a modern day walk “in” Psalms 23


By Guest Contributor Nora Neal-Daggett

Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have all that I need…

- We must think of needs rather that wants. He gives us enough manna for the day.

He lets me rest in the green pastures…

- Reflect on the times that you were exhausted and kept on pushing… you went to bed late, set the clock to get up early. But you overslept! Felt great, didn’t it?

He leads me beside the still waters; He restores my soul…

- Think of the times that you have been weary, worn and beat down, yet the presence of God provided peace and you were fortified!

He guides me in the path of righteousness for His name’s  sake…

- He keeps watch over you and guides you along the “right path!”

Even though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death I will fear no evil for You are with me…

- He guides us through dark places and He feeds our souls.

I will fear no evil for You are with me; Your rod and staff comfort me…

- His arms are around me, I can crawl up on His lap, and lay my head upon his chest.

You prepare a table before in the presence of my enemies…

- He is my host, my soul is fed, no need to fear anyone or anything!

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows...

- His protection is all over and around me, I am drenched in the perfume of His presence!

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever…

- The storms of life will come but, they are mere fertilizer to my faith… growth occurs as I move on down His appointed path  for me. I am whole and complete in Him.

Nora A. Neal-Daggett is a native of West Virginia transplanted to Virginia in 1991. She is the proud mother of three grown sons and the proudest grandmother of 7 grandchildren, ages 10 through eighteen.  She is a member of Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, VA where Pastor Brett Fuller has instructed her for the past 4 1/2 years. Nora leads a Small Group, is a member of the Prayer Ministry and writes a monthly blog centered on moving through the loss of a loved one. Her web site is noraaneal.com


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