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“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:6
There should be constant communication kept up between you and God for you to receive his providence. This way you will know He will shower you with his comforts, when you show you are desperate for his comforts, and most importantly when you also show you’re destitute of the other comforts. God’s favour comes to us, when all our services are directed at him, through Christ. By this way, we draw near to the throne of grace with acceptance, by faith we perceive this way, and in prayer we approach by it. In answer to prayer we receive all needful blessings of providence and grace.
I shall not want!
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1
I shall not want because The Lord who is my shepherd, gives me quiet and contentment in the mind, whenever I need it and whatever the lot is. I trust that he cares for me so much that I’ve no reason to doubt his love and care for me, neither am I discontent. “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:2-4
I shall not want, because I have all I need, and that’s him – my shepherd!
Jesus said in John 10:7-11,14-15
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep…I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep , and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
Beware of those that say they are shepherds yet they are thieves. Jesus said, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” Thieves are not so, but they are come to steal, and kill, and destroy your life.
A good shepherd prepares a table for you in the presence of your enemies, and he anoints your head with oil. “But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep...” John 10:12 -13
I shall not want, or be concerned or be worried about where he leads me, or make me lie down, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4). I’ve faith in his rod and staff and yoke and word and spirit – for they comfort me! “Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.” John 6:68-69