Dan was reflecting on Psalm 23 in his Lenten journey, writing about the times we go through dark valleys… reading it and reflecting on my own life caused me to turn to the Psalm myself this morning and I the very first verse stopped me in my tracks.
The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing!
Over the years I have been praying on a regular basis – Lord help me to love, for I lack the ability to love and I can’t love others as you would have me love them!
In reading Psalm 23 I was convicted that I do not lack the ability to love and I do not lack for anything…
Therefore, I have the ability to
- Love myself, God and others.
- Be patient.
- To be kind.
- To be merciful.
- To be self controlled.
- To be forgiving.
- To go through and work through difficult circumstances.
- To be joyful.
The real question is not one of lack, or ability. The real issue to face up to and to answer is,Am I willing to do these things?