The Lord is my shepherd
I am so thankful for God – who continues to give me such joy out of prayer and the study of His Word. I am praying He will continue to align me with opportunities to share Christ. I’ve been labeled as being disciplined. I guess that may be true, but from my perspective it’s simply desire. I want to know God more. I want to be as much as He will let me be. I want to grow with the Spirit and be led by Him. The more time I spend in His Word, the more energized I feel. It’s been an incredible ride over the last year. So many things have happened which has added to my growing zeal. I feel so unbelievably humbled to be able to talk to my Lord and Savior whenever I want. It is amazing and at the same time incredibly freeing.
Although while I try to align my priorities with His, I struggle. It’s hard to know what is right, or what is wrong, or what I should keep focusing on day by day. I continually ask for His guidance and that He will give me the wisdom to know what to do. Sometimes things are pretty clear, sometimes they aren’t. I crave those times when things seem right. I take that as the Spirit’s leading and I try my hardest to have the courage to follow Him, wherever He may take me.
My wife, kids and I all memorized this Pslam recently. I know this is a fairly well known Pslam, but I felt it is a fitting one to share as it’s summing up the last couple months of study and prayer.
A Psalm of David.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even 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 overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD