You, LORD, are my shepherd. I will never be in need. (11 words)
When you are broken or afraid, alone or lonely, troubled or anxious or depressed, ask the Lord to be your shepherd. He is only a prayer away. Kung minsan malakas ang loob nating pumunta sa isang lugar, biglang nalaman nating nakapasok pala tayo sa dark valley. Kung kayo ngayon ay may pinagdadaanan, ask God to hold you by the hand, and to take you out of that mess because God promises to be there.
Aren’t two sparrows sold for only a penny? But your Father knows when any one of them falls to the ground. Even the hairs on your head are counted.
Jesus’ heart is big enough for small things. Sa laki ng puso ni Hesus, kahit maliliit, inilalagay, pinapahalagahan at kasyang-kasya. Jesus was concerned with small things.
Proverbs 14:10 (NIV)
Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
Although hindi laging reliable na source of guidance yung pintig at nadarama ng puso, maaari rin itong gamitin ng Dios para magpahiwatig ng kanyang kalooban. However, we must know how to filter out our personal agenda. Dapat alam natin how to identify yung mga bagay na gustung-gusto lang natin, at kung kailan tayo hindi dapat nagpapadaya at nagpapadala sa damdamin. Tayo lang ang nakakaalam kung ano ang laman ng puso natin at tayo ang higit na nakakakilala sa sarili natin.
“Everyone who has something will be given more. But people who don’t have anything will lose even what little they have.”
“More” usually means abundance of possessions or blessings, but it can also include abundance of work. Abundance of work is a blessing because ang sabi ng Dios, “Seven days yang ibinigay ko sa inyo–six days you work and on the seventh day, you rest.” God likes us to work.
The Scriptures tell us, “No one is acceptable to God!”
We do not always have to agree with the great men and women of the Bible. Wala namang perfect sa kanila e. We don’t need to emulate or copy everything that they did, especially when the Bible does not tell us to copy it anyway. Tao rin sila na mayroon ding pagmamalabis at pagkukulang. Hindi tayo obligadong laging kumampi sa kanila.