The Good Shepherd

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Psalm 23 (NASB)

This psalm never gets old for me. The more I read it, the more revelation the Lord gives me. In every season we go through, He can bring a fresh promise that applies to it because His Word is living and active.

I sure do need that reminder in the season I am in. Everywhere I turn these days, there is something around me changing. So much of my life feels unsteady, and though I’m not one for change, the older I get, the more I’m learning to embrace it. That is most assuredly a work of the Holy Spirit.

In times of transition, I desperately need to remember that Jesus is my Shepherd, that He is a good Shepherd who will tend, guide, and instruct me. I need to remember the weight of my circumstances doesn’t rest on my shoulders because after all, I’m not God. Sometimes I forget that. Sometimes I think I know better. Sometimes I think my plans are perfect or that I can fix everything.

 

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Worship Wednesday…Just Want You

 

“Take the lead of every step I make
Even if You tell my feet to wait
‘Cause where You are is where I wanna be
The depth of me is calling for the deep

I don’t want it if You’re not in it
I just want You
No, I don’t want it if You’re not in it
I just want You
Your heart, Your ways
Show me Your face
Your song and Your voice
Break through the noise
I don’t want it if You’re not in it
I just want You
No, I don’t want it if You’re not in it
I just want You, God

Whisper to me secrets of Your heart
‘Cause I want to discover all You are
I’m leaning into Heaven for a glimpse
And I will partner with Your presence here again

I don’t want it if You’re not in it
I just want You
No, I don’t want it if You’re not in it
I just want You
Your heart, Your ways
Show me Your face
Your song and Your voice
Break through the noise
I don’t want it if You’re not in it
I just want You
No, I don’t want it if You’re not in it
I just want You, just want You
Just want You, just want You, God

All that I see, be my everything
All that I dream, lay it at Your feet
All that I am, falling on my knees
I surrender, I surrender
All that I see, be my everything
All that I dream, lay it at Your feet
All that I am, falling on my knees
I surrender, I surrender

I don’t want it if You’re not in it
I just want You
No, I don’t want it if You’re not in it
I just want You

Just want You, just want You
Just want You, just want You
Just want You, just want You”

 

 

By Sarah Reeves

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