Thursday, October 20, 2005
Psalm 23 - Unload your Burden
Fateful, 17th of October, the doctors completed my Dad's eye operation. My 'Luggage' for traveling on this temporal life, here on earth was lightened! "Godwyn, Praise God! Lord is always good to you, watch your blessing", echoed a brother in Christ. "God is indeed good but be it good or bad incidents to come, I just know one promise for sure, Jesus Loves Us Heaps!" I learn to grow up, knowing it is not ONLY the car park space He blessed me, the prayers that He answered me, it is therefore, from such, I conclude God is good!
Trials & tribulations are part of the temporal walk on earth, unanswered prayers, endless fiasco & even when everything seems to fall apart, knowing God's love for us, with Jesus's perfect work on the perfect cross. "All I know, it is finished!"...Amen?!
Closely, I walk with the Lord, yet at times I fail to wonder, what if Dad goes blind? What more will impact to his progressive recovery of bipolar disorder? Do you know every minutes, in the World, at least 2000 people go blind. I manage to catch the documentary, "Vision 20/20 " on BBC. Been feeding on Max Lucado's books, lisening to sermon from New Creation Church & praying to the Lord for directions in life.
Skip 'blogging' for near to a month, my excuse? Family obligations, trials on friendships [From friend to Foe] & familiar excuse, heavy workload. All in all, we should first seek the Kingdom of God & ALL will be blessed upon us. Then again, we always like to take our own 'yoke' thinking we have to do something to gain material wealth. Human effort, do you experience such or am I the only? It is written in the Bible do not worry about the day for the day will worry by it's own. Though we know God clothes the Lilies in the field, won't Abba bless us more? Are we worth less than the flowers in the field?
Psalm 23: Written to build our trust in God and to remind us of Who HE is:
The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide & shield us], I shall not lack.
He makes me lie down in [fresh tender] green pastures;
He leads me beside the still & restful waters.
He refreshes & restores my life [ourselves];
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
[uprightness & rightstanding with Him- not for my earning it, but] for His name's sake.
Yes though I walk through the [deep sunless] Valley of the shadow of Death,
I will not fear or dread no evil, for You are with me;
Your Rod [to protect] & Your Staff [to guide], they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
Surely or only goodness, mercy, & unfailing love shall follow me
All the days of my life, & through the length of my days in the house of the Lord [& His presence] shall be my dwelling place.