“He refreshes my soul, He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake”
Water mint, marsh mint, peppermint and spearmint, are some of the varieties of mint that I know of. Also, mint water, mint chewing gums, mint tea, mint green teas and soaps are a few mint-related products I have used. There is this refreshing vibe all about mint, even the thought of which brings coolness into our minds.
Similarly, when I think of the story of the Samaritan woman, I think of refreshing water that would not make me thirsty again – water that would quench my thirst, water that would bring me life! I believe, that in my busy life, I need to stop by a well and have a bucket full of this refreshing water that would never make me thirsty again – water that would wash away my sins, water that would plant or nurture the spirit of love, joy and peace!
Lord, there are so many situations today in which I know for sure I will be angry. Lord, please wash away all the anger and jealousy, and all the bad things from me and fill me with the fruits of the spirit.
Lord, water my tired spirits.
This God—His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true;
He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.
Life is a roller-coaster. It has its ups and it has its down. It has moments of joy and moments of restless anticipation. And all through this one journey, you will be able to experience a plethora of emotions (some of which you didn’t know you could feel), learn and toughen up for a more challenging ride. Some stop this ride halfway, some tough it up and look it straight in the eye with a brave face. Each of us has our own way of looking at situations and reacting to it. Nobody comes with a manual.
Replacing things is easy. Avoiding certain experiences is simple. Recently, someone asked me if there is anything in my life that I would like to replace. I thought about it for some time and responded, “No”. Honestly, I would pick that response over and over and over again. Why? If through all the joys and sorrows, all the victories and failures, all the loved and the lost we can see perfection in our lives, how much more perfectly will God’s plan for us be. He’s the maker after all. So when things seldom make sense to you, lean back and relax. Let the Maker take charge. He knows perfection.
Lord, teach me your way and give me the grace to follow. When life gets hard, help me to fall back on you and acknowledge your strength as my own. Be my strength O Lord; be my shield. Help me live life through your perfection and live in the light of Your truth. Amen.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid?
Have we ever thought of how we learn about fear as babies?
It all starts of as very small scars in life. It begins with a small fall as babies that makes them a little scared to pursue the same paths again. But they forget and fall down again, and that’s how they learn how to walk, run and do all the wonderful things that they do as kids.
How does fear have this everlasting tattoo effect in our adult minds? Here’s where we need to think back in our lives of the areas where we have had fear or even the smallest of scars. ‘I was afraid of rain for a long time after I got stuck in a flood, but it took me months to realise that fear was the reason.’ We may also have such small or big things that we are afraid of.
Here is where we write them all down on a piece of paper and submit it all to God and let him take it over from there.
Lord, I am handing over my fear of losing my job, the fear of my boss, the fear that something bad might happen to my family, the fear of not getting a job, the fear of not getting a spouse, my family problems, financial problems and all my struggles into your hand. Give me the grace to get through this day and the peace that passes all understanding. Amen.
“ Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”
Wisdom and knowledge. Common Sense is not so common. Solomon was the wisest King. Make wise choices. Be responsible adults. Be good human beings.
How important is education in our lives? Do we want ourselves and our kids to just be educated or to be good humans above all?
At my weakest moments in trying to make people understand my point of view of things, both at work and outside, I have at times wished I could download the data of my feelings/thoughts from my brain and upload it to the other person’s brain. I want them to see it and understand it from my point of view, but it doesn’t really work that way.
We need the grace of God at such challenging moments of life where our emotions tend to take control of us and the situations. We need a divine grace to rise above the situations and recognize the line of events. We need His lamp of grace to show us the way in the dark desert.
Not everyone may understand what you are going through, but you are not alone….
Lord, let the words that come out of my mouth be meaningful and for your glory and give me the grace to get through this day. Amen