I have decided: I shall not want

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He leadeth me beside the still waters

Psalm 23

King James Version (KJV)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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Thank God it’s Monday!

First it’s Friday and we’re looking forward to the weekend.  Then, before you know it, it’s Sunday night and Monday morning is staring right at once.  Everything looks grim and gloomy, and most of us find it hard to get out of bed far less go into the office.  Unfortunately this attitude is what we put in place to start off the week; our challenges and ‘bad news’ getting worse and worse as the week wears on. Continue reading Thank God it’s Monday!

How do you pray when you can’t find the words?

Teenage girl praying outdoors at twilight. Shallow DOF.

I once read an article which said that in response to bad news we should take the following steps:-

  • Pray
  • Fast
  • Ask God for strategy
  • Praise God

Good advice, which should be applied to any major challenge we may be experiencing. Unfortunately however, and depending on how difficult our situation may be, some of us find it difficult to get past step number one. It is easy to pray when life is good and all is going well but it gets a little harder when life throws you a big curve ball like losing your job unexpectedly, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, learning of your partner’s infidelity, experiencing divorce, or losing a loved one.

Continue reading How do you pray when you can’t find the words?