Monday, July 22, 2013

He leadeth me beside still waters...

Friday afternoon, during my receptionist duties at the PRC, I had an opportunity to babysit my friend's sweet, smiley baby while she met with a client. :-) So I wrapped up a few of my projects in the office and slipped my sunglasses on as I took Nora on our little expedition in her stroller.

We walked along a beautiful scenic river-way, discovering so much beauty. The birds were singing, the water rushed by, and the trees shadowed the beautiful plant-lined trial.

Psalm 23 came to mind... and I went over it in my mind...

The Lord is my Shepherd; 
I shall not want. 
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 
He leadeth me beside the still waters. 
He restoreth my soul: 
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. 
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil: 
for thou art with me;
 Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. 
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
 Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: 
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.          

The Lord used this time to remind me of His great faithfulness, goodness, and trustworthiness. I can put my life in His hands. He is enough. He knows what's best. Mercy and goodness are following His children every day.

And? He included a happy baby into this wonderful time of praising Him. :-) He always knows what we need and somehow sees fit to give us extra... <3


Emily S. said...

How precious! :)

Jacqueline@ said...

Oh, Ana,
When I first saw the top photo, I knew that your heart was troubled; what a wonderful, sovereign King of kings we have! I am so glad you could just trust and hold on in faith! I love you!

Ana R.W. said...

Thank you, Mrs. F!
You perceived rightly... it was a struggle, but God is so faithful!! He is working in amazing ways... =)
I love you too!

Annette W. said...

This post brought back a lot of memories for me as your mom. I am loving what you are becoming in Christ. So grateful for how the Lord is using you and will continue to use you and now Caleb as well!