Psalms 23:2   He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,

Everyone is talking about going green these days……well I am going green spiritually.  The Lord promised me green pastures.  These green pastures were not gorgeous green grass like at the botanical gardens, but precious nurturing fresh growing grass shooting out of the rocks by a calm refreshing ever flowing river.  The shepherd knew he could always bring his sheep there for sustenance and refreshing rest.  The green grass in that pasture was like gold to a Shepherd.  

The shepherd would gently and lovingly guide his valued flock there.  We too have a shepherd and He was the first to go green and it is for us who love the Lord and have made Him the head of our lives.  This green is a provision of the good Shepherd and He takes this very seriously.

I can tell you that whenever I am going through a very difficult time I look to God and I tell you for a fact that He has taken me to these green pastures and I have sat beside the still waters.  This life is a journey for us and we need help…….we are trying to make it until we get home.  This reminds me of a gospel song I know:

Rough Side Of The Mountain

Verse 1:
Oh Lord, I’m strivin’,
tryin’ to make it through this barren land,
but as I go from day to day,
I can hear my Savior say,
“trust me child, come on and hold my hand.”

Chorus:
I’m comin’ up on the rough side of the mountain,
I must hold to God, His powerful hand.
I’m comin’ up on the rough side of the mountain,
I’m doin’ my best to make it in.

Chorus

Verse 2:
I’m comin’ up Lord, although my burdens
sometime they press me down,
but if I can only keep this faith
I’ll have strength just to run this race;
I’m lookin’ for my starry crown.

Chorus

Verse 3:
This old race will be soon be over,
there’ll be no more race for me to run.
And I will stand before God’s throne,
all my heartaches will be gone,
I’ll hear my Savior say, “welcome home”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjPhz-Ec7yk

Today look to the Lord and let Him lead you to the nourishing green grass and beside the peaceful waters………go green let God provide your daily sustenance.  Do you know anyone else that can do this for you?  All the money in the world can’t do this; other people can’t provide this…..Only God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit can do this!  I know this for a fact….the bible says it and I have personal experienced it.  You try it……go green!!!!!

Message for today: Be smart…give yourself a break and go green. (Trust the good Shepherd and let Him lead you.)

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