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‘The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.’ Psalm 23:1 NKJV It’s easy to say, ‘The Lord is my shepherd,’ but how can you tell if it’s real for you or if you’re just saying the words? Here is a simple test: when you need help, who do you turn to first? Most people go [...]

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Your personal guide

‘The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.’ Psalm 23:1 NKJV

It’s easy to say, ‘The Lord is my shepherd,’ but how can you tell if it’s real for you or if you’re just saying the words? Here is a simple test: when you need help, who do you turn to first? Most people go to God only after they have tried everything else. And when nothing else is working, then they try praying. Think about your last crisis. Whatever or whoever you turned to first for help, that’s your shepherd. A man on a trip to the African rainforests was following a guide. As they pushed deeper into the jungle, the guide with his machete was whacking away at the thick growth that rose up like a wall before them. ‘How do you know where to go?’ the man asked. ‘Where’s the path?’ The guide replied, ‘I am the path.’

Life is like a jungle; you need a guide who knows where he is going and what he is doing. And here on earth, who qualifies for such a job? One person only—the Lord! There will never be a day when you don’t need His guidance, and you can have it if you really want it. The Bible says, ‘… He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out … He walks ahead of them, and they follow Him because they know His voice’ (John 10:3-4 NLT).

What a promise! There are lots of different voices vying for your attention, including some who care about you and some who don’t. But Jesus, your shepherd, is the one voice you can always trust when it comes to guidance. That’s why it’s important to ‘know his voice’.

SoulFood: Jer 45-48 Mark 2:13-17 Ps 25:16-22 Pro 10:4-7

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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