Welcome to my new blog series on Psalm 23. I hope you will join me each week and join in the conversation as I break Psalm 23 down verse by verse.
At the beginning of the year, I released a prophetic word of encouragement the Lord gave me for 2021. At the end of it, He spoke this to me:
“…The Lord then showed me a beautiful picture of rich, lush green rolling hills with a stream flowing gently down. “Lord, what is this? Why are you showing me this?” I asked.
I had an overwhelming sense of rest and peace. Then I heard the Lord say, “Psalm 23”
“Yes, Lord, but what specifically about Psalm 23?”
This was His reply:
For in this season of 2021, I will teach My church what it really means to be and live as a Psalm 23 people. Not just one verse or a part of, but the entire portion of Scripture.
For I the Lord Am the Good Shepherd (Jn 10:11). I Am the Lion of Judah (rev 5:5). I AM the Lamb who was slain for you(Jn 1:29), and I AM the Resurrected King (Jn 11:25) who will return for you! …”
If you would like to read the word in its entirety you can read it here:
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known passages of the Bible, many quote it, or recite it by wrote, but do we really know what it means to “be and live as a Psalm 23 people”?
As I have been contemplating what it means to be and live as Psalm 23, I realized that there are portions that we may quote or cling to at different times, but some we may gloss over or skip past for various reasons.
For me, I often gloss over the last part of verse 4: “your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” I mean, what is so comforting about a rod and staff? And then there is first portion of verse 5: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” Who wants to sit and eat with the enemy? Yet, I know these are important verses to understand the entirety of the Psalm 23 message.
Psalms is a book I turn to when I need to find my voice and find words for what I am going through. Whether it be a season of discouragement, despair, or one of needing provision, comfort, and strength Psalms delivers. When we read the book of Psalms, we get a glimpse into the heart of God and of His nature and character.
Psalm 23 promises that God will be with us, comfort and guide us in the midst of every life circumstance!
This Psalm is familiar to many of us, and the image of the Lord as our shepherd is a familiar one. However, there may be things hidden in the 23rd Psalm we might have overlooked.
How about you? Are there portions of Psalm 23 you skip or gloss over?
What do you think it means to live and be a Psalm 23 person?
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Episode #101 ~ Madeline James ~ Faith, Restoration & Miracles In 2021
I asked Madeline to join me again on the podcast to talk about what God is saying to her for 2021. In this episode we talk about how God is increasing our faith in 2021 for the miraculous. Plus we talk about how God is ing his hand off the reset and pause button. There has been a lot torn and taken down in 2020 but we are going to see God Restore things in 2021. Madeline dives into Jeremiah 29:11-14 for this season right now. If you missed previous episodes with Madeline you can check out our conversations during Episodes 36, 38, 47, and 73.
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