“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus”.
For the past few months, God has kept me focused on Psalm 23, and in Psalm 23:2, “he maketh me to lie down in green pastures”. The green pasture is God’s provision of sustenance, security, and serenity. The dictionary defines pasture as land covered with grass or plants suitable for animals to eat and depicts a picture of acres of lush, green grass with mountainous view. However, in the areas around Jerusalem, the hillsides are mainly dirt and sand—not a lot of green grass. An aerial view will show sprigs of grass and pathways where the shepherd leads the sheep until each has had enough to eat. This is how God shepherds us. Some days, he may bless us with a lot of sprigs and other days there may only be a little, BUT there will always be enough for what we need. God doesn’t “make” us lie down, our Father offers a green pasture that is a place of humility, process, abundance, peace and promise for those that seek it.
Going through the process may be messy, it may cause hurt, it may mean dis-connection from places and people, nevertheless–Let go and Let GOD.
Devotional Song: Jonathan Butler – I Stand on Your Word