Saturday, March 04, 2006

Psalm 23


"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want,
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for His name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever."

Psalm 23, an all time favourite and one of the most popular psalms from the bible... it's my favourite as well... as words of this psalm brought me comfort and joy all the time.

This was my morning devotion today... and as I reflected on the events of my current life, I know I needed to turn back to see where God is leading and guiding me towards.

So much has happened recently that God was crowded out of the equation of my life. I knew God is unveiling my eyes to see Him clearer... in the midst of all the frenzy of baby business and household chores, God wants me to take time to just set everything aside to just spend some quiet moments with Him so that I could truly hear Him... much like the story of Mary and Martha when Jesus visited them.

"we need to look to God and His Word at every important juncture we come to..."

Yes, indeed, I'm at a different juncture of my life right now, and I absolutely need to look to God to see where I should be headed next...and not take things base on my own understanding... I yearn to be close to God just as I used to be... the nearness of God within my life...the clear direction I had then... oh how I miss those days...

"Lead me, if Thou wilt, dear Master,
Where the whispering waters flow;
Guide me through the soft green pastures,
Let me all Thy goodness know"

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