Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Encouragement PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
The Shepherd of the New Year
by ThresiaPaulose varghese
01/01/14
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 






The Lord is my Shepherd. He has been my Shepherd throughout my life. Even when I did not recognize or know Him, He knew me and recognized me. The New day of the New Year is a great gift that He has granted to me to find out His way and walk in His way with Him.

My Shepherd leads me to green pastures

He is my Shepherd tending me towards green pastures. He has been guiding me with timely inspirations sparkling in my conscience.
His spark of light has been the personal insight in me that "If the Lord is my Shepherd I won't want what I can't have and what He is not willing to give meI shall not want". His guidance has always been an assurance that if I accepted the Lord as my guide I would not go without the necessities of life.

My selfishness misled me away from His guidance

I tried to put out those sparks of fire, inspired in me, due to my selfish desires and walked away from the the path in which He has been guiding me.

I wanted to take giant leaps and possess what is not absolutely necessary for me. I was tempted to achieve the "prideful ideals" that were luring my selfishness. I was tempted to believe that eating the "forbidden fruits" can take me to greater heights that might not have been the plan of my Lord's guidance. The efforts of my pride made me fall into abysmal pits.

My Lord never abandoned me

My Lord never leaves me in disappointment or despair. He never wants me to go astray into darkness. He has always been blessing me with His divine providence. He paid all the price for my deliverance whenever needed and has been building up relationships.

I belong to my Lord

My pride and selfishness tried to possess things and act against His will and plan

Everything belongs to Him. But my weakness of selfishness cuts me away from Him and "own everything as my selfish possession". Neal Maxwell, an Apostle of LDS Church, said, “One of the last, subtle strongholds of selfishness is the natural feeling that we ‘own' ourselves. Of course we are free to choose and are personally accountable. But we belong to Him. We are to become consecrated along with our gifts, our appointed days, and our very selves."

Let me walk with my Shepherd in the New Year

The New Year is a great gift for me to walk with Him and enjoy the green pastures that He provides me. They will satisfy me in every way and fill me with great joy. In Him I need not worry about anything. If I am free from anxieties and worries, I will enjoy the bliss of heaven on this earth itself.




PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by ThresiaPaulose varghese or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 300 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com