There’s an old saying that spells the word K.I.S.S. KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID! That is exactly what I intend to do when New Year’s Eve rolls around. I have leaned on the same scripture every year for decades. Psalm 34:4 reminds me of how I ought to face every situation that comes along. The first 4 words say it all… I SOUGHT THE LORD.
The peace of God in my life means so much to me and this one tiny verse in Psalms reminds me of what I need to do every day – seek the LORD. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Well it’s not always as easy as it seems to the innocent bystander. In some instances, I want to fix it for myself and not depend on the wisdom of the Father. But that’s not what God wants me to do. I need that verse at those times. I need to have it memorized so I remember what is expected of me, for if I do not do my part, God cannot do His.
Instead of overwhelming yourself with self-made rules and demands, try choosing one simple verse from the Bible to take with you through the coming year. You may want to lean on a different verse than I do and that’s fine. There’s just something about the Psalms that brings comfort to my soul. After a loss, during a bout of illness, when you have lost a good friend, or if your pet dies, there is nothing like a Psalm to restore peace and make things seem better.
So I invite you to search the scriptures and find one that speaks to your heart. Memorize it and keep it hidden in your heart that you might not sin against God. It may seem like a small thing, but when troubles come believe me, that one tiny act of obedience will matter a great deal.
Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve. There’s not a better time to find a scripture and cling to it. When you find it, why don’t you leave the reference in the “comments” section of my blog? I’d love to see which verse(s) you decide to claim for 2014. God bless you extra-special good in the coming year! ❤