Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I Shall Not Want

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Lately, my eyes have been completely on my circumstances.

Nothing has a finished, completed sense about it, leaving me with a gnawing, churning lack of peace.

And that, is sin...

Why is this sin?

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

The other day, a friend of mine mentioned that she had never understood what the phrase, "I shall not want" meant. She had thought that she was perhaps in sin because there were things that she did want. She was glad to know the true meaning of the word want.

The funny thing was that I did understand that phrase, but I was not living like I understood it.

Want doesn't mean to simply desire something.

lack: to be without, have need of, be devoid of, be bereft of, be missing, deficiency, shortage, unavailability

It means that whatever my needs are, they will be met.

What do I need?

Perhaps, the better question is what do I not need.

I do not need to know the future. I do not need to "have it all together". I do not need to be everything to all people.

I do not need to be afraid.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Is there anything you want?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Starting Again

Well, no new pictures of the garden right now. It is playing out.

The squash is finished.

The cucumbers are finished.

The figs are finished.

The pears are finished.


I'm not finished!

Here, in hot as blue blazes Texas, I get another growing season chance and I'm taking it!