September 21, 2020 Spirit Meat Devotional :- YOU BEGIN TO BE IN WANT WHEN YOU DON’T FOLLOW THE LEADER – Psalms 23:1
We need to recognize that the way not to be in want is to allow the leading of the Shepherd. Decide within yourself that He is leading, and you are following Him, “…The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.” When you begin to be in want, you are either not following the leader, or you are following the wrong leader.
To follow the leader implies allowing Him to supply counsel to the critical decisions of your life. You may be going to church, doing all your religious exercises, but who are you truly following? Whose counsel provides you guidance? Whose words do you consider when you are making plans? When it comes to major life choices, who and what are responsible for those choices? Think about this critically.
Has it been your classmate, colleague, landlady, mother, or aunt that decides for you? How did you choose a spouse or your career path? Why did you choose that degree or to study in that university? Why did you decide to settle your family in that town? Have you really allowed God to weigh in on those major decisions?
God leads His people to a wealthy place, but you must deliberately trust and daily make the choice to let Him be your Shepherd. Even if your path feels like a dried parch right now, if you will let Him lead, you are assured of a brighter tomorrow. There are no guarantees of green pastures and still waters anywhere else outside of Him.
PRAYER: Father, I give You lordship over my life. I choose to follow Your leadership every day. I will arrive at the green pastures and still waters You have made ready for me. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 37:1-38:22, Galatians 6:1-18, Psalms 65:1-13, Proverbs 23:24