‘Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.’ Psalm 1.1-2
It is very interesting to note who is regarded with honour. Sometimes it is those who have achieved great things - whether making a new discovery or by some sporting prowess – whilst at other times it is people who seem to devote their days to bringing a better life to others. These opening verses of the very first psalm gives us a glimpse of who is honoured by God - those who give time to him each day.
You may not manage to spend hours with him or even find such times totally fulfilling and intimate, but what is important is that you come back to God with a sense of stepping into his love every day. If you have failed or sinned, you can still return to his love that was demonstrated on the cross when Jesus died for your sins. If you feel that everyone else is achieving far more than you, come back to the individual and personal love of God for you in the knowledge that he does not wish you were anyone else. If your day is fraught and busy, remember to turn to the one who is with you all day long and is longing for you to turn to him.
Whatever your day holds for you, and no matter what happened yesterday, come back to the wonder of the one who loves you to turn to him.
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The Revd John Ryeland, Director of The Christian Healing Mission