#Ideclare The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. Psalms 23:1. What do you lack? What do you need? What exactly is it that you want? Are you unemployed, call upon Jesus. Are you single looking to be married, call upon the good shepherd for a good companion. Are you hungry, call upon Jesus the good shepherd to feed you, do you need clothing? Jesus is more than able to clothe you, do you need shelter? Jesus can provide. Do you need guidance, counselling, comfort, protection? What do you need? Call upon the name of Jesus. He is a good shepherd and he will look after you.
Shepherds lead. Shepherds guide and guard. Shepherds direct. They are responsible for the safety and welfare of their flocks. As a good shepherd, the Lord looks after the welfare of his children. He makes sure that they are in good health, they are fed, sheltered, guided and guarded, well rested, provided for, they lack nothing. Even their hair is taken care of.
King David understood the role of shepherds. More so he understood the role of Jesus as the good shepherd. That is why he said, the Lord is his shepherd. He acknowledged Jesus as his shepherd. King David surrendered himself to the Lord as his shepherd. Not because he saw himself as an animal but because he saw beyond the physical. He was being metaphorical. He simply recognized the Lord as the good Lord who leads, guides and guard, provides for his children. He saw beyond the realm of the physical and he had the revelation that the Lord is responsible for the safety and protection of his own.
You may choose to see the Lord differently. He may not be a shepherd to you but he may be a father to you. He may be a God to you or a king. You can attribute those names and authorities to the Lord if you so wish to do so. But allow me to introduce Jesus to you who is a shepherd and a good one at it. Jesus said he is the good shepherd. There are bad shepherds who do not care for their sheep but Jesus is a good shepherd who looks after his own. He will do everything in his capacity to provide for you, to protect you, to guide and guard you, to lead you in the path of life and in the paths of righteousness. He will lead you besides still waters and allow you to lie down in green pastures.
If you know Jesus, Call upon the name of Jesus and he will do whatever you ask in his name. If you do not know Jesus, call upon his name still and he will come to your aid.
Make a declaration of faith
The Lord Jesus is my shepherd. He is a good shepherd, He watches over me. He will not allow me to go astray, he will guide and guard me. I will obey his voice for his sheep hear his voice and they obey him. I will call upon his name and he shall answer me for his name sake. I shall not lack anything good. I shall not lack a good companion for he will set a good shepherd over me. I will not lack in employment for he will lead me to a green pasture(a good company to work with). I shall not lack a good house over my head for he will lead me beside still waters(a good house in a good neighbourhood). I shall not lack a spouse for he will settle me in a good home. This is my declaration. God said it, I believe it and so shall it be.