Sunday, 12 September 2010
Another study of Psalm 23
My Daily Communion with the Almighty God of my life.
(Another study of Psalm 23. Try reading this, and applying it to yourself five times a day.)
By Nnorom Azuonye
The Lord is my shepherd. I have no difficulty in paying for a roof over my head, affording my transportation, food, clothing and other necessary expenses required to provide abundantly for my family. I lack nothing at all.
I have no physical ailments. My body is fundamentally healthy. I soar in divine health.
He makes me lie down in green pastures where there is abundance of fruitfulness and blessings for me and my family. I am a success.
He leads me beside the still waters thereby giving me peace of mind, peace of spirit, and the courage to face life with calmness, clear headedness and purpose. I do not rush into decisions and I do not speak too quickly, I only do those things which the Lord desires and asks of me with the sense of direction that comes with spiritual serenity. I surrender to His will and guidance.
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. He keeps me on the side of what is right. He makes me aspire towards holiness. He makes me realise that I live only to worship Him and by my every word, every thought and every action bring honour and glory to His Holy name. I worship Him.
Yes, even though I walk through the valleys of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil for the Lord is with me. I live without fear in everything I do – driving, travelling by public transport, walking in the streets where terrorists and criminals operate, visiting the infirm in the hospitals where unseen bugs prowl, I am never afraid because I am covered completely with the blood of my Lord Jesus the Christ. I wear the armour of God.
Your Rod and your staff, they comfort me. There is no grief in my life.
In my times of despair. In my times of sorrow. In my times of confusion. God is the rock within which I take refuge, where nothing can ever hurt me, where neither words of detractors, nor the snares of principalities and powers can hurt me or even come near me. You have put a hedge around me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Where people expect me to fail, I triumph. Where people expect me to fall, I stand. Where people expect me to mourn, I celebrate. You are good and faithful to me, because I do your will and meditate on your law, day and night. You have fortified me with your spirit and your grace. You have blessed me.
You make a way where there is no way, heavenly father. You give me business where there is no business. You make me achieve every target I set for myself. I never fall short because I am in you and you in me. My cup truly overflows.
Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the wondrous house of the Lord for ever and ever. Amen.
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