Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A dream...Psalm 23

 I once got a dream...In the dream I'm calling a sister from Church and telling her..."Hi sis I'm very tired ..physically drained out"
( I literally was feeling that way as I had over exerted myself doing lot of cleaning etc)
She told me.."Julia just keep saying Psalm 23 over & over again"
That's all, soon after my alarm rang and I woke up and it was 6.15 AM.
Thought of starting to say "Psalm 23".
But as soon as I said the 1st verse...my mind got jammed with so..many voices saying different verses of Psalm 23 at the same time...just to confuse me and I could not go beyond verse 1..
I knew the enemy was disturbing my thoughts.
(He too can quote scriptures..:)
he did not want me to say Psalm 23.
So opened the Bible and read that Psalm.

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.
 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.  2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
       he leads me beside quiet waters,

 3 he restores my soul.
       He guides me in paths of righteousness
       for his name's sake.

 4 Even though I walk
       through the valley of the shadow of death,
       I will fear no evil,
       for you are with me;
       your rod and your staff,
       they comfort me.

 5 You prepare a table before me
       in the presence of my enemies.
       You anoint my head with oil;
       my cup overflows.

 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
       all the days of my life,
       and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

Then through the day I kept repeating "THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD" and really felt my strength renewed...
Guess what I was just about to sign out of Multiply that night and the last posting I saw in my in box was from a sister in Christ Lani and was titled.. was titled "Psalm 23"..
So I clicked to open it but the page just froze..
But I was not going to give up..
Kept refreshing and read it....
No I think God wanted me to read it again...

Is He strengthening me or preparing me for something??
Is that a word of encouragement and comfort??
It always refreshes, restores, edifies, strengthens.
This was Lani's post.
 The Lord is my shepherd................that's a Relationship !
I shall not want.........that's Supply !
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures..........that's Rest !
He leadeth me beside the still waters........that's Refreshment !
He restoreth my soul.........that's Healing !
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness.......that's Guidance !
For His name sake.......that's Purpose !
Yea,though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Death.......that's testing !
I will fear no evil.......that's Protection !
For Thou art with me......that's Faithfulness !
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me........that's Discipline !
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine Enemies.....that's Hope !
Thou annointest my head with oil.........that's Consecration !
My cup runneth over........that's Abundance !
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.........that's Blessing !
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord........that's Security !
Forever...........that's Eternity !
Have a blessed day