My Beloved Shepherd !
I was just listening to Sandi Patti singing "Shepherd of My Heart" on the radio. Wow. That is it in a nutshell. I need to remember this when I am overwhelmed, weary, or just plain busy with everyday life. Thinking I have to "fix" everything in my road. Hmmmm. That's when I get in trouble. When I get my eyes off HIM and onto what I THINK is the reality of my situation. Let's pause today and let Christ lead us in the quiet and in the storms too!
"He has the whole world in His Hands"
When I was a little girl, we used to sing that song with such joy and love for Jesus. It is so true that the little children shall always see the face of God ;
“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 18:10-14 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
--Matthew 18:1-6, 10-14
As I am entering into the "sunset" of my life, I long for that innocence of the child in me. Life seems to get harder and I guess the reality of loss and our hearts seem to grow a harder protective shell around it to keep from getting hurt from life itself.
So many of us, including me, need to awaken that little child in our hearts again. Come to the Father with pure love for Him in the innocence of that time. Sing and dance to the Lord in a special private moment you have with Him today or tomorrow ! Know that when we come to Him through those Pearly Gates, we WILL be exactly as we once were before the "cares of this world" entered in!
Have you got A SPECIAL PLACE? A place where you can feel more alive and a feeling of well being? Tension eases, the mind clears, and you feel more alive than you thought possible? If we don't have a place like this, we should truly find one. I have a place like that now, It's as if you have tapped some power that you don't have every day. It can even be in a certain room in your home, or looking out your window. If you find it, use it for what it can do for you. Be alone and at peace with yourself and with your Lord.
Nyamagagana Dobi Ministry
This new Ministry has been started by Pastor Joseph Maroa Itembe in
Kehancha - Nyanza-Kenya.
It is a Ministry for Orphans and Widows. This past October 10th, the Pastor and children held a "celebration" in honor of one of my Sisters in Christ Birthday! I was so touched to see the wonderful sign that they had made for us, to include us in their love , the Beautiful Love or our Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour !
They are in a very humble position and ask for your Prayers . Pastor Joseph has requested 80 bibles for their congregation. Please pray that I will be able to get these Bibles to them. Pray that the Ministry there will continue to Bless the little ones and all who come seeking the Love of our Lord Jesus Christ ! Thank you ! Pastor Dobi I share with you now the letter Pastor Joseph sent this Ministry:
To Pastor Dobi,
I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ,
I'm greatful because of the celebration we are going celebrate at one womans' home who is a widow.Me together with the church e are very happy because of this celebration.
The celebration will start on 8/10/2010 at 7.30pm with prayers until 11.30pm , and then
the following day on 9/10/2010 we shall start at 9.00am .It will be a great celebration because many visitors will be with us and we pray that you please pray for us to get money to use for buying foor in the celebration and other things.
We also need your prayers because we are very glad to hold such a celebration which is the first one in Africa -Kenya.Let it not pass without us celebrating, if we celebrate we shall be very happy.
We are really praying for you because of this celebration.
God bless you.