The Lord is Our Shepherd: Goodness and Mercy are Headed Our Way
UPDATE Sept 2021: I have come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them, let alone asked for their forgiveness.
Psa 23:1-6 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. (2) He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. (3) He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. (4) Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (5) You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (6) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
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Amen. I just heard a wonderful sermon by our youth pastor about how children are often a forgotten part of the church and more of us adults should be like them. Can you imagine Jesus holding your hand beside the still waters being completely humble and dependent as a child. What a wonderful thought.
I am on a new medication for MS and am going through the adjustment phase. I have no energy, nausea, dizziness and a bunch of other stuff that I am told will pass soon. I am so dependent on Jesus this morning, as a got the snow off of my car from yesterdays snow storm, as I made it back into my apartment for a 10 minute rest, as I drove to church and back. Without Him I would have just stayed home. I could not have done any of it on my own.
For anyone who may have prayed for me since yesterday, I thank God for you and praises to Him for his healing. It didn’t occur to me until half way through this work day that I had none, zero of the medication side effects that I had the day before. I was told all of this would pass (in the majority of cases), but I believe that prayers were answered positively on my behalf. Hugs to you all!