Friday, February 8, 2013

I Shall Not Want...

Some versions say,
"I lack nothing..." Psalm 23:1b

If only I could keep this perspective in a world that tells me I lack everything! I need a better one of these or a new one of that. I could use improvement in lots of areas and I need fill-in-the-blank in order to be my best self. And I should be my best self because I deserve it!

This life is not about me. 

It's about HIM.

I lack nothing in my Heavenly Father. I am whole. The world can take nothing He has given and the world cannot make me thirst or hunger. It cannot add anything to me that makes me more valuable. It can only dangle things in front of my eyes and entice me to believe the lies that...

I'm only beautiful if I...
I'm only worthy of love if I...
I'm only successful if I...

The lies swirl around me day and night, keeping me striving for more...There's got to be more.

I have everything and more that I could ever need in this world and the gracious shepherd has seen fit to add to me Himself. Food and water that does not, that cannot run out. I will set my eyes on truth.

"You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing." Psalm 145:16

Satisfy these desires Lord, like only you can.

By simply opening your hand.

You have opened your hand and I am forever grateful.

"Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; And he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food." Isaiah 55:1-2
"...and let your soul delight in abundance."Is. 55:2b (NKJV)
 "...and your soul will delight in the richest of fare." (NIV)

 Jesus said, "...but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst." John 4:14 
And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to be shall never hunger, and he that believes in me shall never thirst."

"The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." 1 John 2:17 
This is who my Shepherd is.

I     lack     nothing.

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