January 1st

 

“He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake”

🏋️‍♀️January 1st 2020: Psalm 23 is about journeying! The whole scripture is about the shepherd leading us through different places that alone we would perish in! We have talked a lot this week about the natural nature of sheep, they are independent, scatty, prone to wandering off and not able to find their way back! Sheep need to be rescued!🐏 The Hebrew meaning of today’s verse is that “He makes our paths straight” He puts that knowing in our spirits that the direction we are inclined to wander into will only put us in separation and danger! 🙅‍♀️ In the natural, the shepherd puts a bell around the neck of the sheep so when it wanders, He can retrieve it. In the Spirit, we have the presence of the Holy Spirit within us to ring that bell in our convictions when we get off course!🔔 We are totally capable of living capable lives in Christ, we are fully equipped to stay on the path and not wander off on our own! We are designed to be guided and led by the one who shepherds us daily, who keeps us in companies for our safety and longevity.🙋‍♀️ How marvelous that the shepherd knows the way! His focus is not on finding the way, but in leading the flock on that clear path in safety! Sheep would never be able to find the way themselves! Matthew 7 v 14 tells us that the path without Him is hard! He can lead us into righteousness because He is fully righteous!When we allow Him to lead us on the journey, we do it for the sake of His name. In other words, we journey correctly by being led by Him, and that gives credit not to the sheep, but to the shepherd! We experience safety, mercy, righteousness and grace because the shepherd leads us by His intent to care for us! When we are led, He is glorified!🤲 and there is no round of applause for our flesh, just worship and glory to the one leading us in truthful ways!🙋‍♀️ Today, think about it. Is your bell ringing constantly as you stray? Are you in need of constant rescue as you separate yourself from the herd? Are you wandering off the path because you are not focused on the voice of the shepherd? Let’s get new energy to be led today! To stay on the path and enjoy the journey in safety! #Hisglory!🙋‍♀️ #ledordead?🙋‍♀️

 

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