Your Word for This Day: “The Lord is my Shepherd”

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1

Seasonal migration of sheep, Caraces

Seasonal migration of sheep, Caraces

Psalm 23 begins with one of the names of God – The Lord.

The title lord  is given to the one who has authority over, and ownership of, others or things. A lord has power, dominion, authority and the right to master.

Immediately, the writer acknowledges the lordship of God, giving Him the honour and respect that is due to Him.

Who is the Lord?  Jesus Christ is the Lord. He us Lord because He rules over all.

Many of us acknowledge Jesus Christ as our Saviour, but not as our Lord.  We thank Him for His atoning work on Calvary, but we never allow Him to rule over us completely, and so, this makes our relationship with Him incomplete.

Before Jesus Christ can become our personal Shepherd, He must become our Lord.  We must surrender our wills and lives to Him, and be His servants.

When we call Jesus “Lord” it must be from a sincere attitude of the heart.  He must be your Lord at home and in the church.  He must be your Lord in the financial, intellectual, educational, recreational, emotional and social areas of your life.  In fact, Jesus must be Lord of all areas of your life or He is not Lord at all.

Today, let us make a fresh surrender of ourselves to Jesus Christ and make Him the true Lord of our lives.

Today’s Affirmation:

I choose to surrender my will to the higher will of God and allow Jesus Christ to rule and control my life. He is my Lord.

 

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