Scripture Reading: Psalm 23:1
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Reflections: David boldly starts off his Psalm with the words ‘The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want’. This is not mere rhetoric. His experiences as a shepherd boy led him to come to this conclusion. During his childhood, as he tendered his fathers flock, he obviously might have noticed how each sheep did not show any sign of worry over what to eat and drink or how to stay protected each new day. They were completely relaxed and happy to be led by him as they grazed on green pastures, drank from calm waters, had their strength restored after long walks and finally kept safe from all attacks. The sheep simply did not lack anything! David as the shepherd provided it all. Theirs was just to follow him with all confidence each day! With such an experience, David could easily discern that the relationship that exists between the shepherd and the sheep was just comparable to that of God and man. With this hindsight, all he needed to do was just to follow where God leads and pronto he will not lack. As long as you can follow where God leads, you shall not be in want! Keep following where God leads!
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to follow where you lead!
Confession: I follow where God leads. I shall never be in want!