Another devotional that really hit home for me and brought some encouragement. :) Hope it can help others here too. :)
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 10:01 PM PST
The Lord is my shepherd—He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters. Psalm 23:2
Keep your eyes on the Shepherd! The Shepherd of the 23rd Psalm.In the second verse, David the poet becomes David the artist. His quill becomes a brush, his parchment a canvas, and his words paint a picture. A flock of sheep on folded legs, encircling a shepherd. Bellies nestled deep in the long shoots of grass. A still pond on one side, the watching shepherd on the other. “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters” (Psalm. 23:2 NKJV).
Note the two pronouns preceding the two verbs. He makes me … He leads me …
Who is the active one? Who is in charge? The Shepherd. The shepherd selects the trail and prepares the pasture. The sheep’s job—our job—is to watch the Shepherd.