We may think we know someone very well yet in a different setting we may realize that we don’t really know them that well. Like if you go to the football with someone and then discover that they are actually very outspoken and extremely passionate about their football team, a side of them you had not known about before. Perhaps we could listen to them more intently and ask questions about their interests to get to know them much better.
Tia Parker who is a Baltimore native, a mother, a poet, an encourager and a lover of people, says, “Some versions of Psalm 23 read as if I am talking about God to myself or maybe to another person, but in other versions like the Contemporary English
Version, I feel I am talking to God about God. When we talk to God about God that changes the dynamic of the conversation, because we are no longer just in prayer, we are in worship.”
Try reading the following version of Psalm 23 and imagine you are talking to God about God. Maybe you will learn something new about Him and about the kind of relationship He wants to have with you.
“You, Lord, are my shepherd. I will never be in need. You let me rest in fields of green grass. You lead me to streams of peaceful water, and you refresh my life. You are true to your name, and you lead me along the right paths. I may walk through valleys as dark as death, but I won’t be afraid. You are with me, and your shepherd’s rod makes me feel safe. You treat me to a feast, while my enemies watch. You honour me as your guest, and you fill my cup until it overflows. Your kindness and love will always be with me each day of my life, and I will live forever in your house, Lord.” Psalm 23, CEV.