Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
3 Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and and not we ourselves
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
5 For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
We are all sure that we need more. More things, more electronics, more friends, more clothes, more shoes. Of course we need things, God provided even during the Exodus for things. He is our Father God -who provides all things - and creates all things.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
Jesus explained that thirst is part of life, but in Jesus, we are fulfilled.
The Wide Highway is appealing. We add things to our lives like adding items in a shopping cart. The Narrow Path assures us we need few things. Life is meaningful on the narrow path.
The Narrow Path has a cost. Choices made appealing to Father God. Not the picks of the world. Allowing Him to make the Narrow Path for His Glory and Sufficiency. Using the words we would say more carefully. Apologizing when our words were not what would He would have chosen for His Child.
Father God, please direct my path to be Your Path. With Jesus as my Shepherd, I will not be in want.
Lead me in Your pastures. Let me know this path . Help my seeds to be fruitful , placing good seeds and give love, encouragement and tenderness on this meaningful journey. Quiet me down and lead me the Path of Righteousness for Your Namesake. Jesus the Lord.
Let Your Living Water restore my soul from being in the World and not of the World.
Help me know that the Wide Highway is interesting, yet not what You would call the enduring and quality portion of Your Plan. Let your Spirit of Truth be one of self-control and Faith and not of Fear.
You are my Shepherd, the Guardian of my Soul. Let your rod and staff comfort me that I may comfort others.
Let me have Joy in You and wisdom to see Your Narrow Path You'd provide is more than sufficient and filled with a hope and future of good.
Help me, Jesus, that my footsteps will leave as my footprints goodness and mercy all the days of my life. That in the Victory of Jesus Christ, I will live all my days as Heaven is at hand, knowing I dwell in Your House forever. Give us this Day! Amen in Jesus!
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †