Food for ThoughtPsalm 23:3 Restores
Food for Thought
An Guide to Kingdom Living

By Marni Montanez

Psalm 23:3 New King James Version

3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Living in this world can leave us exhausted and burnt out.  The world’s demands are overwhelming and daily we face an onslaught of attacks from the enemy. However, God is ready to dip us into His reservoir of tender love and set us on a high place out of Satan's reach. 

Matthew 11:28 (CJB)

28 “Come to me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest.

When we choose to receive these moments of refuge we are empowered to reconnect and move forward with renewed strength and confidence.  

It is imperative to get the needed rest that God requires for us in order to replenish the brokenness that has happened along our journey.  

Getting our souls restored and renewed is not difficult, but it does demand one to let go of their understanding of living life and allow God to lead and prompt us into His way of living.  

His way is a lot more pleasant.

God cares about every detail of our life. That’s why He planned it out so carefully before we were even born.   God directs us on our road and He knows exactly where the placement of each footstep must be set in order for us to become and do all that He has purposed for us.  

Psalm 37:23 Living Bible

23 The steps of good men are directed by the Lord. He delights in each step they take.

It is an honor to be marked with God’s name. It is under his name where we are bound to live right. But God knows we are unable to do so without His intervention, so He must guide and maneuver us through many trappings of the enemy. One of these trappings is getting us so invested in the world with our energy and money and focus that we become ineffective in the Kingdom of God.

Matthew 5:13  (CJB)

13 “You are salt for the Land. But if salt becomes tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except being thrown out for people to trample on.

Challenge:  Our bodies, minds and emotions will get burnt out if we don’t take care of ourselves.  God designed us to be refreshed in rest. Lean into God and allow Him to restore you.

God bless


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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.