Tuesday, October 11, 2016
“He makes me to lie down in green pastures…” Psalm 23:2
These three words are powerful! The Shepherd makes us. He makes us. We do not make ourselves, He makes us.
The art of making something involves a process.
Sometimes a recipe has to be followed or a pattern is needed to give direction while the thing is being made. Making something is not instantaneous; it involves time, patience and much stick-to-it-iveness.
Well, our Shepherd makes us. He has the pattern for each one of us. He knows the direction that must be followed. He also knows the end results.
How cooperative are we with the Shepherd? Do we allow Him to make us the way that He wants to?
Our position must be one of surrender. We must allow Him to do what He does best, and that is to care for us. He knows how much food we need, how much water we must have and all the other things that are necessary for our well-being.
Yes, the making process can be painful and discomforting, but if we would yield to the Shepherd it would be much easier than it feels. He knows what He is doing and He wants only the best for us. His thoughts towards us are of good and not of evil (Jeremiah 29:11).
Determine in your heart to allow the Good Shepherd to make you into what He wants you to be. You cannot make yourself. You cannot process yourself. Let the One who fashioned you after His image and likeness continue to mold you and shape you into His Divine Design for your life.
I surrender to the work of my Shepherd. I trust Him, and will let Him make me into what He wants me to be.