“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 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. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 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.”
The title of the sermon at church yesterday “yea though I walk.” It was a very powerful sermon because I have been feeling as if I’m walking in the valley of the shadow of death. Pastor Benton said many of us (he meant older members) have forgotten about their yea though I walk’s back in the 1950’s and 1960’s because when they look at the younger generation they turn their nose up at them. At first I didn’t think many of them understood what he was saying but he broke it down as follows: My in the club, yea though I walk, my fornicating yea though I walk, my alcohol abusing yea though I walk. Once he said that the church went crazy, it was then clear as to what he was really talking about. It seems like everything that could have went wrong for me has went wrong and it all involves money. Why when you have money everything seems to stay intact but when you are broke and busted everything falls apart. I know it is all a test of my faith.
Every since I sent out my email about I’ve got to be better and I posted it on my blog the devil has been after me. When I said I was taking steps to better myself that’s when he kicked into high gear. Guess what I rebuke you Satan! I refuse to let the devil win. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. I was walking around at first about to pull my hair out wondering how I was going to get done everything I needed to get done and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. 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. I got down on my knees to thank the Lord for what he has done for me and what he was about to do. I know my breakthrough is coming so I am not worried anymore. 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. There is nothing more powerful than the word of God.