God’s Word is Our Guide for Health and Peace: Psalm 1

My Friends,

Are you struggling today because your cravings have gotten the best of you after even going to church?  (Today is Sunday as I write this.)  Let me tell you…I understand.  Are your efforts to establish habits and walk in self-control just  a goal or is it a reality in your life?  I understand.  This is why I want to encourage you.

So, what should we do?  What should we do when we have a lack of peace, a problem, a struggle, an addiction, an overwhelming feeling of dread, apathy, poor sleep, poor relationships, debt, lack of desire for what is good…even a lack of desire for God and for doing His Will.

We cannot be healthy in our brains, bodies and beliefs if we do not have God’s Word to guide us.  In my book, HEALTH THROUGH THE PSALMS, I begin with Psalm 1.  I begin with meditating on God’s Word day and night.  This is our guide.  It is strength for us. It is peace and health for us.  If we are trying to do His will, trying to walk in self-control, trying to stay on the path of righteousness He has for us, chances are we are already in His Word.  BUT if we think we want to do this, but are not in His Word, we are not feeding ourselves the nourishment we definitely need,  This nourishment is God’s Word.  It cannot come from a bag or a box; it cannot come from the right exercise program, it cannot come form other relationships.  It must come from His Word and from spending time with Him.

During the first week of my 12 week program, I encourage everyone to ascertain what their goal for health is.  Is it physical health, mental health, spiritual health, financial health, relationships health, house organization health?  Or is it to quit a bad habit like smoking, sugar, chocolate gossip, complaining, poor sleep routines?  May it is just to organize your house or to quit procrastinating.  Only each of us knows what this might be.  BUT we must start with God’s Word to strengthen.

So, today, I urge you to write down what you goal is.  Then proceed with Psalm 1.  Read this every morning and every night.  This is your power source.  It promises that whoever meditates in His Word “day” and “night” will be “like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season.”  “Whatever he does shall prosper.”  Let this be the promise you cling too.  Let this encourage you no matter what you are trying to tackle.

By using God’s Word to tackle a bad habit, reach a goal, get health, decrease stress or even to work on a relationship you will be strengthened to do His will in this.  You will be strengthened every step of the way.

Next, decide what one action step is in your brain and body to work on this goal.  For instance, if you want to organize your house, maybe the first action step to do in your brain is to think about what the end goal looks like and how good you will feel.  Oh, getting rid of clutter feels so good.  Organizing one drawer at a time feels so good. Getting the laundry folded and put away is an endorphin release.

Finally, do one action to reach this goal.  Maybe this is taking out the trash every day.  Maybe this is putting five items away immediately that you see laying around.  Maybe it is setting a timer each day for 2 minutes and you do “DynaMO Cleaning”.  Go through a room and be a whirlwind for change.  Just two minutes of time, but you will see results if you do this daily.

No matter what is stressing you today.  Remember, God has a path of peace for you; a path of righteous for His name sake.  God has peace for you, not stress.

Be blameless, my friends.  Be blameless today, by reading Psalm 1 and meditating on God’s Word day and night so  that you will be health; so that you will be able to do His will which is the ultimate reason for good health.

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