Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 5-10-19

May 10, 2019

Psalm 23:4-6 New Living Translation

 

Testimonies are powerful teaching tools; they inspire us to hope for more.  I always enjoy hearing people share how God has touched their lives or provided for them during difficult times.  The Body of Christ can always benefit from the sharing of testimonies; they encourage and enrich our faith.  When we listen to testimonies it spurs us to seek for more encounters in the beauty of God’s presence.  We believe God is Good and takes good care of his own, but it affirms our faith and fills us with joy as we hear others share good news.  

 

Today we will explore the rest of the passage from Psalm 23.  Note the writer (David) is one of the Shepherd’s sheep and he is testifying about the loving care he has personally received.  Does God’s love make you feel protected, held in high esteem, and blessed?  If so, tell somebody…testify!

Psalm 23:4-6 A Palm of David

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Even when I walk

    through the darkest valley,

I will not be afraid,

    for you are close beside me.

Your rod and your staff

    protect and comfort me.

You prepare a feast for me

    in the presence of my enemies.

You honor me by anointing my head with oil.

    My cup overflows with blessings.

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me

    all the days of my life,

and I will live in the house of the Lord

    forever.

 

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for your unfailing love; my cup does overflow with blessings.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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