I am the Good Shepherd, I feed my sheep and I lead them beside still waters. Do you know why I lead them to still waters? When a sheep is in rough water it can easily slip and get carried away. If its wool becomes too heavy it can easily drown them. It is my love for the sheep that I will lead them to still waters. My desire for you is that you do not get weighed down. Even in the midst of upheaval, my desire is to lead you through the still waters of peace. I chase after those I care for, and I will protect you from harm. I have good pastures to lead you to and I will hold nothing good back from you. The enemy roars like a Lion; he is lurking, waiting for the opportunity to attack, but you are always protected when you stay close to your shepherd. Take time to lie down and rest, allowing me to nourish you. My desire is for you to know you are never alone and that I am always here.
Activation: Are you being carried away by the cares of your day-to-day life? Are they too heavy and do you feel like you are drowning? Look to me, allow me to lead you away from things that weigh you down. Talk with me about these things and hand your burdens over. I will gladly lead you through with my peace. Watch your trust in me grow as you implement this practice in your daily life.
Psalm 23:1-3 (NKJV)
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness, For His name’s sake.
Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.