Thankful Thursday: The Lord is my Shepherd


Psalm 23

1 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.

Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping! Thanks for your prayers and encouragements.

♥ I thank God that our Lord Jesus Christ is my Shepherd and He has provided for all my needs, ,both temporal and spiritual, in His many wonderful ways, assuring me that with Him as my Shepherd, I shall not want (lack). What a comfort to us in this time of many changes, natural disasters, high costs of living and with our many needs!

♥ I am thankful to God for the comfort of His Words and the joy of seeking Him in prayers and devotion daily, of walking with Him and serving Him in small ways.

♥ I thank God for providing precious people in my life ie. my family, church, friends and blogging friends who love and care for me in their very wonderful ways. These are tokens of God's love for me and I treasure very much.

♥ I thank God once again for all of you, my dear blogging friends and visitors. I have been so greatly blessed by all of you and I thank God upon every remembrance of you. It is wonderful to read of how God is guiding and blessing you in your walk with our Lord and it encourages me in my walk with God too. Thanks again for your prayers and encouragements.

♥ Thank God that the Lord is our Shepherd and He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).

♥ Thank God that the Lord is our Shepherd and goodness and mercies shall follow us all the days of our life, irrespective of pain or pleasure (Romans 8:28).

♥ Thank God that the Lord is our Shepherd and we have the sweet assurance that we will dwell in the house of God one day to enjoy His love and fellowship in eternity.

Hope you enjoy Psalm 23 recited by this cute little girl posted by brimo on Youtube . She is such a sweetie :-)

This Psalm 23 is posted by tsaiwaiming at Youtube.

May you know God's love and care in very special ways today and everyday!

How about you? How has the Lord blessed you through the past week?

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a blessed and thankful day!

54 Kind thoughts:

Jen said...


Thank you so much for the awards! They came at the right time. I posted them on my blog. Stop by and check them out. Also thank you for the Thankful Thursday post. Our God is so great isn't he. Even when we are in our valleys we know he is still with us. God Bless you!

God Chaser said...

I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever what cmfort these word brings abd what comfort we have in Jesus our Shepherd. Thanks so much for sharing this scripture today and your gifts from God what a reat list of thanks. Be Blessed this thankful thursday

Colored Heart said...

hi, pretty sister from singapore! i have not posted my thankful thursday, but yes, i am soooooo grateful for having a great father and shepherd in our Lord. i will post mine soon. i like the cute girl's version. i learned ps23 when i was 5 years old, and intend to teach it every week to my ST. i thank God with you today. let me know if you've done the tag. if there'll be any prob locating it, just look for "Tagged: Google Search" from my August Archive. Shalom!:)

Anonymous said...

How powerful the words of Psalm 23 are! These words guide us to be thankful whatever happens in our lives.
God bless you,

Anonymous said...

Psalm 23; A word of strength and comfort!

Very awesome TT post and I thank our Heavenly Father for your strength and encouragement. Thank you so much for your sweet comments but more than anything just sharing your love for our Heavenly Father dear Sister!

SGG said...

Have I told you that you are like a ray of sunshine on a dreary day? You bring light and the love of Jesus with you! Thank you so much for just being you!

Tänia of Faith Prints

Princess said...

Psalm 23 says it all.
Enjoyed reading your TT post. Truly, God has all the answers - all that we need to do is ask!
Thanks for sharing.

Addicted to Beadz said...


What a thankul heart! Perfect scripture!

Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

I like Psalm 23 very much! Everytime when I read it, I know that he knows me utterly and will guide my way to a peaceful place full of joy.

Denise said...

May God keep on blessing you my friend.

Edie said...

I love your thankful heart. Isn't that little girl adorable!?

Colored Heart said...

I'm back...
Thank God we have His Word alive in every circumstances, sister. :)

By the way, would you care to visit my August 12 entry? I just hope you could leave a birthday prayer for me. It was my birthday!:$ Will visit you again. Thanks for always leaving a sweet message for me and everybody. You are one of the blessings I count from the blogosphere!:$

i said...

What a lovely post! I love Psalm 23!

