When was the last time you ran smack dab into something BOLD?
What about BOLD and BEAUTIFUL?
Today is your lucky day!
The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I lack. (Psalm 23:1 HCSB)
That’s a bold as you get. Read it again.
This truth, taken at face value, is stunning.
Available to all people, at all times – means me. Now! In whatever mess I find myself in, whether of my own making or the poor choice or attitude of another.
I lack nothing.
But . . .
Verse 1 and 2 are a dynamic duo. Kindred spirits, united and entwined.
To release the treasure of verse 1 in my life, I must be convinced, convicted, and familiar with the stunning, life-altering, universal truth found in verse 2.
He lets me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
Do I follow where he leads?
Will I follow where he leads?
Sometimes he leads me to external/physical places of quiet to “sit and soak” him in . . . to rest.
Sometimes he leads me to internal/spiritual places of quiet to “sit and soak” in him . . . to rest.
This is the secret place where I have everything I need.