ROOTED - Thursday, September 22, 2022


We are taking a break from Wesleyan this week.  Makayla, our Student Ministries Director, will be writing our ROOTED devotions this week.  Enjoy!

 

The power of thanksgiving

 

Psalms 23:1

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

 

Reflection

In different seasons in our lives, the word enough has varying meanings and degrees. There are seasons when there is not enough time in the day, insufficient funds to take care of the basic needs, or perhaps even the feeling that we are not enough. Hearing the words that we lack nothing is challenging to accept because often, our perfect personal idea of enough fleets as soon as we open our eyes. Dishes were left in the sink, relationships take instead of give, and the baby gets a fever as soon as there are five minutes to get on our knees to cry out to the Lord for help. Enough does not seem attainable, and to give thanks amidst the stress and struggle is reaching of the soul. Yet, this scripture reminds us that the Lord isn’t just enough to fill our cups; He is enough so that we do not lack. The wary reach and calling on the Lord’s name are always met with a strong grasp from our shepherd that guides us back into a steady and loving embrace that isn’t just enough; it is perfect. Let us give thanks, for we truly lack nothing.  


Prayer

Heavenly Father and shepherd of my life, I stand in a place of thanksgiving, for I know that I truly lack nothing because I am in the presence of everything. Thank you, Lord, for chasing after me and returning to safety where I have sufficient. I love you, Lord, and I am grateful that I have the privilege to know You and to be known by You. In Your precious name, Amen.