Ever since I was a little girl, I remember reading and memorizing Psalm 23. I had no idea the impact it had on my life until I began to look back and reflect on all the times I know God was present in my life.
I was a child who went to church with a neighbor or family member when they took us. I always thought of it as a fun time at Sunday school with the other kids. Little did I know God was watering a seed my mom planted at an early age. I was always drawn to the 23rd Psalm. I didn’t know what the scripture meant back then.
1 John 2:14 The Word of God abides in you, and you have overcome…
Ephesians 6:17 The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God
I now realize that this word not only impacted my life but many others around me. I believe that God continues to use this word in my life as a spiritual weapon. When I feel lost – He is my Shepherd! When I feel sad – He restores my soul! When I feel fear – I remember even in the valley I will fear no evil! When I feel “less than” – He anoints my head with oil and my cup overflows! When bad things happen – I remember surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life. When I think of the end of my life time – I celebrate knowing I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!
When my mom passed away, I had this scripture tattooed on my wrist. This tattoo is a constant reminder of the amazing person my mom was and the impact that she made on my life by planting that little seed so long ago. Every time I shake someone’s hand, I have the opportunity to spread the gospel and tell them the story of how blessed I am.
During the Christmas season, I pray you take a moment and reflect on your life and how blessed you are. Please don’t let the word stay dormant like an un-watered seed. Spread the word and watch it grow.