel for my earthly Daddy. This name speaks a lot if I give it to you and yes, He's my Daddy. And my Daddy doesn't tell lies (do you hear a slight little girl tantrum coming on?). If he said evildoers will die away, then I believe that.  If he said they will wither, well, consider it done. Case closed. 

You ever wonder why I live in such peace?  Cause after so many years of letting these things get to me, I've finally learned that it's not my business. I'm not concerned about that. That's not my business. God said he will vindicate me. How do I know? The word inspired by David (yes, David the whore...David who was after God's heart) says so. 

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭138:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

This word perfect means to make straight. Correct. To fix. Bring to an end. Whatever concerns me he will fix!  So if I look out and see evil and it concerns me, he will fix it. He will vindicate me!  Its not my business...!

Remember the unjust judge and the lady who kept pleading? Even this judge knew how God was. That he quickly avenges His own. 

“And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:7-8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

God will avenge his own. It's not my business.  And this is the source of my joy!  I leave evil to God. 

Too often we focus on the wrong thing. Looking at the negative instead of the positives. It took me going to Jost Van Dyke last year February to learn to love it all: the beauty around the poor infrastructure. The light-bulb went off!

As I looked out over the water watching Cane Garden Bay, my eyes opened. It was so beautiful!  I live in paradise and yet all I chose to see were potholes. I mean, look around with a fresh pair of eyes. This place is gorgeous!  

Corruption in the House: look out. Budget blown to heck: go to the beach.  Roads unfinished: sit on your porch and watch the sun set over the over turquoise waters. Beautiful. And if all else fails, know this:

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭32:27‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Nothing's too hard for God. So turn it over. Don't worry yourself with the evildoers. Focus on the good around you. Hug your children. Slap your wife on the bum. Buy a new nightie for your husbands. Take a vacation and bask in the beauty that surrounds you. God will handle the evildoers. You handle the wonderful life you have. 

Always,
Keiyia JOYet George

Take a minute to read Psalm 37. How many pieces can you break it into?  How many messages are there for you? Have you realized the beauty that surrounds you?  Ask God to open your eyes and renew your vision.  Look for the good! How do you plan on accomplishing this now knowing that God will vindicate you?

Related

Comments

  • Hallelujah! Couldn't help but shout it as I read this. Thanks for always allowing the Holy Spurit to lead and guide you. I just went through (still going actually) a rough period, riddled with uncertainty. In the midst of it God's promises ring through loud and clear - HE is in control. I actually re-read your peace messages when things got really rough and they helped me to hold on and find peace in the Lord. So I challenge you as you continue to write this series to - shine bright so that as the world sees/reads, your Father in Heaven will be magnified.
    8/3/2016 8:46:08 AM Reply
    • @Ms P:I almost shouted as I read this. I saw a breakthrough and a dance! Press on sister! It's right there. Vengeance is mine said the Lord. You stay in your peace and leave the rest to him.
      8/3/2016 9:59:04 AM Reply

Post a Comment

Subscribe Inspirational Messages

Name

Natural Hair Care Articles

    I must say, this weekly (ahem) washing thing is getting easier and easier.I'd been avoiding washing it, again, but for a better reason: it's cold! It's in the 60's! Daily I walk around fully clothed (...
    Read More

Latest Posts

Day 88 - Trust Walk
Day 88 - Trust Walk
Day 88: I trust you, Lord. Living in peace. John 15 and 16 Today is the day you will stop blaming God for what you have decided to do. It’s not His fault you are having hardships, issues, or tribulat...
More >
Day 87 - Trust Walk
Day 87 - Trust Walk
Day 87: I trust you, Lord. Encouraged by your Word. James 1 Let’s jump right into the reading. James (who scholars say is the brother of Jesus) is writing to the 12 who were scattered all over to enc...
More >
Day 86 - Trust Walk
Day 86 - Trust Walk
Day 86: I trust you, Lord. Doing as assigned. Genesis 6, 7, 8 and 9; John 17 Get ready to have your mind blown! Are you ready? You sure? Did you know that God did NOT promise a set lifespan on this ea...
More >
Day 85 - Trust Walk
Day 85 - Trust Walk
Day 85: I trust you, Lord. Fasting as led by You. 2 Samuel 11 and 12 How do you feel when you have fasted and prayed, abstained and cried, and are yet to receive what you have fasted for? You hear it ...
More >
Day 84 - Trust Walk
Day 84 - Trust Walk
Day 84: I trust you, Lord. Choosing you. Psalm 37 A VERY popular daily devotional wrote what started out to be a very good topic. It started with a husband trying to do things that are well pleasing t...
More >
Day 83 - Trust Walk
Day 83 - Trust Walk
Day 83: I trust you, Lord. Reading with understanding.. 1 John 1 One thing you must understand is that most of the New Testament books were written to the church (members of the Body of Christ). The a...
More >
Day 82 - Trust Walk
Day 82 - Trust Walk
Day 82: I trust you, Lord. Standing while you are seated. The Book of Hebrews When you were created, God blew His breath of life into you – He gave you a spirit. Just like He did for Adam, He’s stil...
More >
Day 81 - Trust Walk
Day 81 - Trust Walk
Day 81: I trust you, Lord. Deprogramming for a new download. Matthew 23 What if you were told to forget everything you know? Could you do it? Often times when you start a fitness or nutrition plan wit...
More >
Day 80 - Trust Walk
Day 80 - Trust Walk
Day 80: I trust you, Lord. Exchanging with my kingdom currency: obedience. Hebrews 11 There’s this misconception that if you simply have faith you will receive whatever you want from God and His King...
More >
Day 79 - Trust Walk
Day 79 - Trust Walk
Day 79: I trust you, Lord. Receiving my gift through obedience. Matthew 6 At some point, go to someone and hand them a $20 bill. Ask them to hand it back to you so that they can receive what’s in you...
More >