Thursday, June 26, 2008

Psalm 23

a Biblical thought...
When we trust in him, we're free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go. (Eph 3:12)

a Book thought...
Discipling postmodern Bridgers (1984-2002) is not about debate, proposition, and linear thought; postmodern discipling is about connection, holism, and dialogue. (p181 McIntosh)
a Dave thought...
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, 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 overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

This was the scripture we reflected on last night in cell group. I believe it is the most common chapter in the bible that is used in churches, at funerals, and is continually used outside of Christian settings all over the world today. Having the assurance that God is our protector and provider is something that connects with all of us. We all go through hard times and have challenges we face in life and these words give us the confidence that God is with us, whatever we are facing. We all seem to relate to a different line in this Psalm depending on our circumstances, for me it is 'I lack nothing'. Although I often want things in my life I realise that God does provide everything I need and often it is best to travel lightly.

Just a thought.

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