“The Lord is my Shepherd….. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.” – Psalm 23
Psalm 23 is probably the most well-known passage in the Bible. But what’s not as well-known is how this short message illustrates God’s complete and unconditional love for us. Let’s take a look…..The Lord is my Shepherd – that’s Relationship…I shall not 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 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 your 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 love 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. Face it, the Lord is crazy about you.
Relationship + Supply + Rest + Refreshment + Healing + Guidance + Purpose + Testing + Protection + Faithfulness + Discipline + Hope + Consecration + Abundance + Blessing + Security + Eternity = The sum of God’s perfect love.
Dear Almighty God of mercy, love and grace, thank You for Your perfect love. Help us to know You through Your Word. Help us that everything that we think, say and do will be worthy of You. Help us to remember Lord, that You are our shield, our strength, our portion, our deliverer, our shelter, our strong tower, our very present help in time of need. Help us to live our lives today for Your glory as a spiritual act of worship. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
I will get to know God today and every day.