I'm thankful for your friendship too.

Remain blessed!

Anonymous said...

nancie, what a lovely thankful list. as always, thank you for being such an inspiration. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Ow..that girl is such a sweetie. :) What a thankful heart you've got nancie. Thanks for posting the Psalms 23. I laways always love to rest in our Shepherds arms. :) Blessings to you!

agapesmansion said...

So beautiful, and the little girl is so precious. I love Psalm 23 with all of my heart! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Erica said...

Once again you have shared a very thoughtful list. Your heart for the Lord and for others is always apparent. May He shower you with blessings today.

Aisha said...

Hi Nancie, I'm also really thankful to God for giving me a blogging friend like you. You are one of those who encourage me through the writings in your blog. It's wonderful to read your TT list.

Tracy said...

Your thankful heart never fails to bless my socks off! Thank you for sharing this Nancie! Your sweet friendship indeed refreshes my soul. (Proverbs 27:9)

LOVE that precious little girl reciting Psalm of my all-time favorites. Thank you.

Happy TT!

LAURIE said...

Thank you for sharing with us on TT. Loved the videos, how precious was the little girl. I appreciate your comments on my TT post and for the awards! Wow! I am so blessed to have such great blogging friends such as yourself. Continue sharing Gods love on the internet are a blessing! - blessings, Laurie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the Lord's prayer. I need to read it daily to remind myself He is always there.
Blessing to you friend,

flmom said...

Wonderful TT post! Sweet friends in the blogging world are a highlight in my day too - a special extension of His love. Have a blessed week ahead!!!

Melanie said...

Good Morning, Nancie. The 23rd Psalms is one of my favorites... I find such great comfort and love from the Lord as I read each word.

May you be blessed today!

Toknowhim said...

Thank you again for stopping by and sharing such kind words... Blessings Nancie :)

Kass said...

Your thankful Thursdays are such an encouragement and blessing to me. It just reminds me that God is our Jehovah-Jireh.

With prayers for you,

Tiffanie Lloyd said...

Psalm 23 is such an encouraging and hopeful passage. Thanks so much for sharing His truths. You really do inspire me when I stop by here! Thank you. And that video of the little girl is adorable!

Marsha said...

What an inspiring post, Nancie! Thank you for taking this beloved Psalm and giving us spoonfuls of honey from the honeycomb of God's Word.

You are loved.

Tea with Tiffany said...

I love this sweet girl video. It's precious.I feel your gratitude all over this post! Keep on thinking thanks.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Peggy said...

WOW blessings my dear Nancie
...You've been hard at work!

I love Psalm 23!Thank you for your words! I so enjoyed the videos
...the precious little girl quoting Psalm 23...and the song of Psalm 23 with Chinese...or Malay??

I saw a bit of duplication while I was going around Sharing the Love and Friendship Awards which means we know & love the same GREAT people! However you did what I had wanted to do and didn't cheerfully personalized many of them. I got caught up in reading them! Many did not realize that the same Sharing the Love that you were giving I had given to them back on August 1st...they treasure that it came from YOU!

Manias allow us that extra surge of energy...but watch out that you don't crash and burn. Stay in touch! OK?

I quote Psalm 23 usually when I am down in the valley or fear ful but actually I need it each day so I am anointed and my cup runs over
(Tracy...I Love ya')And so I walk in mercy and goodness as HE dwells in me and I abide in HIM! That I may find rest, and His comfort! I pray that this day and all your days that YOU feel HIS ALMIGHTY Power and Healing Hand restoring your mind and emotions to fullness in HIM!The sound mind of Jesus thoughts takes captive all of ours!

I thank Him for You and all we will share together as sisters and friends! May God bless you! Peggy

Peculiar said...


You seem to have such a precious and grateful spirit. I'm glad, as I've mentioned before, that I found your blog.

The 23rd Psalm, how can we live without the promises and reminders in it? God is so gracious in putting in the heart and mind of a man to pen this Psalm. We need to know these things in our hearts. Thank God for His Holy Word.

Glad I got a chance to read your TT list. See you next time.

Unknown said...


