“He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” Psalm 23:3b
Sheep have very poor eyesight. They cannot see more than fifteen yards in front of them. Therefore they can not tell if the path they are following leads to a cliff or a green pasture. (We often say someone is as blind as a bat…we should say they are as blind as a sheep.)
Like sheep we cannot see the future. We don’t know what is going to happen this afternoon let alone next year. But we have a shepherd who sees it all.
We face decisions everyday that will change our lives and God wants to direct us to make the right decisions. Our choices are important. We win or loose by the way we choose!
When a dog gets lost, it has an incredible ability to find its way home. Sheep, however, have no sense of direction, no instinct for finding home. They desperately need the shepherd to guide them always.
We face decisions everyday that leave us wondering which path we should take. The good shepherd will lead you in right decisions. Ask him to lead you. Listen for his voice to direct you. Believe that he is guiding you.
Today, ask the Shepherd to guide you every step of the way.