Thursday, October 18, 2012

His pasture

The Lord is my shepherd.
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. 

For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand

Know that the Lord, He is God. It is He who has made us and not we ourselves.
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Are we living in the Lord's pastures.  I thought about something a minister has said to me a couple times and I just really got it!  She said "my family has to seek God in order to find me".  See as we seek God and walk with God we dwell in His pasture.  It really does translate us into another place.  When she said that her family has to seek God to find her, I didn't really know what to think about that, but now I realize just how good that is.  We live in a culture that is busy and fast paced.  There is alot of pressure.  But the Lord makes his people to lie down in green pastures.  If we follow Him as sheep do a shepherd, He will always lead us to green pastures.  Shepherds don't lead their sheep to barren fields.  He leads them to fields where they can graze and have plenty of grass to eat.  Check this, some of us think that the Lord's pasture is just some place to escape to when life gets hard.  The Lords pasture is not somewhere to escape to when life gets hard, it is where His people are suppose to dwell all the time.  Colosians 3:3 says that you died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. As we lie down in the Lord's pasture,  there should be an outflow that blesses everyone around us. People are so caught up in "serving" the Lord when first and foremost you need to be grazing in His pasture.

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