Psalm 23, Part 4

How does lifMy Cup Runneth Over_smalle end? How do the chapters of life end? How do your transitions end? Do you believe as some that if today is good, tomorrow you pay? Do wait for the other shoe to drop or is life too short?

David’s choice was that if you trust God’s intentions towards you, you also know that good times out weight the bad, joy begets joy and blessing begets blessing.

David’s summary of life is captured in the image of a great banquet feast, enemies able to see us unable to touch us, a warm welcome and a full cup and all from God’s hand. Life is not just random events. Sooner or later we end up at the table, cup running over and laughing with family filled by God. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for all time.

David invites you to remember banquet moments. What is one of yours? Perhaps when you got our first bike. I remember mine. Or when you held your younger sister or brother. I remember my sister’s eyes. She was so small, but here eyes were amazing. You will soon ask God to show you a banquet from your life. Don’t try to remember. Just allow the memory to come. Relish it. Be grateful. It was prepared especially for you by God.

Relax and slow your breathing. Pay attention to the flow of our thoughts. You are not managing them, they are coming. You will notice that repeating the words from David will effect what comes. Allow these words to be heard in the depth of who you are and they make a difference. We begin from our observed experience what we believe, the Word of God has power to effect us.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows. Ps 23: 5

Lord, when did I experience a banquet from your hand?

If you prefer, I would be glad to read this to you, but keep in mind my voice is something of a distraction. You will want to just know the verse and do the exercise entirely within your mind. Feel free to click here.




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