PSALM 23:3: “He renews my life; he leads me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” CSB

OBSERVATION: God is invested in me! What a wonderful truth and comfort as I face each day. He is my Good Shepherd. He is not a hired hand, but the true shepherd of the sheep. He cares for me intimately each day – “…for His name’s sake.”

Psalm 23 is such a wonderful psalm. It is something that we can spend a lifetime meditating on. And it is something that we can read each day in just a moment to remind us how much God loves us. Here are the wonderful truths from this great psalm.

Because the Lord is my Shepherd, because He is invested in me, “…for His name’s sake,” –

• He provides me with everything I need.

• He brings rest to me when I am weary.

• He refreshes my soul in His presence.

• He renews my life each day by His grace.

• He helps me make the right decisions each day.

• He leads me through the darkest valleys of life.

• He protects and comforts me.

• He vindicates me before the enemy.

• He pours out His Holy Spirit upon my life.

• He gives me life and life abundantly.

• He pursues me with His goodness and faithful love.

• He prepares a place for me in heaven.

• He receives me into eternal life with Him.

When you reflect on these wonderful truths you too can say with the psalmist – “The Lord is my shepherd; I have what I need.“. He will never leave us or forsake us. When trouble arises, He arises with His rod and staff. When need arises, He arises with His bountiful provision. And when death knocks at our door, He answers the door with eternal life.

Lord, help me take time this morning to meditate upon the wonderful promises in this psalm. Let Your demonstrative love for me undergird me through this day. Whenever I am troubled, remind me that You are always with me. You are my Shepherd!

In Jesus Name!

About Kirk's Devotional Journal

Kirk L. Zehnder is the Founder of Resurrection Christian Outreach. RCO is a ministry that promotes the growth and vitality of the local church through speaking engagements, seminars, various media tools, and written curriculum and books. This ministry was started over 35 years ago by Kirk as a means to strengthen the church that he was pastoring. It grew as Kirk began to share these tools with other churches. Today many of the materials are being used by local churches both nationally and internationally. Kirk's Devotional Journal is a result of struggling with Bible reading programs that never seemed to work. Kirk feels the Lord helped him discover an easy-to-follow program to Read, Reflect, Pray, and Journal through the Bible in one year. This program is called L.I.F.E. Unlike other programs there are no dates to follow. You can miss a day and still complete your reading. You never feel like the dates and verses you missed are chasing you. You are free to enjoy your daily Biblical journey and listen to the voice of The Lord. For more information on the L.I.F.E. plan, send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com. Kirk is also available for speaking engagements, seminars, and retreats. With over 40 years of professional business and pastoral ministry experience, Kirk brings a unique combination of practical wisdom, humor, and Biblical insight. If you would like Kirk to speak at your church, school, or ministry, please send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your opportunity.
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