It is my nature to get caught up in something, occasionally even, head over heels passionately smitten. This well describes about how I feel about this intimate walk into the 23rd Psalm.
I have one more briefing on it--beautiful, wonderful verse six; it will also be the last briefing in our THRIVE series.
But for now, I should like to pass the ball to you. Get by yourself and read this psalm aloud. Listen to your own voice claim the Shepherd. Why, this could be a prayer uttered daily, Friend. Note the calm assurance of the words and their effect upon you.
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Consider carrying it with you in your heart by memorizing it; you'll never regret it.
With love from this Southern California sheep,