“Bow down and worship the Lord our Creator! The Lord is our God, and we are his people, the sheep he takes care of in his own pasture. Listen to God’s voice today!” (Psalms 95: 6-7, Contemporary English Version)
Try to take on the mindset of a sheep. Get into that humble place of trust and obedience. You are in a pasture that is perfect for your sustenance as well as for your exercise, your healthy growth, your play. And you are not alone in this place. You know that there is a Shepherd, and when He calls to you, you hear His voice above all else. You know His job is to protect you and lead you, and so you listen and follow. Naturally.
We dwell in God’s own pasture. This is where He cares for us—in this gentle and perfect place of His own Mind, this secret place which is also large and lovely. We can’t wander out of His pasture into a dangerous place. Nor do we at any time possess that pasture, own its assets, or have the power to either make it more beautiful or to mess up its fruitfulness and comfort.
The pasture belongs to God and yet it is ours to enjoy freely. This pasture is Life, and God is Life. You roam without limits and yet safe in God’s Life. He is in control of this Life-pasture. He keeps it full of what is healthy and good and pleasing and wise for our care. Listen for God’s voice today. Hear your Shepherd telling you that you are safe, that you are cared for, that you are the little sheep that trust and obeys easily because you know so well that you are perfectly loved.
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