by Kerry Shook

This content is part of a series.

Balance vs. Indecision (3 of 4)
Series: Balance – Based on the 23rd Psalm
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Psalm 23:1-6 (NASB)
• Vs. 3 (NIV)


“This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God.” Genesis 6:9 (NIV)

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5, 6 (NIV)


“After another forty days, Noah opened the window he had made in the boat.” Genesis 8:6 (NLT)
• Window of spiritual growth

Genesis 8:7-9 (NLT)

• Window of peace

Genesis 8:10, 11a (NLT)

• Window of hope

Genesis 8:11b, 12 (NLT)



We're in a series on balance, and one of the main reasons our lives get so out of balance is we make bad decisions. Our decisions determine our destiny. We make our decisions, and then our decisions make us, and some of you are faced with a major decision in your life and you're asking yourself today: Should I hold on or should I let go? Should I get in or should I get out? Should I walk through this door or should I wait for another opportunity to come along? Or, I've got three doors in front of me and which of these doors should I walk through?

We're in a series that's based on Psalm 23. Psalm 23 is the most loved and powerful psalm I believe in scripture, and we're all familiar with it; but, there are so many truths that I think are in and embedded in Psalm 23 that God wants us to bring out so it changes our lives. So, would you stand in honor of God's word? Open your Bibles to the 23rd Psalm because it really gives us the secret to making wise decisions, and we're halfway through the series so I want us to go back and read the whole Psalm again just to refresh ourselves with the 23rd Psalm. So read it out loud with me.

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

Dear God, I thank you for your word that's life changing, and I know that you are here right now and that everyone who is hearing my voice, you know their name, you know what they're going through and you have a word for us today.
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