Five Minute Free Writes – Every week I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. Each week the prompt is revealed Thursday evening. You can find more information here.
This week our prompt is: Want
Setting the timer…..and begin…..
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
To know the depths of the provision of the Shepherd, I must know the Shepherd. True abiding will produce the fruit of satisfaction. In my Shepherd, I can trust I will never be poor in spirit or lacking in comfort for my heart. There is no promises of wealth or prosperity in this verse. Only, that my needs will be met.
Oh the depths of my needs…..if I truly grasp how poor I am, then knowing my Shepherd fills every void and every longing is such a powerful statement. To be a sheep in this Shepherd’s care means my pastures will always be green. Water will be readily available. When I am injured, He will gently comb through my heart to find the wound, and then heal it.
Good healing. Good love. Good care. Only a good Shepherd can provide satisfaction. To know my Shepherd as Lord means I know He will provide. To have such a Shepherd, so closely bonded to my heart, means I am taken care of. No amount of worry. Or stress will bring me to a place of comfort and rest. Only knowing my Shepherd, more and more will I find myself in a place of full peace and satisfaction.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
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