Today I started week two of a bible study called Psalm 23 The Shepherd With Me by Jennifer Rothschild. My friend, it’s intense.
When I first can across this study I thought it sounded like a relatable topic for my current season so I decided to jump in.
Well. Jump I did.
I’m also reading New Morning Mercies by Paul Tripp. Because why not…it makes perfect sense to tackle both at the same time. Did I mention that I’m finishing up Enough- Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence by Sharon Jaynes? Don’t let the title of that one fool you. It is not a self help book. It’s a book on lies the enemy likes to whisper & who our identity is in. All deep stuff.
I love to read, but I’m usually a one book at a time gal or I run the risk of crowding out my bible time. There’s the whole daily priorities, goals & side things that vie for my attention and well- you get it, right? Multiple readings can be a challenge.
Thank you, Lord, that you didn’t let me overthink and for your guidance to these books that guided me directly back to You.
He knows what I need more than I ever could. He is my Shepherd and I am his sheep. There is nothing that can heal me more than the truth of His Word. There is no greater hope. He saw that I was needing rescue again. He heard my SOS.
I am not hidden from my Shepherd.
Taking a deeper look at how personal Psalm 23 is has been pretty emotional…and extremely comforting.
He is my Rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my light & salvation, my strength & shield, my King, my warrior, my help. I am His & He is mine.
He leads me, guides me, protects me, carries me, saves me, blesses me, watches over me, guards me, directs me, sacrifices for me, provides for me. For me.
That is beyond overwhelmingly amazing. He rescued me from death and continues to rescue me from me.
I was wrecked the first time I heard this song by Lauren Daigle. I cry every single time. I know the lengths He went to for my rescue. He pulled me out of a lot of darkness. His love runs deeper than any other love. This song puts a visual in my mind of the search & rescue He did for me…his lost lamb.
There are people in my life that need spiritual rescue right now. No matter how much I want it for them or try to think of ways to help…I can’t. I can’t rescue myself or anyone else. All I can do is be the lifter of prayers.
The Holy Spirit is the only heart changer. I tightly hold onto the hope that He will send out an army for them too.
The Shepherd rescues souls. This sheep is living proof!
If you’d like some extra prayers for yourself or lost loved ones, please reach out to me. I’d love to pray!
Forever in His care,