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Everything I Need…

Sharing today in remembrance of our beloved Grammy, who passed into the loving arms of Jesus on this day 11 years ago. She was not just a mom, she was WOW!

 

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1 KJV)

Can you imagine telling 2-year-olds that they “shall not want”?

They do want! They want candy bars at the store. They want their siblings’ toys. They want doughnuts for dinner. A child wants a lot of things, but a parent can say “no” if it’s something the child doesn’t need.

As grown-ups, we have “wants,” too. And sometimes our wants are not so different (bring on the chocolate!). But we have a Heavenly Father who can say “no” too.

Just like a 2-year-old, we don’t always get what we want, but 2 Peter 1:3 says,

“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life.”

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Linda Crawford

May the Lord give you everything you need today,

~Linda

Devotion reprinted with permission © 2006 Group Publishing, Inc.

Sit here and rest awhile…

There’s a busy, crazy, obligation and performance driven world rushing around you…

Stop and sit.

Rest here for awhile.

Look, listen, and feel a different rhythm of life…

These chairs have given rest and renewed strength for many a weary pilgrim.

Today they extend an invitation to you.

Sit.

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This is not just a picture, it’s a thousand words for you to hear…

If God doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks. 
If God doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap. 
It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. 
Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?

Psalm 127:1-3 MSG

What other words will God speak to you as you rest here today?

With Him.

© Linda Crawford 2012, all rights reserved.

 

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