“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
If you live long enough, sooner or later you will work for a terrible boss. I don’t know what your pet peeves are, but these two bother me the most: a boss who thinks he or she is too important to be bothered with the likes of me, or one who deems me so incompetent that my every move must be monitored and measured.
Today’s verse was written during a time when the gods people worshiped were either distant and detached or frantically orchestrating the events of life. They were moody, arrogant, and conniving—always looking out for themselves.
But here, the writer gives us a different picture of God—the one true God. He calls him our shepherd. A shepherd is neither distant nor controlling, neither indifferent nor smothering. Yet he is very present.
God demonstrates care for us by leading, protecting, and providing. He is aware of our needs and hurts and is responsible for our welfare. With a shepherd like that, what more could we want?
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
“Because he who is blessed in the earth Will be blessed by the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Will swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are hidden from My sight!
Could you ever become like me. You have everything, I have nothing, yet I am happy
Sometimes after a hard day is done and the stress and tiredness of the hours that swallowed the minutes dawn on us, all we can do is look skyward towards those rays of light peeping out from the cracks of those dark clouds and wish that God would just relieve the tired soul with the wave of a hand…
The treasures of earth offered to us at times is so extensive and vast, that at times we internally feel that we have attained the maximum in a lifetime, yet the hard truth is that we have nothing apart from this body of flesh.,
There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it’s time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all
We can’t go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We all are a part of God’s great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me
Send them your heart so they’ll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stone to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand
When you’re down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there’s no way we can fall
Let’s realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one
You can pray wherever, whenever, and however you want. Anything done in the presence of God can become a means of prayer. Whatever you do as are mindful of God’s presence is a kind of a prayer.