Here comes another long unorganized ramble. :)
The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.
What an interesting statement. I really need this as a reminder. Should I be free from all of the normal typical wants. Especially a college kid wants. Wanting a SUCCESSFUL life (As in never failing. HAH), wanting a family in the (near) future, wanting to get the best out of life, material possessions, to be capable, perfect friendships and relationships, etc. But wait, the lord is my shepherd i shall not want. Does this include all of these things.
Typically, I think of the “bad” worldly things that we so often get our eyes on when it comes to this verse, but lately, this is not so.
We have been freed from out bondage to sin. Us wantign and seeking to find what pleases us, making us the center of our lives. You know the whole me addiction thing. I’ve heard it over and over again. But what about the normal things that aren’t really looked on as bad. The things mentioned at the top of this post. Funny thing is yes. All of these good, noble, normal things are part of this self centered sin. These things become tie downs, and bondage. Just not in the typical Sunday school style.
I recently wrote a song about this. It was cool how it all came together so quickly but are we really free? Its easy to say that I am free from all of the typical bondages but really? I think these wants, desires, whatever you want to call them, have become the same thing.
I mean, as a worship leader I have sung and lead singing countless times about God being all that I need. All that I want. Oh man was I wrong. And I think we overlook the magnitude of that statement way to easily.
The lord is my shepherd i shall not want. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.
In my weakness you are strong, but oh what grace that we have, we now live. FREE.