A Tip For a Better Life

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Filtering All Counsel Through God’s Word

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Psalm 1 (KJV}

If you are a Christian you probably believe as I do; that all true blessings come from God. His many blessings are part of His benefits package and it is available to everyone.  How are His benefits realized? Psalm one indicates His blessings are conditional and available to those who do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of the scornful.

The ungodly will turn you from a firm focus on the Father to flashes of pleasure. I am not convinced they purposely turn us from God but that is surely the goal of our enemy, Satan. When our eyes turn away from God and His way we are also turning away from His blessing. Walking in the way of the ungodly is like buying a lottery ticket. We are excited as we pay good money for a quick-pick lottery ticket. But, after a few scratches, the outcome almost always becomes a letdown.

Godly counsel is different. Psalm one says that delight comes when we filter all counsel through God’s Law. His Law or Word is like a stroke of a brush, in the hand of an artist, onto a canvas, being carefully sculptured into a masterpiece.  

Irene Love, a good friend of mine, is an accomplished artist. She has often spoken of the pleasure she finds in painting. She often shares her progress with me and we both find delight in how her art gift is coming together in her painting. Finally, when her painting is complete, and the last stroke of the brush is is pulled across the canvas, there is a great delight in looking at the masterpiece.

Ungodly counsel is like receiving a worthless rubbed off lottery ticket, it will not delight. Reading, comprehending, and following the word of God culminates into a masterpiece like a painting. When we filter our actions through the Word of God (the Law) we find delight. Godly counsel leads to a masterpiece. We were created to be masterpieces and this a vital tip to a better life.

Published by People Pastor Dr. Bill Fix

Bill Fix loves people as he lives a fulfilling life. He has written several books and has continued to minister as "The People Pastor" since his retirement as a Lead Pastor. His most incredible thrill is witnessing people excel in their spiritual life. He was a Lead Pastor for thirty-seven years and has equipped hundreds of people to do various ministries in their church and community. Currently, he is a Director on the Board at Community Care Services and is a member of The Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force. Pastor Bill and his faithful wife Dottie recently celebrated fifty years of marriage. They have two adult daughters married to Godly men, four grandchildren, and are looking forward to being Great Grandparents. Pastor Bill and Dottie are blessed. Pastor Bill Fix began his pastoral career as a children's pastor and has written several children's books. He gives his parents credit for grounding him with principles and truths about life. He knows what good parenting is. His book New Dad Genius is for new dads. Pastor Bill and his entire family have performed illusion programs for hundreds of audiences in and outside the church as a hobby and ministry. He has used ventriloquism, puppetry, art, comedy and more to illustrate a message and put smiles on faces. The People Pastor Bill Fix has a ThD, enjoys education, and has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. This author is a popular officiant at weddings, funerals, home dedications, and other pastoral services. He desires to be a blessing as he lives out Matthew 5:16, his life verse. His books reflect who Pastor Bill is and what he believes.

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