Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do His just commands.
Sheep are not known for their intelligence. In fact, as far as animals go, they are probably among the least smart. Without the shepherd, they’d never survive.
The Psalmist wrote, “we are the sheep of Your pasture” and “The Lord is my shepherd.” Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd.”
It’s easy to think we’ve got it under control and make our plans for the life we want. We can so quickly forget how much we need the Lord’s guidance and protection. We can forget to seek His face and place priority on time with Him.
Our marriages need less of our planning and more of His leading. I’m convinced of that fact. What if we made a commitment to stop pushing ahead with our plans and start putting aside more time for abiding in Him? I can’t imagine how that would change the face of our marriages and our homes and churches and our communities and our world!
Lord, we like to think we can do it on our own. We trust in our abilities and competence. We make our plans and push ahead with our goals. But what we really need is You. Change our hearts, Lord, and give us this one passion: to seek You always. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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