The Lord is My Pacesetter

by | Mar 9, 2016

The Lord is My Pace SetterAren’t you grateful for our Good Shepherd?

Life can get so crazy, so busy, so out of control. But in the midst of it all, Jesus wants to lead and guide us.

“He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out,” Jesus says of Himself in John 10:3-4. “When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.”

Isn’t that beautiful? We are not alone. We have a Shepherd who goes before us.

Several years ago, I came across a lovely Japanese version of Psalm 23. It’s come to mean a lot to me.

The 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my pace setter…I shall not rush

He makes me stop for quiet intervals

He provides me with images of stillness which restore my serenity

He leads me in the way of efficiency through calmness of mind and his guidance is peace

Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day, I will not fret, for his presence is here

His timelessness, his all importance will keep me in balance

He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity by anointing my mind with his oils of tranquility

My cup of joyous energy overflows

Truly harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruits of my hours for I shall walk in the Pace of my Lord and dwell in his house for ever.

The 23rd Psalm - Japanese 2

I’d love to hear from you…what is your favorite part of Psalm 23 and why?

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