In “CommuterVerse.com-inspiration to help you through your day” we presented the new Christadelphian site where people can find Christadelphian thoughts about certain matters.
The essence of the site is to bring people to contemplate a verse from God’s Word on their way to and from work (or from the living room to the kitchen).
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
There are plenty of great lessons to be learned from a deeper study of the many Bible texts which can come in front of our eyes or would come along in our head.
In the midst of a pandemic it’s great to be reminded of what God has in store for his family. All over the world people can hear the Word of God. It is available in many languages so that each person is able to hear it in a language he or she can understand.
No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this,
Never so much as imagined anything quite like it—
What God has arranged for those who love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9 (The Message)
Often we feel frustrated because we do not have certain things, or the day does not pass like we wanted it to be. Do we feel there are things we lack, or do we believe that our shepherd provides everything we truly need?
How often do we forget that we do not have to do all the work?
More often we should trust God and give ourselves in His Hands.
- Jehovah God makes me lie down;
- The divine Creator leads;
- The Eternal Source restores.
So much of the action in our life comes from God, though we may not always recognize it.
- We could do more lying down in the green pastures He provides.
- We could do more sitting quietly beside the still waters He leads us to.
- We could be more cognizant of the restoration of our souls that He provide.
- We could do more following His lead down the path of righteousness.
- We don’t have to lead; we must simply follow.
These verses show that the places God leads us to are good. It doesn’t say He leads us into the shadow of the valley of death, although we can’t say definitively that He doesn’t, for our own good. But what we do know is that for whatever reason we find ourselves there, He is with us.
Our response needs to be trust. Why?
Because He is with us!
His rod and staff are there for us, to protect, direct, and comfort us. When we find ourselves among enemies, God is there too, preparing a table for us, anointing our heads with oil, making sure we have all the resources we need to face any situation.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads 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 mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.