Princes also sit and speak against me,
But Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
[Psalm 119:23 NKJV]
Today’s meditation is another from Ellel Ministries ’Seeds of the Kingdom’, which we hope speaks to you as it did to us ...
It’s horrible, isn’t it? when someone (especially someone in authority – a ‘ruler’) says things about you that you know are both unkind and untrue. Words have an incredible capacity to hurt. And it’s even worse when they are spoken behind your back (gossiping – ‘sitting together and slandering’ you). The trouble is that what people are saying so often seems to have more impact on us than what God is saying.
Today's Writer : Richard Griffiths When Richard retired from full-time Anglican ministry in Chichester in 2009, he and his wife, Sue, moved to Northumberland. He joined the ministry team at Ellel Grange in 2011, where he and Sue regularly ministered at healing retreats. They are now helping on the "Explore" team. They greatly enjoy walking in the beautiful Northumberland countryside and along the coast. Richard loves seeing God bringing people into a strong personal relationship with Him as their Father and the healing that comes with it.
Happy to repeat this beautiful song with this meditation!
The more complicated the actual conditions are, the more delightfully joyful it is to see God open up His way through.
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS…
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
GEORGE and GILL STEWART