A PRAYERFUL WALK THROUGH PSALM 23
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake. [NASV]
True to your word, you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction [TM]
[PAUSES, PURPOSES, PROMISE] heavenly Father God, it astounds me to realise my soul gets tired and weary, for, if it needs restoring at times then it must get tired at times too! I guess it’s those days when I’m weary down to the very marrow of my bones and not only can’t physically do anything, but emotionally and spiritually feel nothing. Thankfully these times are few, but O God they are very real when they happen. Thank you that in these moments you allow me to PAUSE and rest, for the restoration and refreshment of the inner me as well as the physical me. Thank you that like in a good orchestrated score of music there are rests, pauses and stops! They are part of the music! Thank you Father God that you allow rests, stops and pauses in my life as you make me a symphony to your glory.
Thank you that you guide and direct me in the right paths, those paths that are right for me because they are part of your plan and PURPOSE for my life! Those pathways are the steps that you pre-planned for my life; your predetermined and predestined pathways that if I walk in my life will be full and my destiny fulfilled. Sometimes O God my life is all go, full of stuff and junk and I have to ask ‘is this really of you or am I just doing stuff because I’m bored or I think I should?’ Father I know those times when I have run, worked and lived according to your purposes and it was like flying as an eagle! Easy! Forgive me for the times I move out of your will, plans and purposes, I sure know the difference!
Thank you gracious God that you refresh me and guide me for the honour of your name. It never ceases to astound me O God that you have invested so much of your Spirit in to my whole life. It’s your name and reputation that is on the line and at stake, for you have made me a witness of your love, an ambassador of your goodness, a vessel of your grace and a servant of your gospel. For your name’s sake O God, for the honour of your name and the veracity of your word and PROMISES help me to represent you with integrity and truth for your name’s sake. Amen