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.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake
~ Psalm 23:1-3
When I read these words, it's seems so easy to put myself under that protection, to put myself in those green pastures by still waters. But, when I get caught up in the business of the daily grind, far, far away from the still waters and green pastures, do I always listen for His voice? Or am I so busy trying to accomplish this or that, or postponing one thing so that I can somehow fit something else in, that I don't wait to be guided by Him? Am I so consumed with what seems urgent at the time, that I don't pay attention to what I should be paying attention to? Do I follow my Shepherd? I need to think about that.
I often wish I could somehow put life on hold, for just a little while. But, life does not wait for us. All the jobs and responsibilities and duties of life need to be done, they are the fabric of our earthy life.
What I can do, is remember this scripture, silently hum the song and remember the words. I can remember the green pasture and the still water. I can remember the Lord, who is my Shepherd.
Today and always, let me try harder to slow down, take life as it comes, live life with more passions and love, but most importantly . . . listen to His voice.
Have a blessed Sunday,
Hugs and love,