If we are constantly focusing on what we don’t have, or what someone else has and we want, what happened in the past, who did something wrong, we sometimes forget to be thankful and appreciative of who we are and what we do have. Each of us were uniquely made, and our blessings were tailored just for us. When we began placing our attention on losses instead of gains, we forget our heritage as children of the Most High God and all that we are entitled to as heirs. As Psalm 23 teaches us The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing- Psalm 24 reminds us that the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. When we neglect our relationship with God things will begin to wither and there is no growth. However, if we cherish and nourish our relationship with our Heavenly Father, everything will began to grow, thrive and produce. Every morning we should wake up with expectancy, ready- open to receive all of the new things that God wants to bring into our lives. Just as a plants new leaves began to spring forth, so will new beginnings spring forth in our lives.
This Christmas season, sow seeds for someone in need, Allow God to do a cleansing in our hearts and mind-then get ready for a new harvest as the Lord enlarges our territory.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.