From Tracie: Read These Words With Fresh Eyes

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Read These Words With Fresh Eyes

There are few better uses of words than speaking life and truth over yourself and your circumstances. Affirmations can be a powerful thing. Yet, after a while, even the truest of words can start to feel like old news. I've seen them, I've said them, and it doesn't seem like there is anything new there.

It becomes easier to speed read past certain chapters or phrases in the Bible, because I've already studied them, had a revelation, and moved forward (hopefully applying what I learned to my life and spiritual walk).

I know those words, some of them by heart.

Last night I found so many those words, the ones I often speed through, coming to my mind. As I spoke them, as I said out loud, "this is truth; this is what I believe; this is what I know to be real," I felt the peace and goodness of the Lord surround me.

I'm going to share some of those words. Maybe the second most memorized scripture after John 3:16, and one that is so easy to breeze through without sitting still long enough to think about the truth and enormity of what the words mean. I offer them to you, and ask you to read them slowly, with fresh eyes. And I pray that the Lord will speak to you as He did to me last night.

Psalm 23
1 The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

What words have given you light in a dark time?


  1. Okay I'm totally going to cheat here :-)

    But I wrote all of mine here: