“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” Psalms 23:1
That says it all! Nothing do I lack. Man can want many things but things cannot satisfy. Just ask a wealthy person, he needs just one more thing. Never enough. God is so fulfilling and he does know just what I need. Always. Most of our needs are for love. I’ve lost a lot of things since my stroke but what I have gained in peace, joy, and love do surpass it all. I’ve never been so full in my life. Every day I wake with a new expectation in my heart. What’s God got for me today? Whatever it is, good or bad, he is with me and I will rejoice!
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.” Psalms 24:1&2
God made everything that ever was and he loves everything he ever made. Every man, woman and child, no matter color, race or religion, we are all his creation and he will always love us. He wants the very best for us. He wishes to give us his very best. But we have to accept this because he is very gracious and will not force anything on us. He will allow you what you want, but he is all knowing and does know what’s best for us.
“Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol, or swear by a false god. They WILL receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from their savior.” Psalms 24:3-5
Who wants it all? Those who are good and who trust in God will be blessed by the Lord and will receive all good things. That’s a promise.
“Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants shall inherit the land. The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.” Psalms 25:12-14
He is right here with me always leading and guiding me. He will help me every bit of the way. The best added bonus is that he will bless my children. I love to see them happy and blessed. My son-in-law is a pilot and always dreamed of traveling around the world and enjoying God’s beautiful world. He just got upgraded to a big jet and flys all around North and South America. Some awesome places to visit and he gets stuck there over night. Like the Virgin Islands. Tough job.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of who shall I be afraid?” Psalms 27:1
With God on my side I fear nothing. He will do whatever it takes. Whatever comes my way we can handle together. I’ve had some challenges lately but my new motto is “OK God we’ve got this so let’s do it.” I can trust he will guide me with wisdom.
“Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trust’s in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy. And with my song I praise him. The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one . Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.” Psalms 28:6-9
During the simplest things I can cry out to him. He is always listening. Even if I just long to be near him. He is carrying me most of the time and it’s so comforting. He gives me each new moment and I long to be with him.
“Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalms 30:4-5
I love to listen to praise music, it inspires me and I can’t help but join in. It keeps frustration at bay but things can slowly get out of control. Some nights I go to bed so frustrated, but by morning I wake up to a brand new day and get to start all over. God’s mercies are new every day!
“Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.” Psalms 32:1-2
It doesn’t matter what you do or how bad it is. God wants to forgive you. Just talk to him. He is so righteous and the King of do-overs. My heart can be heavy one moment and full of peace the next.
“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous.” Psalms 33:1
Do you realize that this is a command. Those who love the Lord should always be singing his praises. I know I will wake up in the night and be singing in my heart. I can’t help it anymore. I want everyone to know just how awesome my God is. It is a command with blessings attached, because it will make you so much more alive and happy. God dwells in the praises of his people and that’s where I want to be.
“The angel of the Lord encamp around those who fear him, and he delivers them.” Psalms 34:7
The Lord has always taken good care of me for I am his. A very precious possession. In my forties I went through a very selfish period. I had to learn how to fly. I even bought my own plane. Just for fun. I know that his angels were taking care of me because sometimes I think I was in a little over my head. I can’t tell what might have happened, but he always kept me safe and brought me back to him.
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: he will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait for him.” Psalms 37:4-7
I desire to do all God has for me. He knows my desire is for more of him. He has blessed my life. It’s not about wealth or things, but about how happy and satisfied I have become. I wake excited for every new day. Life is good!