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Every morning I read my Bible and after I finish, I pray. I always say the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of my prayer or ending of my prayer. This morning I was going to start with the Lord’s Prayer, and an amazing thing happened, I started with Psalm 23. This got me to thinking of all the times I have read the Psalm 23 and used it at funerals. Now let me take a look at what it really means and says and apply it to my heart.
Psalm 23:1 — “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.”
This reminded me, he is my shepherd and I am one of his sheep and he takes care of all my wants.
Psalm 23:2 — “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters.”
As we look at this verse, we can see he only wants the best for us, and he is going to take care of us.
Psalm 23:3 — “He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
After we have given our heart to him, he comes into our heart and gives us a new soul. Then we start on the path of righteousness because we love him so much, we put him first in our life.
Psalm 23:4 — “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
Even though we face death, we still find comfort in the Lord because we know the Lord is going to take care of us regardless of what happens in life, and really we will go home to be with the Lord.
Psalm 23:5 — “Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”
When we are following the Lord we come into challenges in life but if we stay true to the Lord he is going to give us the best, even far more than you could imagine.
Psalm 23:6 — “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Just think, if we follow the Lord all the days of our lives, we will dwell in his house with him forever. You may ask what is dwelling with the Lord going to be like. I have no idea, but I do know that it is going to be wonderful. Here is how God described it:
“But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).