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, David obviously might have noticed how each sheep did not show any sign of worry over what to eat and drink and how to stay protected each new day. They were completely relaxed and happy to be led by him to graze on green pastures, drink from calm waters, have their strength restored after long walks and finally kept safe from all attacks. The sheep simply did not lack anything!The shepherd provided it all. Theirs was just to follow the shepherd 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!
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to follow you lead!
Confession: I follow where God leads. I shall never be in want!