A couple of years ago, my daughter was 9 and we were talking about going shopping at Kohl’s. She asked me if I could give her $20 and I, in my, in my head, I knew that I was willing to just buy her whatever that day. I had already determined in my head that I was just going to get her something nice.
And so $20 was not a limit that I had in mind, but she asked me for 20 bucks. And so I was like, well, would you rather have $20 to go shopping? Or would you rather just have me there with you while you go shopping?
And she stopped and she thought about it for a moment. And she said… ummm $20 please. Because in her head, $20 was the goal. She just wanted 20 bucks.
So many times we do this when it comes to our relationship with God. We would rather have God’s gifts than have God himself, we would rather have a Blessing from God than just to be with the Lord.
Psalm chapter 23:1 says, “the Lord is my shepherd. I have all that I need.” He wasn’t saying the Lord is my shepherd. I have enough food for the day. The Lord is my shepherd, I’m going to retire wealthy. No, he was saying, the Lord is my shepherd…I have the Lord…I have enough!
I’m good. As long as I have my dad going shopping with me, I’ll be all right. As long as I’m in the presence of my father, I don’t have much to worry about. I can trust that my daily bread is going to come. It might not be on the table right now, but I know it’s on the way because I have my shepherd. The Lord is my shepherd.
I have all that I need.
Hey, question for you. Do you have all that you need?