The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

 

I know some are wondering what’s with the religious post considering what I write about?

But until one has actually walked through the valley of the shadow of death you learn you have nothing else to fear. Nothing else to be depressed about for you have seen life in it’s truest, ugliest and starkest form. You don’t have  to feign it or be moody to be deep. One doesn’t come  out that valley unchanged. 

Most people haven’t actually read my books who pass judgement strictly on the subject title.

I am not talking about institutional religion as so many loves to blame for everything under the sun. I am talking about the fact that  there’s Something greater than you and I. And that’s the only Hand you will have to hold onto when or if you ever have to  walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I know I wouldn’t be here if God had not held my hand and helped me withstood the storms of life. Call it religious, (I don’t call it that. I call it love and pure light.) I don’t mean in a New Age fashion either. Some call it divinity or whatever but I know there’s Something in this world greater than you and I. I don’t wear it on my sleeves for the world to see because the world can not condemn nor judge me. I wear it in my heart.  

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About unholypursuit

A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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19 Responses to The Lord is My Shepherd

  1. Lula Pope says:

    Amen!

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  2. Xena says:

    This;

    “I don’t wear it on my sleeves for the world to see because the world can not condemn nor judge me. I wear it in my heart.

    Very true. I read a tweet today where the person said there is no evidence that “Christ” ever existed. I started to respond, then changed my mind because it would be too much to try to explain on Twitter. Christ is spirit. The evidence of Christ is in the heart. It crosses beyond believing into knowing. Thanks for your truthful words.

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    • True, the evident of Christ is in the heart. He wasn’t rich so no great monuments were built in his name as there are of kings and queens and royalty of ancient times. A friend once told me the hardest thing in the world to do is convince people of anything they don’t want to know and already has a preset prejudice against. I am so used to seeing such messages like that online until I don’t response to them anymore. Another thing I get tired of is people using what those who profess to have been Christians do or have done to brush everyone with the same brush. Anyone can lie and say they are anything they want to say they are but that doesn’t make it so.

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      • Xena says:

        Re:

        “Another thing I get tired of is people using what those who profess to have been Christians do or have done to brush everyone with the same brush.”

        True. Generalizations also concern me. Jesus said that people will know his disciples by their love. However, there are people who, like you say, paint with a broad brush and it has never been dipped into the “color” of love. They think that all denominations adhere to the same doctrines. If that were true, then there would not be numerous denominations and independent churches.

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  3. Lula says:

    Most people use love as a weapon. They use it to make people Docile. The other half preach it but dont pracitice it.

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    • Xena says:

      Some people don’t understand love and they mistake it for a sign of weakness. There is also the misunderstanding that love is learned by receiving love. It’s like being in school and cheating by getting all the answers and never applying the lessons. Humans learn by doing. It’s only in doing acts of love that we learn what love truly is.

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      • lula says:

        Oh, they understand perfectly well what it is that’s how it works which is why they use it to manipulate people.

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        • Xena says:

          Lula, regarding people using love to manipulate. Manipulation is not love so they are not using love but an imitation of their own desire and calling it “love”. The Bible says that perfect love casts out all fear. Manipulation generally comes with a fear that unless you do what the person wants, there will be repercussions. It also comes with a fear of being judged as not being loving.

          Those who are manipulated are not yet made or being made perfect in love. 1Cor 13:4 describes love, and I like it from the Amplified Version. One thing I’m always aware of are those who approach or engage me by judging whether or not I’m a loving person, while wanting me to do something. If they truly knew me and wasn’t trying to manipulate, there would be no reason for their preface.

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          • Sorry to interrupt you ladies but you two mentioned some things I think are quiet valid Yes, I have wondered about that one:

            “One thing I’m always aware of are those who approach or engage me by judging whether or not I’m a loving person, while wanting me to do something. If they truly knew me and wasn’t trying to manipulate, there would be no reason for their preface.”

            Every time you say ‘no’ the first thing you’re accused of being is selfish. Unloving, unkind, all because you don’t feel or want to do what they say. Some people will get angry or even keep pressing you even after you’ve explain how harmful what they are asking for you to do would be to you. That’s when they will pull the “love never fails.” trick.

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            • Xena says:

              Yes, and I don’t know if it’s intended manipulation or trying to imply a feeling of guilt. Although, there have been times I’ve taken that implication of guilt to be “If you are a true Christian, then …” much like the temptation of Jesus when the tempter said, “If thou be the Son of God, then …”

              Jesus didn’t take the bait to prove who he is and neither do I, nor should any believer.

              Once, I remember asking the person, “If I wasn’t a Christian, would you ask me to do it?” If it’s the right thing to ask of someone, will it make a difference what their spiritual beliefs are or if they have any spiritual beliefs at all? That person couldn’t answer me.

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              • I don’t think they would have tried it had not you been a Christian. People have always to use the Christian creed against Christians but unfortunately too many Christians fall for this trap. Not realizing that only God can give unconditional love. That only God can give a perfect love.

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          • lula says:

            No, they aren’t using true love and they aren’t trying to. They twist what Jesus said to advance their own cause. The most common one is, “If you love Jesus which really means “me ” you will.”

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