While I was spending so much time sitting in bed with my legs wrapped in cold, wet towels I realized something. This summer felt like I was cursed with injuries and illness. Yet I noticed that I was spending a lot of time thinking about the things for which I was grateful. It made me think of 1 Thessalonians 5:18; In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
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Whenever I’m in doubt about the right words to pray I say The Lord’s Prayer. After all, Jesus taught us to pray this way!
The Lord’s Prayer
The 23rd Psalm has always been a favorite of mine. It’s full of promise and joy. Hope and happiness should be what people take from it. But one thing I’ve noticed is that people misinterpret part of it and misuse it. “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.” People have linked the end of verse 4 with punishment and that’s incorrect. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me was understood by earlier generations because they understood the purpose of the rod and the staff.
Thy Rod and Thy Staff They Comfort Me
Valerie, from Living Lighter in Atlanta has started a wonderful new weekly series called Spiritual Sundays. This series is a chance for us to share music, books, and websites full of Christian content. And Valerie has invited us all to join in!
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