Sunday, September 13, 2009

Spiritual Sunday

Today's Verse

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.

Psalm 23:2-3 (NIV)


Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Some of us won't slow down for anything! Well, almost anything. When we get "too full ourselves" and too caught up in our own plans, the LORD, our Shepherd, slows us down and makes us lie down. Our Shepherd knows we need rest, nourishment, and refreshment and helps us, yes and even sometimes makes us, find "green pastures" and "still waters." He then leads us in the direction of his righteousness and holiness once we are rested and refreshed. Isn't it interesting that God's order for our life is always grace and then glory?

My Prayer...

Thank you, dear Father, for slowing down my frantic life and leading me to times of refreshment, rest, and nourishment. I trust that you will lead me to what I need as you mature me to have more and more of your righteous character. Please forgive me for getting too busy to hear your voice and to respond to your grace. In Jesus' name. Amen.

12 comments:

Heart2Heart said...

Steve,

It is so wonderful to see how far you are growing in your faith and your walk with God. You have become such a great influence in my life and the lives our children. May they continue to look to you for guidance and wisdom in the very same ways you look to your Father.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

RCUBEs said...

Your writing keeps getting better every time. The words reflect your growth in walking more close to the Lord. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. And you encourage us with your love for Jesus. God bless you.

Just Breathe said...

Amen and thank you for the reminder.

2Thinks said...

It's Sunday afternoon and I think it's time for me to go lie down in the green pasture for a little snooze.

Enjoyed reading your interview at Heart2Heart- two beautiful love stories, you and Kat and Jesus and you- together it is perfection.

Joyce said...

I enjoyed your interview with Kat...you have a sweet wife : )

Warren Baldwin said...

Slow down, rest, refreshment ... here it is Sunday and I haven't done that yet! I am going to for the next hour - go home and rest. Then I have small groups at 5 ...

KrippledWarrior said...

Remember that the devil never rests. And if we don't we'll be just like him. Congrats on your award...
KW

christy rose said...

Amen! Thank you Lord for slowing us down and making us to rest in your peace and provision.
Great Post Steve!

Greg C said...

Wow all the blogs I am reading today seem to have the same theme. Slow down, rest, listen.

E @ Scottsville said...

Hope the HTML tips work for ya!

Take care and have a great rest-o-the Monday!

Erica =0)

Carol said...

That's beautiful, Steve. I couldn't have prayed it better myself. I definitely get too busy to slow down and hear the Lord speak. When I do, boy am I blessed and refreshed.

I like the way you said it, "..from Grace to Glory." Those are great words to ponder. God is so good.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Amen brother.....I'm in slow mode this week and it feels great!