A Light In The Darkness: {Finding Peace in Psalm 23}

My Shepherd has led me safely all of my life, even during those times when I could not see.  And especially during those times when I wandered away from the safety of the fold.  He would leave the other sheep to find me. (Luke 15:3-7)  He continually pursues my heart, both during times of trial as well as during those times when I am walking in disobedience.  He promises that He will be with me in my dark season.

Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
(Psalm 23:4a)

In the NIV, the “valley”

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My Shepherd: {Finding Peace In Psalm 23}

I am joining in with Kerri of A Simple Princess for week two of her series on Finding Peace in Psalm 23.  Today, we are discussing “the Shepherd”.  Kerri asks us to describe what/who a Shepherd is and how this relationship applies to the life of David and to us.

The LORD is my shepherd.  (Psalm 23:1a)

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What is a Shepherd?

The dictionary defines a shepherd as,

a person who tends and rears sheep (n) or
to guide or direct in a particular direction (v).

Sheep are naturally very gentle, but this makes them prey to many carnivorous animals.  Sheep need a shepherd to help keep them safe and to watch over them. 

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Who Is The LORD?: {Finding Peace in Psalm 23}

A Simple PrincessI am so excited to take this journey through Psalm 23 with my blogging friend Kerri at A Simple Princess.  I love to study the Word of God and it’s even better to do it with a friend.  Today we are discussing the first two words of the first verse…THE LORD.  You can still join us! Grab the button, write your thoughts on this first part, and link up!

Psalm 23 is a passage of scripture that I am well acquainted with.  It’s been read at every funeral I’ve ever attended, and it is the passage that my team in the House of Prayer has been singing through on our Worship

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The Bride Walks in Confidence

*I want to apologize for not posting my study last week.  I was deep into my 31 Days of Abiding posts and just plain forgot!

The Bride has come into a place of maturity.  She rests in the love of her Bridegroom.  She walks confidently before Him and is now able to bring those who are less mature in their faith before the Lord by way of intercession.  She is not only thinking of herself and where her love for the Bridegroom has brought her.  But her mind is on others.

I am a wall, and my breasts like towers, then I became in His eyes as one who found peace.  (Songs 8:10)

She selflessly sees herself as a wall of protection that exists to help others. She does not seek to pursue earthly

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