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As I read the verse “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake- Psalm 23:1-3 NIV
A thought struck me…. I have the green pastures and still waters where my soul is refreshed and God guides my steps. We all have the green pastures and still waters that David spoke of so long ago.
You see, Psalm 23 is a prayer about peace, grace and wisdom that so many of us pray for. The comfort and strength we crave for has been given to us all this time whenever we get alone with God. This is the peace, gift, wisdom, grace and mercy of the Lord. Think about it, the Lord makes me lie down in green pastures – the green pastures is the place in my heart and mind where it is just me and God. I am lying down in a beautiful garden where the Holy Spirit talks to me and intercedes on my behalf to my Father and communicates God’s will to me. The quietness and stillness that leads me to this beautiful oasis is the Holy Spirit leading me besides quiet waters. And as I mediated in the silence and converse with God the Holy Spirit refreshes my soul and as God directs my steps, thoughts and heart, He is guiding me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Amazing Father… in my heart and mind I find you. Thank you for making a place in my heart with you my green pastures, my still water and the place where my soul is refreshed. With this place I truly lack nothing…