Psalm 23 is arguably one of the most well-known passages of the bible for Christians and non-Christians alike, Psalm 23 was written by King David and God revealed Himself to David in this way because David was a shepherd himself and understood completely who the Lord was with this representation.
The theme of Psalm 23 is about reliance. It is told from the perspective of a sheep and it’s shepherd. God reveals what our relationship with Him should be like. It is a clear guide for us all to follow.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name. 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.” (Psalm 23)
This psalm is a clear voice in the wilderness for hope, certainty, protection, and love. There is no one greater than Jesus Christ and it is He who sustains us. Even if we think it’s all because of our situations, our finances, our genetics, our upbringing, our work, all good things come from Him, exists by His power, and is intended for His glory.
The only reason you can draw a breath every day is because God allows it, so there isn’t anything you can do without Him. The sooner we recognize that the sooner we can live in the fullness of God, with all of His blessings, achieving our highest destiny.
“I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd gives His life for His sheep.” (John 10:11)
Jesus Christ is the good shepherd and describes Himself this way because it reveals how He cares for and protects those who belong to Him. He foretold the power of the Cross even before His death and resurrection. He proclaimed his love for those who belong to Him.
Do you know Jesus as your Shepherd?
If not, say this prayer: “God I am sorry for all that I’ve done. I turn from my old ways and seek you. I believe that you sent your Son on the cross to die for my sins and you raised Him from the dead. I accept your Son, Jesus Christ, as my personal Lord and Savior. Take my life and do something with it.”
If you said that prayer and meant it, you just became a child of God today. Hallelujah. Now from there be baptized in the Holy Ghost to speak the mysteries of God. Simply say this, “Lord Jesus, baptize me in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit tells me what to say.” Thank Him for it and let the spirit of Jesus come upon you. Start speaking what you hear.
Until next time brothers and sisters, keep up the good fight of faith.
Peace be unto you,
Guest Author | Donald Pay
Originally published on: Medium