Dickie Brown, a British sheep farmer, says sheep will not drink from moving water. When he brought his flock to a small stream, he used rocks to dam up a shallow portion providing a place where the water was “still” so that the sheep could – and would – drink and be refreshed. Even though thirsty, his directionally-challenged sheep had to be led to the water. Dickie’s care for his sheep was constant.
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. Psalm 23:2
Jesus has provided living water to satiate your spiritual thirst. He gently leads you to Himself and then stays constantly beside you. In John 10, He calls you sheep, and reminds you that He is the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for you.
Give gratitude in your prayer time today for His everlasting presence with you. Then boldly stand in prayer beside others who need to experience the Good Shepherd’s love…whether family or friends. And be particularly inclusive of all who serve in America’s federal government, from President Obama to the lowest intern, that they, too, might find the Lord’s still waters and green pastures.
Recommended Reading: John 4:7-15