3D Photoshop of Starry Night, by Vincent Van Gogh
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.
Where are we going?
To our Father God.
Are we there yet?
No, we have miles to go before we sleep.
To whom shall we answer?
In 1875, British poet William Ernest Henley published the poem, called "Invictus" with these famous lines: "I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul."
The Shepherd and Guardian of our Souls.
1 Peter 2:25
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. 25For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
Master of our Fate?
Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
Our Fate is Sealed. In Jesus Christ. For a long time. And God called us by name...
Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9 If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
How shall we go for all things for Victory in Jesus?
1 Corinthians 14
Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues. 4 0But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.
1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace--as in all the congregations of the Lord's people
1 Corinthians 13:7
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things
Father God, Help us to be cheerful givers, allowing grace to abound in us. That we might be found sufficient in You. For all things at all times in every good work. Help us to rely upon You, Your Righteousness endures forever. In Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †