TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
“The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.”
Psalm 23:1 (NLT2)
PANIC: BELIEVE GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF ME
The story is told of an old Navajo Indian who became rich when oil was found on his property. He took all the money and put it in a bank. His banker became familiar with the habits of this old gentleman. Every so often, the Indian would show up at the bank and say to the banker, “Grass all gone, sheep all sick, water holes all dry.”
Without a word, the banker would take the old Indian into the vault, show him several bags of silver dollars, and say, “All this is yours.” The old man would spend about an hour stacking up the dollars and counting them. Then he’d return the bags to their places, come out of the vault, and say, “Grass all green, sheep all well, water holes all full.” (source unknown)
It is amazing the change that comes over us when we simply review our resources and count our blessings. In the 23rd Psalm the psalmist is counting the resources he has because God is his shepherd. On Sunday, Mike taught us that God as our Shepherd does 4 things: He provides, He protects, He guides, and He corrects. Take some time and think of one example of a time you know God has done each of those shepherding tasks in your life. Praise God for being your Shepherd.