January 14, 2019 – Psalm 16:5-6

Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance! Psalm 16:5-6.

The first Red Sea Rule is – God means for us to be where we are. Have you ever wondered why you decided to re-locate to another place.  Maybe it is not as pleasing, but God gave you the desire to be there.  When God appeared to Noah, and told him rain was coming, build an ark.  When God told Abraham to move to a foreign land far from his homeland, and Moses led the Children of Israel to the Red Sea, a dead end trek, he followed God’s direction.

When I read, The land you gave me is a pleasant land, What a wonderful inheritance, I am reminded that I am God’s Child.  God chooses where I should be for His purposes.  Instead of asking, Why me?  I remember, “Be still, and know that I am God!”  I listen and ponder His Words.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  In those days when you pray, I will listen.  Jeremiah 29:11-12.  

We think of an inheritance as a gift from an unknown rich relative who thinks of us at the end of his or her life.

Our eternal inheritance comes through a rich relationship of constant blessings and joy in our hearts, as we walk as our Lord God guides us through this world.

We search for answers in the world and for purpose for our lives.  Jeremiah 29:13, gives me more direction.  If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.

Even at night, He instructs us.

I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. Psalm 16:7.