Good morning, Family:
Last week we talked a little bit about allowing God to heal us and for us to feel safe in His presence, no matter where we are. I can’t think of a better scripture to start this week off than with Psalm 23 and with a heart lifting video entitled, “Deliver Me,” from Donald Lawrence.
Read how The Passion Translation interprets Psalm 23.
The Passion Translation (TPT)
The Good Shepherd
23 David’s poetic praise to God[a]
1 The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd.[b]
I always have more than enough.
2 He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love.[c]
His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.[d]
3 That’s where he restores and revives my life.[e]
He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure
and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness[f]
so that I can bring honor to his name.
4 Lord, even when your path takes me through
the valley of deepest darkness,
fear will never conquer me, for you already have!
You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way.
Your authority is my strength and my peace.[g]
The comfort of your love takes away my fear.
I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.
5 You become my delicious feast
even when my enemies dare to fight.
You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit;[h]
you give me all I can drink of you until my heart overflows.
6 So why would I fear the future?
For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life.
Then afterward, when my life is through,
I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you.
Go in peace, perfect peace, while praising and serving the Lord.
Rev. Marcia Davis