Psalm 23 is a very well known psalm. It shows so many comforting excepts of the Shepherd’s love for us.
He cares about our “Wants” and fulfills our “Needs”. Look at this psalm and meditate on each verse of promise. It will give you hope in your Shepherd.
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want (have lack).
2 He maketh me to lie down (comforted and stress-free) in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters (places of safety).
3 He restoreth my soul (heals my mind, will, and emotions): he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake (I can’t help, but to walk in His right-standing with the Father. It is so the Shepherd’s name can be praised).
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (Notice; I am not running through the valley. I’m just walking.), I will fear no evil (fear does not control me): for thou art with me (He NEVER EVER leaves me); thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies (I am taken care of by the Shepherd! Even when those around me, would like to see my end): thou anoints my head with oil (I am filled with the precious Holy Spirit); my cup runneth over (I cannot contain my excitement).
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life (Goodness and Mercy FOLLOW me everywhere I go! Even when I don’t see them, they are there and for ALL of my life they are right here with me): and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
My friends, this is so exciting to see how much the Shepherd/Jesus Christ cares for us.
His mercy is everlasting! Oh praise the Lord!
#GoodnessAndMercy #TheGreatShepherd #HeNeverLeavesMe
My friends, have you ever heard the scripture which says, “the Lord gives and the Lord takes away, Blessed be the name of the Lord”?
This saying came from Job, a man who served God, before there was a Covenant with God.
His story doesn’t end with everything being gone or taken away. No my friends, his story ends with the blessings of God overtaking his life.
So can ours! 🙂
Watch the video message here. https://youtu.be/S9hnlTAcRhM
Be blessed in everything you do! 🙂
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Well, think about it! Then pray tell…how can I add to that? 🙂
Thank You Jesus!
#Jesus #JesusIsTheSame #JesusStillSaves
Have you ever had someone tell you something that you knew, it would never happen?
More than likely you have.
But with God, this doesn’t happen at all. His Word always produces! His Word always accomplishes its task! If it has been sent on assignment, it will accomplish its goal.
Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
#GodsWordProducesResults #GodsWordIsAlive #ICanTrustHim
Happy birthday America! 242 years ago you were founded on Godly principles, freedom from those who tried to silence your faith in the true Living God, and the right to speech. Don’t lose sight of the founding fathers dream and vision for you! We love the USA!
#4thofJuly #Freedom #ILoveTheUSA
Only God can take the broken pieces in our lives and put them back together again.
Only He can help you to love, trust, care, see, hope, and dream again.
My friends, the good news is that God is NOT through with you, No! He’s just getting started!
Php 1:6 (ERV) I am sure that the good work God began in you will continue until he completes it on the day when Jesus Christ comes again.
#GoodWork #WhatGodBeginsHeCompletes #ImJustGettingStarted
No matter how things are spun…Our God is an awesome God!
His boundless love exceeds our imagination!
His Grace/Unmerited favor is more than one can fathom in a lifetime.
Your never too big or too small/insignificant for His time.
He is the One who makes a way, when there seems to be no way.
Yes! He is the “Way-Maker!”
My friends, our God is an awesome God!
#GodMakesAWay #AwesomeGod #ExceedingLove
God gives what cannot be bought!
His grace covers what should have been your undoing!
His favor surrounds us like a shield!
His stripes are for your healing!
His resurrection proved, He was the Son of God!
His accepted blood before the Father, was to wash away your sins and make you white as snow!
Look at how this verse sums it all up!
1 Timothy 3:14-16 The Message (MSG) 14-16 I hope to visit you soon, but just in case I’m delayed, I’m writing this letter so you’ll know how things ought to go in God’s household, this God-alive church, bastion of truth. This Christian life is a great mystery, far exceeding our understanding, but some things are clear enough:
He *(Jesus) appeared in a human body,
was proved right by the invisible Spirit *(Holy Spirit),
was seen by angels *(from His birth).
He was proclaimed among all kinds of peoples, *(Jews and Gentiles)
believed in all over the world,
*(Resurrected on the 3rd day) taken up into heavenly glory.
The (CJB) version states vs. 16 like this…
16 Great beyond all question is the formerly hidden truth underlying our faith:
He was manifested physically
and proved righteous spiritually,
seen by angels
and proclaimed among the nations,
trusted throughout the world
and raised up in glory to heaven.
Thank You Lord for Your love! 🙂
#CantBuyHisLove #LoveFreelyGiven #HisGraceCoversMe
*(Above was inserted for clarity and it is backed up by the whole Bible).
There are popular songs, lessons, poems, and sermons which talk about God giving and taking away. Now if you believe this way, it’s OK…at the moment. 🙂
But I challenge you to pray and keep an open mind while reading this short lesson. Ask God to lead you to the truth, even if it is different then what you have always believed. Now, I know that’s hard. But, continuing to believe this way will keep you from walking in faith, like God desires for you to walk in.
Why? Simply, if you don’t know if God wants to give you something good. Or if situations change for the worse, if it is Him who is now taking it away from you. Then it’s hard to pray…believing that you receive.
Job was even slightly confused when things started going really wrong in his life. But he didn’t blame God and this is what he did and said…Job 1:20-21 (GW) Job stood up, tore his robe in grief, and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 He said, “Naked I came from my mother, and naked I will return. The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken away! May the name of the LORD be praised.”
Oh wow! What dedication to the Lord that Job just showed here in this verse. But if he had only realized there was a devil, an adversary who wanted to destroy everything he held dear in his life. One who even told God, I can make him turn against You, if you just take Your hand of protection away from him.
Then he might have said, “Blessed be the name of The Lord who gives. I curse the thief who is stealing from me now.”
Ay any rate, Thank You Jesus for setting this straight in John’s gospel. In John 10:10 MKJV (with Jesus speaking) it says, The thief (the devil our adversary) does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
My friends, The Lord gives and gives and gives abundantly. He is not the one who takes from you, but He will always be there when things start to go wrong. So that you can reach out to Him and be safe.
#JesusGivesLife #GodGivesAbundantly #HisBlessingsOvertakeMeDaily