reaches me from above.
Some call it a storm
but I call it joy
Hidden wonders yet to come!
By Martha L Shaw – © 2017
I tried to be all things for everyone. Thinking back, I realize none of us were intended for that. Hmmm . . . was I thinking of my Lord, my neighbors, or myself? In my foolishness, I thought the answer was Jesus. I remember reading the 23rd Psalm and thinking “STUPID SHEEP.” Me, I had it all together . . . NOT! I was all about Martha!
Those sheep loved the Master, served Him well, and were lovingly cared for – Facing hunger or fear or uncertainty of any kind was no real problem. The Master (Shepherd) who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask had it all together since long before we were we! Those sheep had it good! THIS SHEEP is gonna follow the Shepherd far more closely than she used to!
20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ah, those green pastures
Where did the still waters go?
Good, the Shepherd’s near!
By Martha L Shaw – © 2018
The Lord keeps placing the following scripture on my heart so I decided to share it. Blessings to you.
Psalm 91 King James Version (KJV)
91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy Name.
Our trust in the Lord changes things, changes us, changes our perspective on darkness versus light. When we open the door in our hearts and let Him in, we follow the unknown path but with His hand in ours. Thus the darkness has a new light. It has been forever changed, as have we.