S: My 23rd Psalm
BC: By: Peggy Springs... under the inspiration of my Shepherd 2005
FC: HE'S MY SHEPHERD
1: THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD... My Lord is the lover of my soul. He cares for me and loves me better than anyone else does.
2: I SHALL NOT WANT... Because He gives me everything I need. I will never go lacking for anything. There are times when my eyes start to wander...
3: and I think I need other things, but if it is not good for me, He doesn't let me have it.
4: HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES... He gives me rest in the best places. He provides all of my essential needs...
5: my food, my clothing, my joy, my peace, and my happiness. Nothing is too good for me. I am His child.
6: HE LEADETH ME BESIDE STILL WATERS... He provides a way for me to quench the thirsting of my dry soul without any fear or hesitation.
7: By His love and His Word, I am free to drink my fill. My soul never has to stay dry. He will always lead me to the water that never runs dry.
8: HE RESTORETH MY SOUL, HE LEADETH ME IN THE PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE...
9: He brings my soul back to its natural beauty by leading me in the ways of righteousness because I am His and He is mine. He leads me in Christlike ways to bring glory to His name.
10: YEA, THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL FOR THOU ART WITH ME...
11: My Savior...my Shepherd...He will walk with me, holding my hand as I walk through this valley of the shadow of death. In the times that I feel like I am slipping He is ready to catch me and keep me from falling..
12: He encourages me and pushes me past feelings of despondency. When I am walking under the shadow of despair, heaviness, and evilness, He holds my hand tighter and speaks words of faith, hope and strength until I pass through the shadow and get to other side.
13: THY ROD AND THY STAFF THEY COMFORT ME... He watches over me carefully and constantly. He won't let me slip into destruction.
14: As He allows me to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, He holds onto me with a powerful yet gentle, protective hand. His rod and staff, His Word and Spirit, guide me and give me the security and comfort that I need, and must have, to make it through the valley. My trust in Him becomes stronger with each and every step. Just knowing that His promise to stay with me is true, and His presence is always with me, is all I need from my Shepherd to make it through the valley without being destroyed by the evil that lurks all around me.
15: THOU PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES... The enemy cannot get to me because my Shepherd gave His life for me and His blood protects me from the enemy.
16: I am safe in the presence of my Shepherd. He is strong and powerful and the enemy is no match for Him. He tells me just to trust Him, relax and enjoy myself.
17: THOU ANOINTEST MY HEAD WITH OIL... As I journey through the valley of the shadow of death I will get my share of cuts, scrapes and bruises...
18: Some cuts will be deeper than others so they will take longer to heal; but the good Shepherd will lovingly treat my wounds and nurse me back to perfect health. I will soon be my old self again. Full recovery is a surety with my Shepherd taking care of me.
19: MY CUP RUNNETH OVER... As I look back and see how my Shepherd loves me and has always been there to provide, protect and guide me...
20: and when I see how He cares for me like no other has cared for me...I realize just how unworthy I am of His great love. My blessings overflow.
21: SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY WILL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE... AND I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
22: Because I love you! May this book be a blessing to you! Love, Peggy
23: I'm gonna make it!