April 29, Today’s thought, Cultivate this Attitude

April 14-15 005This little viola has been growing and blooming
as a volunteer in this pot for at least four years.
I smile when I see it,
because it encourages me to keep trying to bloom
in the place where I am planted.

Good Morning

“Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up” Psalm 28:5.

The Bible asks, “What is man that Thou art mindful of him?”
The psalmist who penned the question found it too astounding
to grasp that so great a God would even notice,
let alone regard so lowly a creature as man.
Yet, even more astounding is this ā€”
that so lowly a creature as man
would be of such a highminded opinion of himself
that he completely disregards so great a God as this!

The Hebrew verb for regard means
“to discern, to perceive, to observe, to pay attention to,
to be intelligent, to be discreet, to understand.”
It shows intentionality on the part of an individual w
ho is looking for what God is doing,
observing how He does it,
and seeking to understand what this may teach us about Him.

For those who will cultivate this attitude in their lives,
and explore their world with constant regard to the works of God,
and the operations of His hands,
a promise is made from heaven.
They will be built up.
This means God will construct their lives and keep them intact;
strengthened to withstand storms,
and blessed with bounty in life.

But the man who does not regard
the works of the Lord will be destroyed.
The Hebrew word here means
“to pull down, to break through, to overthrow, to destroy.”
This is the exact strategy of Satan against the soul of every man.
He seeks to pull down the defenses
which God has erected around your life,
and breakthrough into your inner world,
where he then may overthrow you ā€” and destroy you.

“The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy,” Jesus said.

When any person disregards God,
they thereby unwittingly prescribe their own destruction;
for they open themselves up
to the invasive and corrosive power of sin,
and all the ensuing sorrow it can muster.

May I encourage you my friend to make sure
that the Lord does not become the Disregarded God?
You are far too worthy,
and your life has so much to offer
than for you to permit Satan to bring you to great ruin
through the prideful act of disregarding the Lord.

Be intentional . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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