The Lord is my shepherd
I found this version of “The Lord is My Shepherd”. Then it goes on to say, “I Shall Not Want”.
1. I shall not want rest (because) He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
2. I shall not want refreshment. He leadeth me beside the still waters.
3. I shall not want forgiveness. He restoreth my soul.
4. I shall not want guidance. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
5. I shall not want companionship. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For thou art with me.
6. I shall not want comfort. Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
7. I shall not want food. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.
8. I shall not want joy. Thou anointest my head with oil.
9. I shall not want anything. My cup runneth over.
10. I shall not want anything in this life. Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
11. I shall not want anything in eternity. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
This beautiful poem was written by Mrs. J.R. Mott. She has the peace of the Lord.
Now I want to turn my attention to the virtue of respect. I can’t tell you how strongly I feel about this subject. As far as I’m concerned, I think respect is more important than love because you can’t have true love without respect. Respect is the foundation of a good life!
How do we learn respect?
If we are fortunate to be brought up in a family that believes in respect for the family name, respect for ourselves, respect for elders, respect for people in authority, respect for our peers, etc., we have a good start. Don’t forget to have respect for your bodies (keep them clean physically and spiritually) and use your mind respectfully. Always have a high regard for learning.
So much for the lucky people that came from good homes, but what about the others that were poor of mind and spirit because they were so hungry that’s all they could think of? Do we give them opportunities to like themselves? Nothing serves like serving.
When you can do something for others and they give you a big grin, thank you and perhaps even pray for you, don’t you feel good?
As I get older, I need more and more help, but even when I can do things for myself, I don’t deny others the joy of helping me. You can pride yourself on being a giver and never allow others to do for you. That’s pride. Examine yourself and get rid of your pride!
Have a great life!