As the church, the body of Christ, we live in the already but not yet. We already are experiencing resurrection, but often times not fully. We already are experiencing the abundant life that is found in Jesus, but often times missing the mark in our own humanity.
We are called to journey together through the highs and the lows, the bummers and the blessings, the joys and the sorrows. Weekly worship centers our lives around the pivot point that is Jesus. This crucified yet raised Jesus shapes and changes how it is that we are called to live!
One of the age old Scriptures that inspires us in this life is Psalm 23. Spend some time this week reflecting on the meaning of those verses. I have included a key word to meditate on with each phrase.
The Lord is my Shepherd -Relationship
I shall not want - Supply
He makes me lie down in green pastures - Rest
He leads me beside still waters - Refreshment
He restores my soul - Healing
He leads me in right paths - Guidance
For His name’s sake - Purpose
Even though I walk through the darkest valley - Testing
I fear no evil - Protection
For you are with me - Faithfulness
Your rod and your staff they comfort me - Discipline
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies - Hope
You anoint my head with oil - Consecration
My cup overflows - Abundance
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life - Blessing
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord - Security
My whole life long - Now through Eternity
May we live this story of Jesus in the already but not yet time in which we find ourselves and may it bring life to all!