Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Hebrew word shamar; to keep, has several definitions depending upon its usage, but each of these applications of shamar carry with them a sense of duty. To keep someone or something is to be diligent to the Lord’s charge. In Genesis 2:15, we are told that God put humans in the garden to till it and to keep it. Keeping God’s garden is a monumental task, after all, God created the perfect garden. To keep this garden means to have charge over it and to subdue it. Keeping the garden means that we are to remain diligent and use all of the gifts God has blessed us with to the best of our ability.
To keep also means that we are to keep watch or vigil. In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus instructed his disciples to keep watch with him because he was deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Jesus’ instructions weren’t simply to watch out because someone might be coming to take him away; Jesus wanted to know that his disciples were there with him in their fullest capacity. The ministry of presence is such that a person who is grieved can take some sort of comfort knowing that loved ones are near and ready. They have made themselves available to help in every way. Being there for someone during times of illness or crisis means being there in mind, body and spirit. It means being willing to walk through those dark valleys so that our friend is not alone.
When we say to someone that we will keep them in our prayers, we are saying more than we will simply mention their name when we pray. We are making a pledge that we will be ever vigilant. It is more than simply making a visit to a hospital room or home. We are saying to them that we love them and that we will use our God given gifts to be with them, remaining vigilant so that they are not alone. We promise to lift their concerns before God in prayer, often and with great concern. And finally, when we say that we will keep them in our prayers, we make the promise to be ever mindful of our friend’s needs. We promise to pray, but we also promise to keep them, to be available in our fullest capacity, in mind body and spirit, to look after their needs and concerns.
Hello! I'm David and welcome to my site. I did this blog as a task for Articles International, which is an ESL and Web Development course. If you would like to hire me, just use the contact form found on this page. Below is my personal Curriculum vitae, and some samples of sites and web content I posted earlier.
Graduated with distinction from McGrade University
14 years of marketing and advertising experience (in particular for Electronic customers)
6 years of website development experience.
Competent, goal-oriented employee with a taste for particulars.
Articles International,2007 - Present
In command of forming a international crew of writers to match a demanding range of advanced goals and objectives.
- Create new records for productivity, expanding production by 30% worldwide
- Effectively operated continuous logs of task distribution
- Operated QA for worldwide generation over a sizable crew of content writers
Self Employed Website Designer
Fluent in Portuguese
Outstanding knowledge utilizing various choice of office software
Samples of English Writing