Your posts are so rich and full of His love and grace!

Great videos - that little girl is precious!

Thank you again for my rewards, I will be passing them on!

Lots of love in Him!

Anonymous said...

Psalm23 is indeed one of my favorite Bible scripture. And I agree it is comforting to know that we can turn to God anytime - be it in times of need or in thanksgiving. Thanks so much for sharing God's words today.

Anonymous said...

It is good to stop and reflect on Psalm 23 once again.

You sound like you are doing well, and I pray it is so.

Thank you for the awards.

Michele Williams said...

One of my favorite Psalms! God nevers promises life without sorrow... but He does promise that He will be with us each step of the way! How comforting! Thank you for sharing. God bless dear sister!

bp said...

That little Psalm 23 video always makes me smile. I like how she says forever at the end.

Cheryl said...

Thanks Nancie for a great post. I really enjoyed the scripture today. Loved the part about "surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever"!! God is so good! Happy TT!

Diane ~ said...

hi Nancie!
Thank you so much for your Thankful Thursday posting! Your posting if "the Lord is my Shepherd" is just what I needed to hear today! HE is with me & caring for me, even at times when I feel alone. Thank you for your sweet Spirit! Bunches of Blessings!♥

Diane ~ said...

ps the little girl is adorable!! :D

A Stone Gatherer said...

Oh I love that video! So much of what you are thankful for I am too! God's word is precious, alive and every speaking to us!

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful post, Nancie! love the little girl's version.
... thank you so much for sharing, and also for the award!
I really appreciate it! :)

Blessings ...

Anonymous said...

hi nancie!! Thanks so much for always dropping by...and for the award too you're such a thoughtful, sweet sister..:)

YOu've got a wonderful list! GodBless!!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Nancie, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I love this passage. It is great to know He is our shepherd. I am so glad that you included the video of the precious girl. I love this video.

HEATHER said...

Thank you so much for sharing Psalms 23 I love that passage, exspecially the end. That His unfailing love will be with me all the days of my life and that I will live in the house of Lord forever. All I can say is Amen thank you for a wonderful post. God Bless you!!!

Donetta said...

Wow! that was a balm!
Good Morning. Thank you for your loving kindness. I am well. I trust that you will have an excellent week end.

Jennifer said...

My favorite verses in the bible:) Hope you are having a fantastic week my dear sister nancie:) Your such an encouragement to this heart:)

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sistah!!
I never get tired of reading the 23 psalm. I loved reading your post today. I had such an awful headache lastnight and I couldn't visit like I wanted too.I loved the video of the little girl she is just too cute!! and very smart to remember this scripture, thanks for sharing this.. she made me smile all through the video.
Have a great weekend~~~
Hugz Lorie

Sue Seibert said...

God bless you. BTW, that child was precious.

Carrie said...

Hi Nancie,
Thanks for posting the video on You Tube of the girl reciting the 23rd Psalm. It is a wonderful scripture and it is great to see a young person learning to recite it at this early age.

Annie said...

Nancie, It is good to be back and to read your lovely words of inspiration. This is one of my favorite scriptures and it is reassuring and beautiful. Thanks for your efforts in writing this post and prayers. Annie

chandy said...

I could never tire of that Psalm

Ann said...

I don't know how many times I've turned to the 23rd Psalm for comfort and encouragement! Great post.

Susan said...

Oh Nancie,

Look at how many people that have commented on your post!!

You are such a doll, and you have such a BEAUTIFUL heart!!

Thanks for always spreading Jesus love all around to us. son was recently in Singapore and just LOVED it!! It thought he was in heaven.

He's now teaching in Thailand. If you remember, please say a prayer for him.

Thanks Nancie♥

i said...

Hi Nancie, hope you are having a good week so far. I have an award for you. Do come by to pick it up when you are free, ok? Have a blessed week ahead!

Nancie said...

Dear Friends, thank you for stopping by and making time to read and share your thoughts. I really appreciate all your sharing and encouragements. Thank God that the Lord is our Shepherd and He provides all our needs. May God continue to give us a thankful heart daily. Take care and God bless!


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