Monday, October 17, 2016
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.” Psalm 23:1-2
God leads us by the still waters. One of the places that the leader leads us is by still waters.
Life is a journey, and as we all know, one has to be prepared when going on a journey. There are some basic necessities that we must have to ensure that we make it to the end of the journey.
Our Shepherd is taking such good care of us that even though we may not know all that is needed for the journey, He provides it.
He knows that we need water, so He leads us to a place where we can find water. He ensures that the waters are still, calm and serene, so that we can be refreshed with, and refreshed in. The picture that comes to mind is one of a soft gentle flowing stream with clean clear water – water so transparent that you can see your reflection in it.
Our Shepherd chooses this for us. He will never allow the sheep to go near turbulent waters that can harm them. He leads us into a place of quiet rest so that we can be refreshed and restored and be prepared to continue the journey.
In quietness and confidence is our strength (Isaiah 30:15). As we walk beside the still water we are at rest, and the peace of God floods our souls. We regain strength to continue to run the race of life.
Let the Shepherd lead you beside the still waters today so that you can be victorious over every situation that confronts you.
I allow my Shepherd to guide me in the path of peace. I am one with my God and all is well.