Everything We Need – Why Wander in the Desert?

For the past two weeks, we’ve only begun to see the riches God has for His children. I know that these reflections have increased my yearning for the life Jesus died to give us. 

And He intends for us to live that life! Psalm 23 is a picture of the abundance, assurance, love, strength, peace, and security He has for us. When we are invited to this, why would we go wandering off into barren lands?

I know that we have a tendency to skim over familiar Scriptures, but take some time today to shut out all other voices. Read Psalm 23 and savor the richness of this life. Truly, He gives us everything we need.  

The LORD is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
    he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name.

Even when I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
    for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
    protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
    My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
    all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the LORD forever.

Then thank the Father for pursuing you with His love and mercy,
   thank Jesus for bringing you into green meadows beside peaceful streams,
      thank the Spirit for guiding you along right paths to the house of the Lord,
          both now and forever.



Scripture: Psalm 23 (NLT)

Photo credit: Lana Turner

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