Thursday, September 4, 2008

My Own 23rd Psalm

Hey Ladies,
Thank you so much for your prayers for my back. The shots are starting to work. The doctor said it would take 3-4 days for the medicine to really kick in and help. When I got up this morning I discovered after about 4-5 steps that I wasn't shuffling or limping. My right leg was not hurting as it had for every morning for several years! I did not connect my morning stiffness and leg pain to my back but praise God, He did!

I am leaving today to go to Ga to do a conference. It will be a 4-5 hour drive. Please pray that I will be able to ride well. My husband is going with me to do the driving and carry stuff. Isn't he wonderful? I am blessed to have a husband who believes as strongly in my ministry as he does his own!

I enjoyed your comments on who God is to you. It is so much better to focus on Him. Last year I did a Bible study by T.W. Hunt on prayer. One of the assignments was to write our own 23rd psalm. Not as scripture. God's Word is true and Holy. But to let us like the psalmist think of God in a different way. I want to share mine with you.

My Own 23rd Psalm
The Lord is my Companion, I shall not lack fellowship
He leads me by the hand into intimacy with Him and His creation.
He restores all my relationships.
He leads me into unconditional love and glorious service for His own namesake
Although I walk in the valley of a selfish generation, I will not stop loving and caring for His children.
I will fear no evil for You, oh Lord, are my strength and my shield.
Your Spirit and Your Word infuse me
You prepare a banquet for me in the presence of those who would hurt me.
You anoint my soul with grace and forgiveness.
My heart overflows
Surely mercy will surround me all the days of my life
and I shall joyfully abide in your arms forever!
What is your 23rd psalm?
I love you my precious sisters!


My ADHD Me said...

I am SO glad your back is feeling a little bit better.

Loved your OWN 23rd Psalm

On Purpose said...

I am praying praises for your back feeling better, protection for your drive, and blessings at your conference.

Great words today!

Nicole said...

So glad your back is feeling better. Really like your own Psalm I'm not sure that I would be able to write one that flows that easily. Loved it! Amen! I might have to come back to read it again.


Aprille Roberts said...

Pam, I love your 23rd Psalm! Thank you for sharing it. I'm very glad you're feeling better too. Hope your conference goes wonderfully in Georgia and that God uses you in a mighty way. I'll be praying for you!
Aprille :0)

Regina said...

Thank you God for Medicine!

I love your 23rd Psalm. Be careful this weekend. See you Tuesday.

Beverly said...

What an AWESOME 23rd Psalm. Thanks for sharing it with us. I missed you this week at Bible Study but so look forward to seeing you next week. Have a safe trip and have fun!

Chatty Kelly said...

Blessings on your ministry as you reach out to others for God! So happy you are feeling better and hope you continue to do so.

Runner Mom said...

Pamela! This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us!

I'll be lifting you all up in prayer this weekend. I pray that the Holy Spirit will guide your words to the hearts of others.

Love ya,

LynnSC said...

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Pamela. You did an awesome job. I don't even think that I will try my own right now... not after that.

I missed you last week. Can't wait to get back this coming week.

I hope that we will be able to have time to hear about your conference without making us go into "overtime".

Thanks again for sharing this,

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Pamela!!
((Hugz)) Im so sorry to hear about your back, but I'm sure glad to hear you are feeling better, I haven't been back in full swing on my blog visits since I came back frm camp, I think the older I get the more I need to recoup lol. I will continue to keep you in prayer and please keep me usdated on how you are doing okay!!

Luv ya Lorie