“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
“Talked about this verse in a Bible study the other night and haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I looked up the characteristics of a shepherd and sheep to simplify it a little. A shepherd is a leader, guide, provider, and protector of the flock and he has to be because the sheep are usually dumb, defenseless, and wanderers. Sometimes we think we are the shepherd of our lives and when we act that way we usually end up defenseless against wolves, hungry, and super lost and that’s exactly why we are sheep. To really live with the Lord as our shepherd, we have to get rid of our pride thinking “I’m the man”, humble ourselves and notice how small and weak we are and in that realize how big and powerful God is. I heard this the other day;
“The way we live our lives usually determines how big we see God.”
If we see God in a big way, the guide, provider, and protector, our shepherd, our lives will show it and we will never want because we will have everything we need. It will bring an abundance of contentment and joy because we aren’t in control, our shepherd is guiding us to green pastures, protecting us from wolves, and the only hunger we have is to know more of Him. I don’t know about y’all but when I look back at the times I thought I was the shepherd, contentment and joy were nowhere to be found. Can you imagine what would happen if give up our world and embrace being sheep that are guided by God, our shepherd? A big flock of sheep roaming around together following the biggest and most powerful Shepherd there is! World changing and Kingdom impact!!!