The Lord is my shepherd - I shall NOT WANT! When I do not want - I do not expect - when I do not expect - I am not disappointed. When I am not disappointed - my hope is not deferred and my heart is not sickened. The tranquility of soul this freedom from want creates produces a godliness with contentment in me.This is a GREAT GAIN. My life becomes one of guidance rather than grabbing. I am freed from any focus on what I lack and begin to rejoice in the Lord who is with me. I now abound in gratitude and thankfulness for His daily kindness to walk with me. This guided life "restores my soul" and I enter into the Lord's rest in that secret inner tranquilitybeside the still waters of His presence. Since I no longer WANT - I escape the corruption in the world that is caused by lusts. I am so contented with my Lord that the old lusts lose their attraction. I discover the mystery Jesus spoke of when He said "whoever loses his life for MY SAKE shall find it". The Lord is my shepherd - I no longer want - I am too busy discovering all the riches IN HIMthat He so freely shares with me as we walk together.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon