Middle school is full of life lessons. I remember one time in the 6th grade, my friends and I played a prank on one of our teachers. To my surprise, when the teacher asked who was to blame, my friends all turned on me. We all played equal parts in the prank, but I ended up having to face the principal all alone that day. It should be noted that the principal was my dad! The punishment that came was swift and painful! That day I learned an important lesson. Not everyone is looking out for me and not everyone has my best interest in mind. Sooner or later I think we all learn that there are a lot of people that don’t have our best interest in mind.
One thing I know, though, is that God always has your best interest in mind
He is on your side! When He tells us not to do something it’s because that thing will eventually, if not immediately, harm us. I love how Psalm 1 starts out. “Blessed”! That’s how God wants all of us… Blessed! The scriptures go on to say that when we meditate on God’s word, we will be like a tree that’s planted by a river. We remain strong and sturdy through every season of life. Over the next 21 days let’s not just read our bible, let’s meditate on His word.
Lord, over the next 21 days help me to understand your word. Give me wisdom and understanding in every area of my life. Help me to become someone that is planted in your word all of the days of my life. Amen.