The Lord shepherds me.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1

In the Septuagint, the Greek version of the Old Testament that is most commonly quoted in the New Testament, this verse says, "The Lord shepherds me, I shall lack nothing."

"The Lord shepherds me." What a beautiful picture of trust and submission for I know He is God, He is Good, and His thoughts are always towards me continually.

"How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me. And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!" (Psalm 139:17 TLB)

"I shall lack nothing." Why? Because He is not just Provider, He is the Provision. He is my Pasture in which to feed and be nourished. My Water of life and refreshment. The Lord is my Shelter and Dwelling Place. He is the Truth and Path of Righteousness. His Spirit Comforts me and gives me gifts of grace to meet every need.

“He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are young…they shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them… (Isaiah 40:11; 49:10).

"Thank you, Oh Good Shepherd, for your love and watch care over me and my little flock. May we trust you absolutely and submit to you wholeheartedly. May we be more mindful of your voice, your hand, and your staff this year as you shepherd our lives."

Sincerely,

Ed

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