Bold and Beautiful

by Brenda Jank


When was the last time you ran smack dab into something BOLD?
What about BOLD and BEAUTIFUL?
Today is your lucky day!

The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I lack. (Psalm 23:1 HCSB)

That’s about as bold as you get. Read it again.
This truth, taken at face value, is stunning.
Life altering.
Available to all people, at all times – means me. Now! In whatever mess I find myself in, whether of my own making or the poor choice or attitude of another.
I lack nothing.
Verse 1 and 2 are a dynamic duo. Kindred spirits, united and entwined.
To release the treasure of verse 1 in my life, I must be convinced, convicted, and familiar with the stunning, life-altering, universal truth found in verse 2.

He lets me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.

Do I follow where he leads?
Will I follow where he leads?
Sometimes he leads me to external/physical places of quiet to “sit and soak” him in…to rest.
Sometimes he leads me to internal/spiritual places of quiet to “sit and soak” in him…to rest.

This is the secret place where I have everything I need.
And more.

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4 thoughts on “Bold and Beautiful”

    • This blessed me today, too!
      The Run Hard. Rest Well. team schedules and coordinates the “timing” of these devotions.
      They do a remarkable job!
      I thanked Laura today for choosing a devotion I needed to this morning!
      God is so very good!
      That photo was taken when Tim and I were visiting Olympic National Park in Washington State.
      It brings back such great memories of that very special getaway!


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