It has been a great week!First, I started the week off with the Awaken post encouraging you that regardless of where you are that God wants to use you right here and now.(Here is the link to “Awaken: Regardless of…” if you missed it: http://tinyurl.com/n2jab5w )Then, we dove a little deeper in the Exchange post of the week based on Mark 1:16-20 and how Jesus calls us to live a “net-free life.” We are called to give everything and live an all in lifestyle.(Here is the link to “Exchange: Net-Free Life” if you missed it: http://tinyurl.com/o6wsbwy )So that brings us to today’s Reflect post. I love Fridays because I am able to share with you what I have been reading and how God has spoken to me through my daily devotions. So take your seat Around the Table and enjoy!Today’s Reflect post is off of Psalm 121:
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and forevermore. (NRSV)
Reading this passage I was just struck at what it means for God to be our shepherd. I heard growing up that He is the Good Shepherd that watches over His flock and how He will guide me by clear waters, but I struggled at understanding what that meant.
This passage clearly shows what a shepherd does–what our Shepherd does.
The Lord is your Shepherd and He will not sleep keeping watch over you. You are like His new prized sheep. He will not sleep or rest now that you are in his care.
Life is different.
The Great Shepherd is keeping watch over you.
What more could you need?
Prayer:Lord,Teach me today to trust you in all that I do, not just a passive trust, but an active trust that seeks you out. Show somebody today that you are their Shepherd and they have nothing to want. I pray for the division in this nation. Move our hearts towards love and reconciliation, in Jesus name. Thank you for you blessings.In Jesus Name,AmenJoin me and take your seat Around the Table by subscribing today.Also, come live life with me on Instagram and Twitter: @grantjreynolds
Come back Monday for the Awaken post.