Sunday, July 19, 2015

Personalizing Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;

He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord

“Lynn’s Psalm 23 to the Lord”

YOU are my shepherd.
YOU are my refreshing green pastures.
YOU are my still waters
YOU restore my soul.
YOU lead me on your right path.
With YOU, I need fear no evil that lurks about.
YOU defend and comfort me.
With YOU I can dismiss the enemy.
Our relationship is a banquet  where we celebrate “us”.
Your Presence is anointing oil softening my worries from head to toes.
YOU fill me to overflowing with the goodness that is You.
YOU restore my past afflictions with the gift of your forgiveness.
YOU are goodness. YOU are mercy. YOU surround me with your Light.
YOU are my dwelling place - before time, during time, and into eternity.

 Isaiah 30:15b 
“. . .in quietness and in trust shall be [my] strength.”

( Lynn's photo of the River Cam, Cambridge, England (2001)