Now Sings My Soul: Psalm 23:5c My Cup Overflows

My Lord, I am reminded of all of your sweet blessings. You are my inheritance. You are my portion. You are my lot. Because you are my Christ, the Son of God, in whom is my All-of-all. My God, you have called me into your family and I share my inheritance. But just as you drank from the cup, I gladly and with great joy drink from the cup. I am yours and your are my Beloved forever. Thank you for saving me. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for being my everything.

Now Sings My Soul: Psalm 23:5b The Gift of Your Spirit

My God, Because of everything your Son has done for me, I now walk in the power of Your Spiirt. He leads me. He guides me. He teaches me. He reminds me of what You have said. He reminds me of my righteousness. He reminds me that I am your son. More so than that, He is the seal upon my heart and the promise of your strength. And because He dwells in me, I fear no death. Because he is the same Spirit that raised Christ Jesus from the dead. And because He is in me, I have the fullness of life. I am truly alive. I am holy, righteous, just; loved, and continuous under your grace and mercy. Because of your anointing on my life.

Now Sings My Soul: Psalm 23:5a Circumstances Abound

My God, I have been crushed and discarded a hundred times. But, I have warred against you thousand more. Yet, you sent your Son to live and die for me. And now I live for you. I will never understand why you saved me, but I only know that because I have sin much I have been forgiven much. Now I know you let me sit at your table, when I should been condemned for treason. You knew I was an enemy, and you then declared me as your friend. My God, remind me always that, I do not do battle against prisoners of war, but against the rulers who imprisoned them. Give me your almighty strength, and your invincible armour, and let me help you set the captives free. In your Son’s name I pray. Amen.

Now Sings My Soul: Psalm 23:4d The Comfort of Your Power

My God, It is the might and strength of your protection on my life and heart that gives me peace. That no other thing in all of creation can ever separate me from you in the name of your Son, Christ Jesus my Lord. Nothing ever compares to you. You alone are powerful and worthy. Thank you for protecting me. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for calling me your own. And now I am safe because I will get to be with you forever.

Now Sings My Soul: Psalm 23:4c You Are With Me

My Lord and my God, Even when I was dead, you called my name. Even when I was lost, you found me. Even when I was blind, you touched my eyes and opened them to see. Even when I was deaf, you opened them to hear. Even when I was hard-hearted, you took my heart of stone and gave me your tender heart. Even when I couldn’t know you, you gave me Your Spirit. Even when I am in the wilderness, you are closer to me than a whisper. You are my God. I will adore and worship you forever.

Now Sings My Soul: Psalm 23:4b Fear No Evil

My God,

I fear no evil.

For your precious Son has already conquered sin, Satan, demons, hell, and death.

I have no enemies on earth. Those are not my real enemies.

Rulers, princes, and principalities: they crouch for my soul. They wait to devour my heart. They do not hesitate to fire a million arrows of fire just to consume my being.

But you, O Lord, are my strength, my armour, my fortress and strong tower. It is in you alone that I trust forever.

You have slewed the dragon.

Of whom can I be afraid? You are my Lord and my God forever.

Now Sings My Soul: Psalm 23:4a Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

My Great God,

How many times have you rescued me from not only eternal death but certain death and doom?

How many times have I sinned that did and did not lead to my death?

The answer is countless. The truth is infinite.

But yet, you are my great God and Savior! I have fallen into the abyssmal pit too many times to count. But because of your grace upon grace, you were deeper still! You placed your hands underneath my dead body and rose me up again.

I have walked through, no, lived in the valley of the shadow of death. But it was death’s stench that engulfed me but it was your sweet scent of your gospel because you are the lily of the valley.

Never cease to rescue me. I will fall infinitely times more. I will need you infinitely and once more.

Amen.

Now Sings My Soul: Psalm 23:3b He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake

My Precious God,

I am often reminded of my sinful ways of the past. As the vines grew up from my heart and slowly and surely tightened around my neck as I continuously die without thought

But you, my God, broke the spell of the sin over my life.

But time after time, I see those weeds grow. I feel the cancer thriving in my heart. I sense the sin that crouches for me and waits to pierce my soul with his poison.

But you see it, too,

You come down and burn those weeds with extreme prejudice. You come in like the perfect surgeon, with a laser scalpel and burn away those cells, leaving only a soft and tender heart. You come into your pasture and violently bash in the head of the serpent with the heel of your foot.

You have sent your Spirit to walk, lead, and guide me through the darkest valleys. But I never fear. You are my Lord and God. Protector. Giver. Beloved.

I praise and adore you forever.

Now Sings My Soul: Psalm 23:3a He Restores My Soul

My Lord,

I perish without you.

I cannot live without you.

Apart from you., the hole in my inner being remained infinitely empty. Without you, I strived and pushed and pulled and made idols and did whatever I need to do in order to fill my soul.

But all of it comes up empty.

But you, O Lord, not only fills my heart to the brim but gives my soul brand new life. Now, I run after you. Now I walk with you. Now you are with me and I am with you forever.

Lord, give me the fullness of your Spirit so I might walk in your statues and obey your commands. More than that, that I would have the strength to do you what you have called me to do.

For my joy and your glory.

Forevermore.

I love you.

Now Sings My Soul: Psalm 23:2b He Leads Me Beside Still Waters

My Lord, You are the fountain of true life. I am dead without you. It is not that I can find this water on my own. For I am lost. and, my soul is dried-up and dead. I have no wisdom, strength, or spirit to find you. But you, O Lord, rescued me. You have brought me into your life and in your life alone, I am fully alive. My soul is no longer dried in sin but restored, covered, and filled with your never-ending grace. God, please keep me close so that I stay refreshed and satisfied in all of life.