My Shepherd

The King of love my Shepherd is,
His goodness faileth never,
I lack nothing if I am His,
And He is mine forever.

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We Trust God Because Of Who He Is

“After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10 (NASB)
Suffering Christians have not been rejected, not forsaken by God. They are recipients of His sustaining grace. Suffering is only for a little while. On the other hand, the glory that awaits the faithful servants of Jesus Christ is eternal.
Our God is loving, powerful, and faithful. Having obtained our salvation at such a great price and having called us through the preaching of the Gospel. He will never abandon us, no matter how dark our surroundings may seem.
Even though our new life in Christ does not render us immune to the attacks of Satan, we still trust God because of who He is.
“For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comprehension, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NASB)

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Psalm 126:5-6

“Those who plant in tears
will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed,
but they sing as they return with the
harvest.”
– Psalm 126:5-6 (NLT)

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Good Works Are Meant To Be A Light

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NASB)
“The whole world was made for the glory of God. Christ came to redeem us from sin and bring us back to serve and glorify Him. Believers are placed in the world with this one object, that they may let their light shine in good works so as to win men to God. . .
As needful as that the sun shines every day, yea, more so, it is that every believer lets his light shine before men. For this we have been created anew in Christ, to hold forth the Word of Life, as lights in the world. . .Perishing men around you need your light if they are to find their way to God. God needs you to let His glory be seen through you. As wholly as a lamp is given up to lighting a room, every believer ought to give himself up to be the light of a dark world.”

Andrew Murray, Working For God

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Trial In The Storm

“. . . the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary.” Matthew 14:24 (NASB)
In experiencing this storm at sea, the disciples discovered that obedience to the Lord is no immunity from the storms of life. Though they obey Christ’s orders (Matt. 14:22), still a storm descended upon the sea; and, as a result, the boat was “battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary.”
Many winds in this world are contrary to doing the will of God. No one who sets out to do the will of God will be long without experiencing the trials of “contrary” circumstances that will hinder and oppose one’s obedience to the Lord. The devil will see to that.
Though the path of obedience may be rough at times, Jesus will be there to calm the storm; “He came to them, walking on the sea” (Matt. 14:25). Christ is the One who can bring real tranquility in the time of trial.

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We Will Always Be Tempted

“Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, ‘Indeed, has God said, “You shall not eat from any tree of the garden?'” Genesis 3:1 (NASB)
The devil is as dangerous to us as he was to Adam and Eve. Peter refers to him as “a roaring lion…seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet.5:8). According to Jesus, he is the prince of this world (John 12:31). We must remember, however, that the devil rules as a usurper. The old song is still true: “This is my Father’s world.” He who sought to thwart God’s purposes in Eden has been destroyed through the cross and the empty tomb (1 John 3:8). His eventual eternal doom is sure.
In the meantime, we need to be on our guard constantly. While we are to avoid temptation as much as possible, we will always be temped in some way until the Lord’s final victory, when Satan and his cohorts will be “cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” Revelation 20:10 (NASB)

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Nothing Is Ever Too Hard

Nothing is ever too hard to do
If your faith is strong and
your purpose true…
So never give up, and never stop–
Just journey on to the mountaintop!
Helen Steiner Rice

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