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.... and you can probably recite the rest by memory, but so often we recite Gods Word from memory and not from our Heart!
We are bombarded daily by Satan through things of this world, so that we are drawn away from the things of God. It is Satan's Number One Agenda to destroy Christians!! Satan studies each of us to know our weakness. He wont attack us where our wall is strong. We probably wont even realize we are being attacked because Satan is so sneaky and cunning. for example, look around while your in a store, the last image you often see is while you are waiting in line to check out. All the gossip magazines of worldly entertainment assault the eyes of us and our children. Billboards and signs everywhere offering happiness, fulfillment and security, Even within our homes we allow Satan to come in through our television, internet, radio, books and movies, especially children's movies, all shaping our mind, numbing our senses and our discernment!
Our minds must be renewed, our soul must be restored daily through meditation in Gods word the Holy Bible and through prayer, Lamentations 3:22-26 "It is of the LORD"S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD."
The Holy Spirit will reveal to us changes that need to be made in our lives to walk closer with God. We must be willing to change. Everything in our life needs to be examined daily. Ask ourselves is this of God? Is our desire to root out evil and fill that space with the goodness of Jesus Christ and his promises!
Psalms 46:10 Be Still and Know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Take time to be still!
A song comes to my mind I learned when I was a little girl Read your Bible, Pray every day and you'll Grow Grow Grow!