Have you started being more conscious of your Shepherd the last couple days? Are you leaning on him more than last week – looking to him for direction, provision, comfort, healing, and protection? Have you set down the bag of marshmallows, and started listening for what God is leading you toward?
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
What does it mean to consider the LORD as my Shepherd?
We can say “I lack nothing” and mean it.
He knows us individually and leads us to the things we need physical, mentally and spiritually.
He makes it possible for us to “lie down.”
He can restore our soul, letting us catch our breath and sends us off in the right direction.
We can trust where he is leading us.
We don’t have to have fear in the dark times – at all.
He can heal us from ailments and conflict.
His beauty and love chase after us every day of our life.
At the end of our journey together, we get to be in heaven with him for eternity.
John 10: 10 – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
It is possible to have a life where we are no longer a slave to fear; a life where we don’t have to spend relentless effort trying to control circumstances to make it on our own. We have a God who loves us, knows us, and can take care of our every need. Let’s relax a bit, hand over the reins to God, and lean into him. Then we can spend our days anticipating the remainder of our journey – well cared for and overflowing with abundant life.
May closeness to Jesus, willing dependence on Him, and LIFE BEYOND COMPARE be with you all!!!