Anoint My Head with Oil

Sheep can get their head caught in briers and die trying to get untangled.  There are little flies that like to torment them by laying eggs in their nostrils which turn into worms and drive the sheep to beat their head against a rock, sometimes to death.  The shepherds anoints their entire head with oil which forms a protective coating and brings peace.  Psalms 23:5 reads “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows,”

Don’t we sometimes experience mental torment?  Worrisome thoughts invade our thinking over and over and we can be tempted to beat our heads against a wall.  That is exactly when I turn to the 23rd Psalm and ask God to anoint my head with oil.  He has an endless supply!  God is always right here waiting for me to turn humbly and gratefully to Him in prayer.  Today I will do just that!

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All Important to God

There is no need for me ever to “be full of myself” or to feel “less than”.  Each and everyone one of God’s children is important to Him.  I find the evidence of this in the parable in Luke 15:3-6 where it reads,

“And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?  And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.”

Today, I will relish just being me and realize who my Father really is!

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