I had the privilege to both open and close an Eagle Scout ceremony today. It was really, really nifty. I was also asked to say a few words about following God’s leading in your life. I was given 3 minutes to do it too!!!
By the grace of God we got through with six seconds to spare. This is what I spoke on:
Eagle Scout is the highest honor a young man can attain in scouting. Well similarly, the honor of forever being referred to as “a man after God’s own heart” is probably one of the highest honor anyone can attain . . . period. King David has the privilege of holding that title and one of the things he wrote was this:
1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
O that we would seek to honor the Lord in everything we do. That we would seek godly counsel and be like a tree planted by streams of water. I am afraid that so many of us are not like the tree David write of, but are actually far, far from the stream.
May the Lord bless you as you seek Him and His will.