Monday, June 17

Tag: blessing

Personal Life

THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, 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 your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Psalm 23:4-6 Some incredible thoughts about Jesus, our Good Shepherd, that King David gets from his experience as a shepherd. Jesus is nothing but GOOD.  When He is with us there is no need to fear, lack anything or go off on some lonely path.  His protection, guidance and comfort should be everything we need. He anoints our head with oil.  Protecting the sheep from irritating and frustrating insects around their head, in the
Personal Life

An Instinct for Blessing

Listen here or enjoy the read below: I was reading recently a story of a cat that went on holiday with it's Florida owners (obviously well loved), 300 kms from home. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view of cats), the cat got lost.  3 months later the cat arrives back home, 300 kms later, warn out paws and bleeding feet.  That is a high level of homing instinct! I want to use the story of Ruth, in the Bible, to illustrate how we can develop an instinct also.  An instinct for blessing.  We are born with a nature that can lean us the other way.  In fact even after finding Christ we can still find ourselves with a fear of success, an instinct for making the wrong decisions.  But there is another way. Ruth 1:1-6 1 In the days when the judges ruled in Israel, a severe famin