OPEN HEAVEN 12 SEPTEMBER 2020 SATURDAY: IS HE YOUR SHEPHERD?
OPEN HEAVEN 12 SEPTEMBER 2020 Memorise: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
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Psalm 23 is one of my favourite Scriptures because it shows clearly our (the sheep) total dependence on God (our Shepherd) as well as His capacity and willingness to provide for our needs.
In this Psalm, God provides sleep for His sheep “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. Thus when am tired, He gives me rest not just anywhere, but in green pastures. A sheep lying in green pastures has so much food that he sleeps in it. That is extreme abundance.
He leadeth me beside the still waters, so I can drink to my satisfaction. “He restoreth my soul” means I will never be depressed because my soul is refreshed ways. “He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness” assures me of divine guidance. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me” tells me His presence will be with me so much so that I can bring down any mountain. “Thy rod” means correction He can reprove me when I err; what love! “…and thy staff, they comfort me” means even in my low moments, I will never lack comfort. “Thou preparedst a table before me” is divine catering. Is there ever a better caterer than the Almighty? “In the presence of my enemies” shows security, real security! “Thou anointest my head with oil..” When God Himself pours oil on your head, nothing can be impossible for you. “My cup runneth over” refers to overtflowing blessings. “Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me…” not for a week or a year, but “All the days of my life…” Isn’t that wonderful? Everywhere go, goodness and mercy will be my escorts. Then it says I have somewhere to dwell – “in the house of the Lord, forever and ever!” Amen.
God has provided everything: He is a great provider! However, these benefits are only for the sheep. Are you one? Do you obey God’s every instruction, follow His path, know His voice? If you are yet to come into the family of God, it is high time you gave your life to Chris so He can become your Shepherd.
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OPEN HEAVEN 12 SEPTEMBER 2020 Key Point: God has made every provision available in Christ;
you just have to tap into it.