A simple reminder from a familiar place

3 Jun

This Monday morning I was up early and praying. It’s a big and busy week of ministry.  Even though my daily Bible reading finds me in another section of the Bible, I could not get the 23rd Psalm off my mind today. It really spoke to me in a fresh way…

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I 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 have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23, NASB95)

No matter where you are in life this morning, I will guarantee you that a section of this Psalm speaks to you. No wonder it is so beloved!  As many times as I have read it and preached from it, Psalm 23 was a fresh source of encouragement, strength, and guidance for me this morning.  As we enter this work week, may we drink deep from this famous Psalm and draw a simple reminder from a familiar place.

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