Time to practice meditating on His word, this time looking and thinking about each word of a phrase…“The LORD is my shepherd.”
The Lord is my shepherd. Wow, He is my shepherd!! He, through whom ALL things were created (John 1:3), is my shepherd. The Son of God, the Savior of the world, the King of Kings is my shepherd. The Messiah, the Lamb of God, the Word of God is my shepherd. He calls me His own. He redeemed me; He owns me. He wants to take care of me. How amazing is that?!!
The Lord is my shepherd. MINE!! He knows me, and He wants me to know Him! (John 10:14) This is really personal. Somehow He knows each of us personally. He loves each of us personally, not like a whole faceless mob of people…each and every one of us, by name. (John 10:3) We don’t get to absorb by osmosis the overflow of the relationship between our parents and Jesus, or our spouses and Jesus, or our friends and Jesus, or our church leaders and Jesus. This is about Jesus and me, and Jesus and you!
The Lord is my shepherd. A shepherd takes great pride in how well his sheep are cared for. He wants his flock to flourish and grow, and he keeps his flock safe. He scouts out the best places to lead his sheep to food and water. He knows what they need better than they do. They trust their shepherd completely. Do we?
Today in Prayer
Divine Dining: Jeremiah 15:16
- Meditate on Psalm 42:1-2. Pray for an increased hunger and thirst for God’s Word in your family and at Crossroads.
- Practice/recite the memory verse(s) you chose on day 1 this week.
“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are”
~ Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin