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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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October 23, 2013 - The Lord Is My Shepherd

By Louise Nankivell

There is such simplicity in the words, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want" (Psalm 23:1, KJV). The green grass, the little sheep that are there grazing, the still waters that are flowing through, and the Shepherd with His tender, loving hand that is guiding and caring for the sheep.

The Lord is my Shepherd. Think of it! The Second Person of the Trinity, the One in whom all fullness dwells, the great Creator, the all-powerful One, the omnipotent never-failing Lord, is MY Shepherd. The Lord is my Shepherd; is He yours? He IS my Shepherd — not has been, not will be.

How precious it is to say, "The Lord IS MY Shepherd." If it said, "The Lord is a Shepherd," it would not bring very much comfort; but oh the sweetness of "The Lord IS MY Shepherd."

"I shall not want." And why should I want since He is my Shepherd? They go together. If one is a fact, then so is the other. If you can put your trust in one, then you can put your trust in the other. The Lord is my Shepherd, and of course I shall not want. I shall not want for rest, for nourishment, for refreshment, for protection, for guidance.

With one breath we say, "The Lord is my Shepherd," and with the next breath all our cares are gone. He took care of His own in days past; He fed the children of Israel, gave them water to drink, their clothes did not get old and their feet did not swell.

We would never again worry if we could just see the storehouse over yonder. Millions have been drawing on that storehouse but never have exhausted the supply. And millions more can draw and never exhaust the supply either. Father is rich, and His storehouse is filled. Go and help yourself in Father's pantry. He is the source of health, of hope, of grace, of healing, and anything else we need.

— Adapted from "The Lord Is My Shepherd" by Louise Nankivell, originally published in the August 30, 1924, Pentecostal Evangel.




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