Psalm 23 Gospel Affirmation


The LORD is my shepherd,
I am His sheep. I know His voice, and I follow Him, as He calls, leading me.

I shall not be in want.
For with Him, I do not lack. He is all that I need. In Him, I have all good things.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He gives me rest in His perfect provision, ending my striving to do what I cannot:  live right without Him,

He leads me beside quiet waters,
He calms my being, as I drink in all that I want of Him in the peace of His Presence.

He restores my soul.
He corrects my thinking, heals my heart and empowers my will to align with His.

He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
He leads me to choose to follow Him:  to give up my wrong ways and live every day His Way, glorifying His Name with every right choice I make.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
For even when darkness looms overhead, threatening my life, I will not be afraid,

For you are with me;
You have given me Your Word: Never will You leave me; nor will You forsake me; 

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Your power and authority guard my life, protecting me; alleviating worry.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
With the world looking on, You honor me by making a place for me at Your Table, where I can feast all that I want on the Bread of Life and the Blood of the Lamb, satisfying my hunger and thirst for Your righteousness, as only You can.

You anoint my head with oil;
So profusely do You pour out Your blessings upon me that they run down over me, blessing an unimaginably large number of others forever;

My cup overflows.
Endlessly, wave after wave of Your merciful grace washes over me with Your grace upon grace upon grace upon grace . . .

Surely goodness and love follow me, all the days of my life,
Relentless are You in Your pursuit of me, forever heaping more of Your goodness and love upon me. 

And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Never again will I have to fend for myself, for I live with my Father and all of our family in a Home that is built to keep us together forever in Him.

Amen.
Amen.

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My Superbook Testimonial Story

In December 2013, I and the nine-year-old and seven-year-old sons of our younger son had a couple of hours alone together in a vacation rental home near Disneyworld, while other family members were busy elsewhere. The boys wanted to spend our time together that day watching some of their favorite Superbook episodes on the DVDs that they had packed and taken with them on our family vacation. After the boys and I had watched a couple of episodes and were in the midst of singing the Salvation Song that concludes each episode, the older boy suddenly stopped singing, called to his younger brother by name, and asked him if he had ever prayed and asked Jesus to save him. When the younger one shook his head in the negative, his older brother said, “You need to do that. It’s important.” Without any further discussion, the younger boy got up from where he had been sitting on the floor watching the Bible-based Superbook stories, walked the few feet to the sofa, where I was sitting, and faced me, as he leaned up against me. After he confirmed to me that he wanted to pray right then, I said a few simple sentences that he repeated, one at a time, as I led him in a very simple prayer of salvation. Never could I have anticipated being so honored by God.

Cathy S. Scott
3/16/2019

[My testimony above was read this morning by my husband in a discussion of “How to Share Your Faith with Your Kids” (Grandkids, nieces, nephews, etc.) at the Big Canoe Chapel Men’s Fellowship Breakfast that highlighted the effectiveness of the CBN Superbook Project in bringing Biblical Truth and eternal salvation to, literally, millions worldwide.]