Today I read a very familiar passage to most of us.
Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Of course the entire passage was a blessing to me, to think of how my Shepard The Lord protects me and provides for all my needs, my mind was fixed on this thought… Not only is it my needs He has provided for me, but many of my wants as well! So much so, that I can truly say that my cup is overflowing!!!
I simply just look around and everything my eyes dropped on was above my needs! All the clothes flung over the couch are way more than I really need! I could completely empty out my living room and I’d still have everything I need! It’s a crazy thought to think of it like that, but realistically it is true.
Today I want to encourage gratification! Be thankful! Don’t worry about all the little things that you think you need, you know those things that you will use a few times and then eventually forget about… Focus on how much you have been blessed!
My entire life, I can honestly look back and say that I have never been in a time where I honestly had NOTHING to eat! On the contrary, I’ve always had my choice pick! God is so good! Even my clothing is stuff I have chosen to wear, you know, my own style. Sure we haven’t been able to afford brand new clothes very often, but somehow my closet and drawers are overflowing! (I’m sure there’s still stuff in there I’ve never worn!)
The bible tell us in 1 Tim 6:8-10 that our main physical needs are those two things; food and clothing.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Just a reminder that we really are blessed!