Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Chair

Special Tomato Seat

Somebody got a new chair.  I am so excited.  He outgrew his last one.  He needs a buckle to sit at the table.  We have been having picnics on the floor for the past couple of months.  I am so happy that we are now back at the table. It is much nicer on Mommy's back to sit on a chair.

Doesn't he look thrilled?  This chair is so soft.  I love  it!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Psalm 23 Verses 4 - 6

4 Yea, 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.
I have been told that David wrote this Psalm while running from Saul. Everything was not good in his life, but instead of giving up he leaned on God. He was saying to God; Even though I going through a bad place I know you are with me.  God, I know you are watching over me and protecting me.  I have no need for fear.  You take that burden from me and I am at peace.

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

God provides. David has his needs met even though he was on the run from his enemies. To anoint oil over your head was to be clean.  To smell fresh. David saw his cup as full.  God provided his needs for survival.  I am not sure why, but this verse has played over and over in my head since I was in middle school.  I have always been drawn to it.  Maybe it is God's way of telling me He has my back.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell[a] in the house of the Lord
God is Good!   He will always see us through.  David is proclaiming God's greatness and that through God's goodness and mercy David is able to live in God's glory forever.
Keep in my as you read my interpretation that is all that it is my interpretation.  I still have a lot to learn when understanding the Bible.  I could be very wrong with my descriptions. If you see it differently or the same I would love to hear your thoughts.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Psalm 23 verses 2 and 3

Yesterdays verse:

2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.

Our pastor gave a great visualization for this verse.  She said God wants us to lie down so we don't smash down the path He has already laid out for us.  Still waters is peace.  I believe this verse to be about peace and rest.

3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

This verse I believe is about God's amazing power.  He can put me back on my right path when I have strayed.   I am having some trouble finding the tight words for this verse.  I feel it but can't convey it.
Can anyone else put this verse into words?