Fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Romans 12:2 MSG

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Psalm 23

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. 

Psalm 23
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!

1 comment:

  1. This is the 2nd time i came across the 23rd Psalm today. I guess i'm supposed to pay attention, eh? I shared this with my FB family, but gave you credit. Thanks for the reflection!