Tuesday, December 7, 2010

He Never Sleeps, by Don Moen

In Psalm 23, the Lord is called Jehovah Raah- The Lord my Shepherd.
Good parenting is but a reflection of how God watches over us. If your small child is getting ready to stick two bobby pins into a electrical outlet, as our son did when a toddler, we would rush to stop him. We may be paralyzed in our tracks or faster than we ever thought we could be! As for God, He is never alarmed or surprised by anything, and His response is always right and GOOD. After all, He is LORD! Would you rather trust your life and eternal outcome to your own fickle whims or to a gentle Shepherd?

"He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young." Isaiah 40:11

Our family has loved music from Don Moen for many years. You would be surprised how many of the simple praise choruses he has written. My plan is to share more of his songs in the months to come. This is memorable for children and adults alike.

When you've prayed every prayer that you know how to pray.
Just remember the Lord will hear and the answer is on it's way.

Our God is able.
He is mighty.
He is faithful.

And He never sleeps, He never slumbers.
He never tires of hearing our prayer.
When we are weak He becomes stronger.
So rest in His love and cast all of your cares on Him.

Do you feel that the Lord has forgotten your need.
Just remember that God is always working in ways you cannot see.

Our God is able.
He is mighty.
He is faithful.

Supporting Scriptures:
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:6-7

"I sought the LORD, and He answered me;
He delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;
He saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him,
and He delivers them." Psalm 34:4-7

"He will not let your foot slip—
He who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep" Psalm 121:3-4

"O great and powerful God, whose name is the Lord Almighty, great are Your purposes and mighty are Your deeds. Your eyes are open to all the ways of men; You reward everyone according to his conduct and as his deeds deserve." Jeremiah 32:19

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