Daily Word for Monday, August 10, 2015
God asks Ezekiel in Chapter 37 verse 3, “Can these bones live?” Ezekiel answered, “O Lord, You know.” He was saying to God, “I’m not in charge, You are!”
Much of the challenge we face in our walk with God has to do with us reaching for and grabbing the reins of control as they relate to our own lives and stepping into an area of authority we are both un-anointed and un-appointed to handle.
Knowing who we are not is as critical as knowing who we are. The Psalmist David said, most assuredly, in Psalm 23:
• “The Lord is my Shepherd.”
– God leads and cares for me.
• “I shall not want.”
– My deepest needs shall be met.
• “He makes me to lie down in green pastures.”
– God makes me free to rest.
• “He leads me besides still waters.”
– God supplies me with safe, life-giving water.
• “He restores my soul.”
– God keeps me in perfect peace.
• “He leads me in the paths of righteousness…”
– God always keeps His promise to lead me to the right paths.
• “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me.”
– God hasn’t given me a spirit of fear; He protects me.
• “Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
– God’s watchful eyes and strong hands make me feel safe.
• “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”
– Nothing can keep God from caring and providing for me.
• “You anoint my head with oil.”
– God is my healing balm.
• “My cup overflows.”
– God has made me a reservoir of His goodness and grace.
• “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.”
– What a life! God is always with me.
• “And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
– I shall live eternally with God.
Friend, think on these things!
Peace and blessings!