Hi Friend, Today is the last day of our 14-day immersing in God’s word devotion. If you have been with us for all 14 days of devotion – very well done to you, I trust these days been a blessing to you as it has been for me honestly. If you haven’t had a chance to join us here you go, you can read it day by day:
Day 4 – YOUR DOUBT = CONVICTION
Day 7 – SERVE YOURS , SERVE OTHERS = SERVING THE LIVING GOD
Day 9 – THE COUNTRY OF MOAB / PART 2
Day 11 – CALL TO THE LORD, HEART PRAYER
Day 13 – TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER
Around 1000BC, It seems King David written down my heart prayer to God. When I open Psalms 23 – a whole new world opens to me. A shepherd boy from the town of Bethlehem and the youngest son of Jesse of the tribe of Judah where the prophet Samuel anointed him as the King of Israel.
” The LORD is my shepherd; I shall no want.
He Maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Amen” Psalms 23
Pslams 23 – Confidently and bravely written by David. King David fought many battles; he only admitted God as his shepherd also acknowledged him as a warrior. He was not only a shepherd boy who fought and defeated Goliath – but he also softened his heart who sought His God eagerly.
When God lets you lie down on green pastures means – He looks after you, and you do not need to be worried about how do I do this, and how do I do that? God takes care of the sheep. When the sheep are thirsty- He leads them to the still and sweet waters that they can drink and their life back to them. God does not allow your bones to die because of dryness; He leads you, He found a way for you. God will open the door to you that you never expected.
He guides you in the right way. Even though you walk in the darkest places, He is with you, and you drank the living water at the still waters! And – After arriving at the still waters – He restores your soul, A rescuer came along and restored you to life. You have the Bible as your rod, and you have Faith as your staff, take them along with you- they will be your shield. God anointed you with the Holy Spirit’s oil.
So, You continue as His Goodness and Mercy will be with you every single day.
What is your task to do now? Dwelling and calming yourself in the presence of the Lord.
” I am the good shepherd..” John 10:11
Questions to ponder: Do you know your good shepherd personally? What does mean God is my shepherd?
Remember: He is a good shepherd.
Written by Dariush Youkhaneh