The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: Psalm 1:1-3

by admin on October 21, 2012 in Logistics, Thought for the Week with No Comments

“Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.  They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither.  In all that they do, they prosper” (Psalm 1:1-3).

Planning a wedding can feel overwhelming for many reasons, the most tangible being the time-table.  Every day you have a deadline to work towards that doesn’t get done if you don’t do it or delegate it.  Keeping busy with the tasks can seem imperative, and in the process of letting the urgent overtake the important, the joy and relationship of your engagement can be overshadowed.

Picture yourself as a tree.  In the midst of wedding planning, is your tree wispy and dying or is it vibrant and lush?  Happy and blessed are those who are watered by the Word, those who pull away to spend time with the Father.  It can be easy to assume that busyness, when done with good intentions, is not equal to following the advice of the wicked, walking sinful ways, or identifying with those who think God is ridiculous, but sometimes busyness can be exactly those things when it is keeps you from being with Jesus.  As with the picture of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42), sometimes “there is need of only one thing”(v42).

Lord, Father of rest and peace, draw me near to You.  Forgive me for marching forward to my own agenda at a pace that shuts You out.  Water my spirit and root me in Your Word, that my life may bear much fruit for You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Lindsay

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