I’m reading The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us Through the Events of Our Lives by Ravi Zacharias.  I came across this elaboration on Psalm 23 and thought it might encourage you all today too.

The Lord is my Shepherd–that’s relationship!

I shall not be in want–that’s supply!

He makes me lie down in green pastures–that’s rest!

He leads me beside quiet waters–that’s refreshment!

He restores my soul–that’s healing!

He guides me in the paths of righteousness–that’s guidance!

For His name’s sake–that’s purpose!

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death–that’s testing!

I will fear no evil–that’s protection!

For You are with me–that’s faithfulness!

Your rod and the staff, they comfort me–that’s discipline!

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies–that’s hope!

You anoint my head with oil–that’s consecration!

My cup overflows–that’s abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life–that’s blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord–that’s security!

Forever–that’s eternity!

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Zacharias goes on to say, “This broad but specific, sweeping but individual, assurance came from the pen of a man after God’s own heart. Only when you see this pattern for yourself can you see the breadth of God’s care for the cosmic scene and his personal care for your life. ” p. 51

Heather

Heather is a Daughter of the King, wife to her hunny and mom to their 3 treasures. Homeschooling since 2000, Heather enjoys putting together her own unit studies, lapbooking as well as planning and organizing. Along with her husband, she serves as a leader in their local homeschool support group. Thankful for the grace of God and His strength each day, she relies on Him to help grow to be more like Christ.

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2 thoughts on “The Lord is My Shepherd

  • November 20, 2009 at 3:04 pm
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    what a great lifetime psalm. Thanks for sharing.

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