Think like a Sheep-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

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The book that started it all!

Coffee Hour!

Thanks so much for joining me today for a little coffee break and this new series, which came about as a result of the term paper I just had to complete. I am so excited about sharing with you all the things I learned from a sort of in-depth study of the 23rd Psalm. I say sort of in-depth because I know in my bones that Scripture is alive and has something new to teach us every time we come to the table hungry. Grab your coffee and come on in.:)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really been a history buff; and to be honest, it’s because it never really interested me. But, as many things in life do, that has changed and hopefully by the time we get through grazing out in the green pastures and hanging out by the still waters, history will become a bit more interesting for you as well. 🙂

Many of the historical diamonds that I discovered were from a book called “Trusting the Shepherd, Insights from Psalm 23rd. It’s just a little 120-page book, but let me tell you, it packs a sweet punch. By the time I finished reading it, my faith was definitely refreshed. My prayer is that this new blog series will do that and more for you as well.

In order to appreciate The 23rd Psalm more and understand its depth, we must think like sheep. “Is that an insult?” you may be asking. No, it is most certainly not. See, we like sheep, are not machines; and we, like sheep, wander and need guidance. Even Jesus refers to us as sheep several times in scripture.

Yes, this psalm, written in a far different time, which we shall explore, a place in history much different than our own, and yet, the lessons it speaks are as relevant and up to date as the century you and I are now living in. It is with the mind of a sheep and from the perspective of a shepherd that we will exegetically and evangelically explore this passage for a few of the many lessons it has within the six verses. 🙂

I absolutely love these words I found in my research by a Dr. Hyles in his article entitled “The Story behind the Psalms”: “May the author beg scholastic mercy of the reader. The following words were not penned to be examined by the microscope of the scholar but rather to be enjoyed by the study of the saint.”

So, please join me tomorrow for the beginning of our grazing . . .



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One Response to “Think like a Sheep-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Gee, I can just imagine how wonderful and informative this series will be. BTW going to be gone tent camping so I plan to catch up on blogs when I return. Blessings of LOVE