Archive | June 26, 2013

I Know the Shepherd

ShepherdThere was once a Shakespearean actor who was known everywhere for his one-man shows of readings and recitations from the classics. He would always end his performance with a dramatic reading of Psalm 23.

 Each night, without exception, as the actor began his recitation – “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want”…The crowd would listen attentively. And then, at the conclusion of the Psalm, they would rise in thunderous applause in appreciation of the actor’s incredible ability to bring the verse to life.

 But one night, just before the actor was to offer his customary recital of Psalm 23, a young man from the audience spoke up. “Sir, do you mind if tonight I recite Psalm 23?” The actor was quite taken back by this unusual request, but he allowed the young man to come forward and stand front and center on the stage to recite the Psalm, knowing that the ability of this unskilled youth would be no match for his own talent.

With a soft voice, the young man began to recite the words of the Psalm. When he was finished, there was no applause. There was no standing ovation as on other nights. All that could be heard was the sound of weeping. The audience had been so moved by the young man’s recitation that every eye was full of tears.

 Amazed by what he had heard, the actor said to the youth, “I don’t understand. I have been performing Psalm 23 for years. I have a lifetime of experience and training – but I have never been able to move an audience as you have tonight. Tell me, what is your secret?” The young man quietly replied, “Well sir, you know the Psalm… I know the Shepherd.”

My mom told this old story when I was a teen. She is not given me an explanation about the message or moral of this story. She said: “My dear princess, I want you to think and ponder.  If you only knew about the Psalm and you only get something big that makes you proud or you know the Shepherd and you give something bigger and valuable to others than you received and makes others moved and knowing how great our shepherd is.

How about you my dear friends?  It’s all your choice.

Karina

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I will

 

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Psalm 91:14-16

14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. 15 When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. 16 I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”

This devotion is for anyone who has ever, is now, or will in the future, go through hard times. So ladies this is for all of us no matter what season you are presently in. As I was reading Psalm 91:14-16 the repetition of “I will” in these verses jumped off the page and into my soul.

I will rescue
I will protect
I will answer
I will be with them
I will satisfy

These living words are promises from God to you and me.

When you feel like you’re drowning…God WILL rescue you
When you feel scared…God WILL protect you
When you need guidance…God WILL answer you
When you feel abandoned…God WILL be with you
When you feel spiritually dry and empty…God WILL satisfy you

 My dear friends these two simple words “I will” can free us from whatever we are going through today. Claim them and declare them over ourselves. God wants to rescue, protect, be with us, and satisfy us. God loves us !

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Thought Before Sleep

 

Good nite

When the night comes, I always thinking about what will be happening tomorrow, what kind of problem and obstacles that I had to faced. If  I am able to get through it all? When the worries and fear comes to my mind, there is only one thing that I have to do; Pray and surrender all of my worries and fear to God. Because I am strongly believe in His love and kindness. He will lead and guide me to through all of my problems. His loving hand will hold my hand tight and God almighty will lift up my entire life burden.

” Dear God, Thank you for Your care, guidance,strength and wisdom. Let I sleep in Your warmth hugs and peace. Wake me up with Your tender carerss and smile. Amen.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.(Mathew 6:34)

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. (1Peter 5:7)

Karina

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