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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1

 

According to scripture the most fitting metaphor used to describe God is that of a Shepherd. Not exactly the way we think of God. In prayer, I often refer to God as my King, Lord, Strong Tower, Redeemer, but don’t usually use Shepherd as a term of endearment for the King of the universe. Psalm 23 describes the treatment of the good Shepherd towards his sheep. He provides for them so that they lack nothing, he delivers them from death, and he even comforts them in their time of need. That’s who God is today. He is the protector and keeper of my soul, He is my strong tower and righteousness.

 

Recognizing the Lord as my Shepherd is as much about recognizing who I am as it is about who He is. I am Not just any sheep but I am His sheep. What a privilege it is to be a part of His family. As His sheep, I hear and recognize the sound of His voice, I am under the covering of the Shepherd, and I get to feed in His pasture. I further recognize that because I am with the Shepherd, I do not have to live in lack. I can imagine the Psalmist as he is reminiscing over some of the most difficult circumstances of his life and declaring, because God is my shepherd, “I shall not want.” There is a trust that God will always provide a way for me even when I fail to see a way.

 

My prayer for you today is that you will recognize God as your Shepherd who has come to deliver you from the hand of the enemy. There is no doubt that God is able to change your circumstance, but it’s up to you to be patient and wait upon His perfect timing.

 

 

 

Bible Reading Plan

Today's Scripture: Amos 4-6

Verse of the Day

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

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