By Erin Bird
Humans are VERY selfish creatures. Whether it's due to an addiction, or loneliness, or envy, or pain, we internally "want" on a regular basis. Even the most un-narcissistic person in the world has moments when he or she "wants" something, even if just for another person.
So what's up with King David? How in the world does he say, "I shall not want?"
To understand David, put the phrase back in context. In the past two weeks, we looked at the phrase "The Lord is my Shepherd." If you are a Jesus-follower, then Christ is to be your life's guide, your inner leader, your object of worship. Just as a sheep finds its comfort and protection in the presence of its shepherd, we are to find our identity and safety within the person of Jesus and His gospel.
And when Jesus is your source of joy, comfort, and contentment, you can truly say "I shall not want." Or another way to say it: "Jesus, you are enough."
So today, whenever you find yourself wanting things that you know will not draw your heart to Jesus, simply say a breath prayer of "Jesus, You are enough. I shall not want."
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