When you cultivate a godly thought life your soul will shine and you will exhibit the presence of the Lord in you.
With the help of the Lord, you can handle life's challenges and heartaches, even the valley of the shadow of death. What comfort your fainting heart has, knowing that in those stumbling times of discouragement and despair, of depletion and seeming defeat, the Shepherd will find you...restore and fix you...and follow you...until you are well on your way.
What a blessing to be able to leave the cares of life for a brief period and spend time in the outstretched arms of your Shepherd, rubbing, as it were, your cheek against His face in intimate fellowship through prayer.
Do you want to be safe from the influence, ways, and lusts of the world and the flesh (I John 2:16)? From the sins which so easily entangles us (Hebrews 12:1)? Then delight in yourself in the Lord, in His provision, in His Word. Faithfully feed on the things that possess true substance and real meaning. When you remember that all Scripture is given by inspiration by God and is profitable (2 Timothy 3:16) and partake of such divine substance, then you are fed, you are led and you are safe!
And now, dear Lord, I acknowledge afresh that You are the God of all peace, my Jehovah-Shalom. My job is to receive. you give me Your peace. My job is to take it. You lead me to Your still waters. My role is to follow. You extend Your hand. My role is to take hold. My I enjoy Your presence and the tranquility of the still waters where You pour out your promise of peace. Amen.
By prolonged and continued fellowship, the sheep who follow nearby enjoy the shepherd's presence and become his familiar companions. To those closest to him, he shares the choicest portions of the food he's gathered. These happy and content sheep are never in danger. Why? Because they are near the shepherd!
When we accept God’s invitation to commune with Him through prayer, He will transform our hearts and change our lives.
Out of the will of God, there is no such thing as success, in the will of God there cannot be any failure.
Each Christian comes from a different background, upbringing, lineage, and environment. But in Christ we are unified.
As you abide in Christ, you will have strength for today’s trials as well as for all tomorrow’s challenges.
We cannot begin to define God's knowledge. We know, simply and profoundly, that nothing is hidden from Him or incomprehensible to Him.
God puts desires into your heart. His desires will actually become your desires, and your desires will be His.
Between the Bible and the Holy Spirit, you have everything you need to grow spiritually. And the more you grow, the more God can use you.
Don’t let anyone sell you on the idea that anything (apart from the Lord Himself) is more important than your marriage. God means for your life and your marriage to be filled with passion and purpose.