Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Power of a Single Thought

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
Psalm 23:1

Among all of the statements in the Old Testament, this one is perhaps the best known and remembered. It is also one of the most powerful thoughts ever spoken by a person of faith.
To have come to this statement David had to have seen God in a way that few men ever do. Someone once said: “No man can see God and live---live as he once lived.” David had seen God and he never lived the same way as before.

This single thought concerning God’s constant generosity had changed David. This single thought changes all who can say it with real faith.

This single thought changes everything about the universe in which we live day by day.

Men and women are not born believing that God is continuously generous with mankind. All men and women are born afflicted with the fear of lacking what is needed to live. This thought about never “wanting” for what we need must be given to us from God’s own generosity and patience.

We may hear a thousand sermons and be unchanged. We may read our Bibles time and time again and nothing changes. It takes a thought like David’s thought to become truly ours for our lives to change forever.

When such a thought comes from God to us, we are changed. Pray for this single thought to be yours right now. When this thought is truly yours, your soul will rest and you will be changed to live as you have never lived.

Then pray that the rest of Psalm 23 will come to you one powerful thought at a time.

Bud McCord
Abide International

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