Monday’s Moment With God
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. Psalms 23:1
The Role of Our Shepherd
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming. You get beaten down and broken. Everything seems as if it is crumbling around you. It is in these broken moments of our lives that God wants us to come to him. There is such a simple and effective solution to all of your troubles. The solution… open your bible, open your heart and open the door for God to work in your life today.
When everything else is falling apart, you can trust that God will strengthen you (Isaiah 41:10). The role of a shepherd is to provide, protect and lead his flock. These are all things that God does for us. We are told that he will always provide all your needs (Philippians 4:19). When bills won’t stop piling up, the house is falling apart, or you’ve just lost a job you can rest assured that the Lord will provide for you. There is nothing to fear in these times of distress because your needs will be met.
You may be fearful of things that happen in your life, but the Lord is your protector. The Lord will keep you from all harm, he will watch over your life (Psalms 121:7). Yes, bad things may happen to you. Things that are hurtful and sometimes tragic, but your God does not make mistakes and he wants nothing more than to protect you from all pain. Holding tightly to that promise when you are scared or anxious will help ease your worry.
Is it not so comforting to know that you don’t have to stress out about the paths your life will take? You have a shepherd to lead you to exactly where you are meant to go. Your steps are ordered by the Lord (Psalms 37:23). Yes you have the will power to make your own decisions, but you also have to ability to open your heart to the Lord in times of decision. He will guide you, but he cannot do that if you do not let him in.
Allowing God to Be Our Shepherd
God wants to be apart of your life and come into your heart always. He created you and loves you more than you can even imagine. He gave you the power to choose to let him in or choose to keep yourself closed off. God will not be able to enter your heart and be your shepherd if you are unwilling to ask him into your life.
In order to have God become a daily part of who you are, you have to include him in your daily life. That means opening your bible up and taking time each day to be in his word. If that is just for a few minutes then that is fine. Maybe in those few minutes you will read exactly the words he wanted to place on your heart for the day. Open the door.
In order to have God become a daily part of who you are, you have to include him in your daily life.
You Will Lack Nothing
With God you can be at ease always because he will continually make sure you have all you need. No, I am not saying you will always have all you WANT, but you will certainly have all you need. Physical things may not always be plenty, but there will be enough. On the other hand, none of us may feel we need the hateful boss, the grumpy husband or the screaming child, but if that is what we are given today then embrace it. God may be using you as his vessel today and be providing what that boss, husband or child needs from him, through you!
- Keep your words kind.
- Always be humble and show grace, we never truly know what someone else may be going through.
- Spread God’s love through your actions.
- See everyone through God’s lens, not your own.
When you allow God into your heart you will lack nothing. Peace will surround you even when things start to seem overwhelming. God loves you with every ounce of his being and wants you to love him just as deeply. When you feel broken, scared and as if you have lost it all, remember that God has provided you with all you need. There is no need to be afraid or discouraged, God is with YOU!