I am a missionary in Spain who desires for the power of the Holy Spirit to be unleashed in me, to be unabashed about the love of Christ, and unafraid to go where God calls. These are my stories in this journey of letting God have everything.

24 August 2008

Psalm 23

Yesterday I went to a half day silent prayer retreat. It was wonderful and refreshing!!! Thank you Daphne for leading that. During the morning, there were three different times of silence and each time there was a different question or idea to meditate on and pray about. The theme for the day was Psalm 23. During one of the times of solitude and silence a suggestion was to write out Psalm 23 in our own words and make it personal. For David, it made sense to write about God as a shepherd, for me it makes more sense to write about God as a backpacking guide. Here is my version of Psalm 23:

The Lord is my guide.
I don't have to worry about anything.
He's in charge.
He finds the soft grass and tells me to rest.
He leads me to the springs of pure water.
He gives me comfort.
He takes me down paths that only He can see.
How great He is!
Even though He leads me along the side of a narrow cliff,
I am not afraid because He is always beside me on the outside edge.
His walking stick is used to protect me and keep me safe.
I'm comforted.
He has prepared a feast for me
but allowed all the lies, which are my enemies, to attend.
He sits beside me and annoints me with the truth.
My heart overflows.
As we (He and I) continue on this journey;
Chase after me forever.
I will never stray from His side.
And I will always find my home in Him.

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Victoria said...

GREAT writing. I'm glad you wrote that.

Troy said...

This was a delight to read, Amy. We'll miss you these next few weeks.