Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd........ Myra Leigh Tokar
Memorizing scripture or anything else for that matter, has always been a challenge. Since this is a favorite, I really wanted to meet this challenge. Someone suggested trying to visualize the place, person or situation to better remember the words.
So I envisioned those green pastures, the still waters and actually feeling my soul being restored. I could feel the presence of Jesus, my Lord and Shepherd. As I walked through the "valley of the shadow of death", I feared no evil. The rod and staff of my Shepherd comforted me.
I can see the Lord preparing the "table before my enemies and anointing my head with oil". Yes, my cup indeed overflows. Each time I pray this Psalm, I am reassured that I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever and I can feel the comforting presence of my Shepherd. The meaning is much more than words.
Prayer: Lord, you know how many times I've prayed this Psalm; during stress, sadness, illness and always before surgery. Helps us to always envision your presence and feel your loving arms about us. Thy name be praised. Amen