Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
Psalm 23:1 – The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
Here is a version of the 23rd Psalm from Japan:
The Lord is my pace setter … I shall not rush
He makes me stop for quiet intervals
He provides me with images of stillness which restore my serenity
He leads me in the way of efficiency through calmness of mind and his guidance is peace
Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day, I will not fret, for his presence is here
His timelessness, his all importance will keep me in balance
He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity by anointing my mind with his oils of tranquility
My cup of joyous energy overflows
Truly harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruits of my hours for I shall walk in the Pace of my Lord and dwell in his house forever.
These words are hard for me right now. They feel more like a “someday” desire than today.
But for now, I want these words to inspire me. May they encourage us all in our journey with God.
For words of scripture in a little different way: I am grateful.
Lord God – thank you for another way to pray biblical words that are so familiar to us. May they inspire us in our journey with you. Amen.
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