Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
And all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6: 33 (NIV)

“The Lord is my Shepherd…” Psalm 23:1 (NIV)
Think about that for a moment. Can you feel His hand wrapped around yours? What else do you need? No matter what is going on in our lives and the world around us. Think about it.  He’s got you.

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”  Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
Stop for a minute—right now. Stop where you are, and tell Him what you need, and thank Him for all He has already done. Then sense His presence and peace.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”  Proverbs 3: 5-6 (NLT)
How’s that going for you? Trusting in Him, with all you’re in the middle of, and with whatever is before you? Seeking His ways, or yours? His path, or yours?

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16 (NKJV)
Believe that? Jesus said it. My friends, it is the most important question, and single most important answer you can ever give. Do you believe that?

“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Romans 10:9 (NIV)
The billboard on the Interstate said—“Life is short. Eternity somewhere is forever.” In the Romans passage, the Apostle Paul reminds us of Jesus’ words in John 3:16.

Again, my friends, it is the most important question and answer for you and me, and for our family, friends and others we know and meet.

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
Ready to soar? Wait upon the Lord, stand in the Lord. Then enjoy the journey in and through whatever—with Him.

Once more—“The Lord is my Shepherd…”  Psalm 23: 1 (NIV) 
And with that Word of truth from Him, we can be at peace.

Because no matter what happens, and no matter what we face, our Shepherd has us, for now and forever and ever.

Amen & Amen!

In His Name – Scott