Praise God that our Good Shepherd desires, and makes it possible for us, to have a relationship with Him!
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Ps 23:1 ESV
I shall not want. This does not mean we will never desire to have things in this world. We will always have needs, as well as wants, but we should never mix those two up. God is not obligated to grant us everything we crave after. He is not a genie in a lamp where we can name it and claim it! But better yet, God will always give us what we need. As I have said, and will continue to gently remind us, sheep are dumb. Do we really know what we need? How about if I gave you the keys to a brand new sports car, but told you it would cause you to have a car accident that would devastate you and others? Would you still think you just have to have it? My point is God sees what we do not see, just like a shepherd understands things the sheep simply cannot.
Sheep need a shepherd. So if we cannot take care of ourselves, why do we constantly question the care our Good Shepherd gives us? This is, once again, Pride still in us, trying to have our way, with our limited understanding. It is only as we continue to grow in Christ, trusting Him in whatever our circumstances may be, that we want for nothing. We will be content and then, we shall not want! “I shall not want anything that You do not want to give me, Lord!” Let this be our prayer today!
Join me in memorizing 52 verses this year:
January: 1- Jn 3:16; 2- 2Co 5:17; 3- Jas 2:26; 4- Eph 2:10
February: 5- Jn 10:10; 6- Ro 6:23; 7- Rev 21:4; 8- Php 4:13
March: 9- 1Pe 5:7; 10- Jn 8:32; 11- Dt 30:19; 12- Jn 3:30; 13- 2Chron 20:3
April: 14- 2Chron 20:12; 15- 2Chron 20:15b; 16- 2Chron 20:17
May: 17- Ro 8:28; 18- 1Co 13:13; 19- Php 2:12; 20- Mt 5:4
June: 21- Lk 23:42; 22- Jas 4:7; 23- Pr 22:6; 24- Mt 5:3; 25- Jn 14:6
July: 26- Jas 2:19; 27- Dt 31:8; 28- Jn 14:15; 29- Jn 8:11
August: 30- Ro 8:1; 31- Pr 4:23; 32- Pr 18:21; 33- Ps 118:24; 34- 1Jn 4:4
35- Mt 16:24
36- Isa 53:6
37- Ps 23:1
<>< Peace, Diane