“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.
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly[a] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
The greatest mystery of life,I would never understand.Its so hard to come to terms with the fact that the person you just met yesterday is no more.It appears sometimes easy to take note of the fact that we are able to get over the loss of a loved one, but times would always come back to us. I would never forget that old rocking chair of my uncle beneath the orange tree that would always rock when the skies turned grey and the wind blew, it all was like the old times, except for the fact that he wasnt there.
I always left that chair of his at the very same place where he used to sit for as long as i could remember, and that memory of his remains everlasting all through me.
I slip into the world yonder to still imagine the times when we sipped tea together and be filled with stories of the war he fought and the days of his youth.Certain things never go away, they never do.
I deeply regret the time when we stopped speaking for a silly reason, and later came to know that he had passed on.I know what it is to feel sorrow, because I feel it to this day,and to this very moment.
I learnt that life is to short to regret.So love those who are there in your life today, with all your heart, never let them go, because they may be all that you may ever have.Always forgive those who hurt you, because you are here today because someone else did.
Be the first to say sorry, it may never bring a smile to your face, but it would always bring a smile to anothers heart. Above all,remember you need to leave your footprints behind.because this cycle you create, would need to go on….
Stage played every minute of our lives gives us all equal opportunities to reach out to the world around with a gesture to help ,support and assist..We all were made unique in different ways, which also means that not everyone has the joys and benefits that we are given.I call them, The Children of a Lesser God…When you were made, it was for a reason, a reason you need to identify today..