Monday, March 15, 2010

~My Shephard~

Psalm 23:1 says...The LORD is my shephard I shall not want...


That means HE is all I need.  I don't really need anyone or anything but Him!  Yet He loves me so much that He blessed me with others to go through this life with.   He also provides just what I need at the precise moment I need it, and then He blesses me with even more than I need.  A little extra to give away perhaps!

Psalm 23:2 says... He makes me to lie down in green pastures...

So not only is He sufficient for me, He also provides what I need and more, and then He even sees fit to provide for me a place to lie down and rest.  That is just like my God and Father, always looking out for me. 

Psalm 23:2b says...He leads me beside quiet waters...showing me that He knows I need some time of peace and quiet and HE will be happy to show me the way to it!


Psalm 23:3 says...He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name sake...



This says to me that He takes the time to restore me when I need a little help, when I have really had a bad day, He takes the time to restore and comfort me.  Wow! My study Bible puts it this way.. "When we allow God our shephard to guide us, we have contentment." So when I am obedient to His calling there is rest and restoration waiting for me. Simple, but amazing!

Psalm 23:4 says... Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me... Nothing can overcome death but God. Pain, suffering, disease or injury cannot overcome death, for death...has the final word.   God can alone overcome death and He alone offers us eternal comfort.

Psalm 23:5 says...Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies...
...Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows... God is so good to us that He offers the protection of a host even when enemies surround us. My cup is surely running over with blessings and protection from The Shephard, I can only imagine what He has to do to protect me from myself...

Finally Psalm 23:6 says...Surely goodness and mercy  will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

For me that will be a day of Great rejoicing..when my Father embraces me and welcomes me home...This picture is how I imagine it will be, Him embracing me His daughter and Heir to His throne...I Can't wait, can you?

7 comments:

Brittany Ciara Sheets said...

May the Lord bless you and keep you. I needed this post, thanks for sharing.

Wanda said...

The 23rd Psalm was one of the first passages of scripture I learned as a child. But it's amazing how much my revelation of him as a shepherd as changed. Thanks for stopping my blog :-)

Jo said...

Hi, beautiful lady! Just stopping by to thank you for your always kind and supportive comments.

Your blogs message is truly one of peace and serenity -- I wonder if you've ever ventured over to 'Arise 2 Write'; that's my friend Andrea's blog and you two seem to have a lot in common. I feel about your blog as I do hers -- it's that welcoming warmth that exudes peace and calm. You can get to her blog from her blog button on my side bar.

Thank you for finding me -- so glad you're a part of my blog world!

Peace and serenity,
~Jo
'The End Of The Rainbow: Life After Bankruptcy'

Living Water said...

Narrated and explained beautifully! Surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life. God bless you.

Suzette said...

Beautiful site, and inspirational. Thank you for doing this.
Droped by from SITS to say hi!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful post! Stoppin from SITS!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful post! Stoppin from SITS!

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