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Psalm 37 part 3

Psalm 37:5,6 – “Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”

Let’s pretend that you have a huge decision to make. This decision will change the course of your life and your family’s life. Or let’s say that you have to go to the grocery store this week and you only have so much money to spend. You can’t spend any more than what you have in your hand. The problem is that you are supposed to have company this week and you want to make something really nice for dinner. What do you do?

Now the first instance, I’m sure you are ready and willing to give it to The Lord to let Him guide you in that decision. But would you so easily give Him the second situation as well? Do you think that He cares about you being able to save money at the grocery store? Absolutely He does! He knows that these trivial things are important to you. And if they are important to you, they are important to Him.

By “commit(ting) your ways” you are giving Jesus full reign on the situation. You are saying “I can’t do this on my own and I have no idea how to make this work. I need you, Jesus”. It is a beautiful moment when we submit to Him in this way.

And He rewards us for our obedience to Him. Also in this instance of obedience and blessing is the opportunity to praise Him for what He has done. It’s awesome how that little circle works.

So this week, princess, it is my challenge to you to commit it all to Him. Let Him have your earth-changing decisions and your minor ones as well. He cares about them all and wants to be involved.

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Bargain!!!

I got a screaming deal today! I love to bargain shop. “Clarence” (or as some would say – clearance) and I are very good friends.

I had some “store cash” to use. I found a super cute $95 dress on sale for $28.50 and found Rachel some athletic shorts for $3.99. With my store cash, I only had to pay $2.66 for my items. Best of all – I saved $102.50! Yep, I got a deal!

Don’t you feel amazing when things like that happen? We princesses have to bargain shop to make our pennies go further. We tend to be concerned about clothing and food. The grocery store is another place that I love to look at the savings line of my receipt.

God tells us that worrying about these things is futile. Matthew 6:25 – “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food,and the body more important than clothes?”

For a teenager, these may seem like words of heresy. I know some adults that would have problems with Jesus’ teaching here. But Jesus tells us that there are more important things than what you will wear tomorrow and what you will have for your next meal.

Some days this is a difficult pill to swallow and some days you could care less what you wear and what you eat – as long as you are decent and full.

A little further down in the Scripture we get the crux of it – verse 33 – “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Look after the things of God and the rest will fall into place. Yes, you will have to work at it but it will all be there.

So, princess, celebrate those small victories over the almighty dollar but keep it in perspective – God gave you the opportunity to find just what you needed at just the right price!