Week of March 27-31, 2017
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me
to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.
Because the Lord leads me I have no lack or want. I am fulfilled. The leading of
the Lord brings fulfillment. Does it seem that your life is lacking in any way?
I think we all experience this from time to time. We wonder when are we going to
receive the answer to our prayers. We wonder when God is going to do a certain
thing for us. We wonder. God never leads us to wonder. He leads us to provision
and refreshment. He waters our thirsty souls. He makes it easy for us to be
refreshed. We have peace and our wondering ceases. Take on His peace like a
garment. Trust that as you ask Him to lead you to peace He will.
If you are in need of healing, there is good news!
Proverbs 4:20-22 says:
son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their
So there is life and health in
God's word. Since God's word is medicine, we must take it like we would
a prescription. I suggest three times a day, like you would your food.
Remember, healing is the children's bread. Consider this your "dose"
Remember, read, and meditate three times a day the following:
~ And ye shall serve the Lord
your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness
away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be
barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.
to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Tim. 2:15
If you've never studied the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, we invite
you to join us as we read through the Bible in a year. Read and
meditate on these chapters today:
**March 27 --- Exodus 38, John
17, Proverbs 14, Philippians 1
**March 28 --- Exodus 39, John 18, Proverbs 15, Philippians 2
**March 29 --- Exodus 40, John 19, Proverbs 16, Philippians 3
**March 30 --- Leviticus 1, John 20, Proverbs 17, Philippians 4
**March 31 --- Leviticus, 2-3, John 21, Proverbs 18, Colossians 1
**April 1 --- Leviticus, 4, Psalms1-2, Proverbs 19, Colossians 2
**April 2 --- Leviticus 5, Psalms 3-4, Proverbs 20, Colossians 3
He restoreth my soul: He
leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Does your soul need to be restored? Of course it does. You are just like every
other soul who has ever been born. You need God’s guidance so that your thoughts
will be productive, decisive and peaceful. Decision making can be hard. We want
to do the right thing and we want to please God. We also want to make sure that
what we do will bring success. We want to end confusion, doubt and the wandering
mind. I know that God has the answer, but how will it come to me? Can I trust
that I am doing all that I can to ensure my success? The confusion that may set
in can disturb one’s soul. That is why it is so good to know that He restores
our souls. Ask Him to lead you to that place of restoration. He has the right
decision for you and He will provide it.
He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s
God leads in righteousness. He will always cause us to do the right thing. Do
you fear that the decision you are making is not the right one? Know that what
is righteous is always right. Sometimes it may appear as though you are making
the biggest mistake in the world and taking the greatest risk, but just keep
trusting the leading of the Lord. When He moves on you to take that step, then
take it. He will always cause you to do that which is right and good. Know that
His ways are perfect and you can know the leading is of Him when the path is
righteous, good, holy and just.
though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
He leads in comfort. In difficult times, the way may appear darkened. Only you
can know how hard it is to trust that God is leading you through troubled times
and situations. His ways are perfect even in the hard places. There is light and
life in God’s leading. He can lead with the rod of comfort…you can lean on His
staff of strength. In times of loss or deep regret there is a comfort and a
friend who sticks closer than a brother. The Lord Jesus is that friend. The
Great Shepherd and Bishop of our souls want us to lean on Him. We take on His
strength in troubled times if we will hold on to His unchanging hand. It’s
always there to comfort and guide us. We emerge the stronger for it. We are more
than conquerors through Him who loves us.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence
of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely
goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in
the house of the Lord forever.
He leads in abundance. You have an overflow in your life because the God who is
more than enough is leading you to just what His name says He is. He is more
than enough in every situation. Is there something missing in your life? Is
there never enough for giving, bills and necessities? Somehow luxuries may be
out of the question. Perhaps you missed the leading of El Shaddai, the many
breasted one. He is the one who provides all to us. Maybe you haven’t trusted
that He leads in abundance, brings abundance and leaves abundance wherever He
goes. Perhaps you have not really known the abundance of God because you leave
His leading from time to time. Perhaps you have not remained in His leading long
enough to make full recovery of all the provision He has provided. Can you trust
His leading once more? Meditate on this fact, “Because He leads me I want for