September 4, Happy with Life
Today’s reading: Psalms 16-20
“Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance”
- Psalm 16:5-6.
David was saying that in the midst of all his success, possessions, positions, and authority, God was His greatest and the most important presence in his life. It was God’s presence that led to the success, possessions, position, and work that David was enjoyed, and David was overflowing with gratitude and praise. David’s son later wrote about having joy in your life’s work and lot when he wrote:
This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart (Ecclesiastes 5:18-20).
Are you happy with your lot in life? Are you thankful for the work you have to do, the relationships you have, and the relationship with God the Father through Christ? Do you survey the boundary lines of your inheritance that comes from the Lord and delight in your lot? Are you pleased with the body of work you have produced?