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Belonging to the Good Shepherd (FFTJ #57)
June 11, 2015 Daniella Whyte

Today's Scripture Reading is from Psalms 23:1, (NIV): "The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing."

We all want to belong to something or to someone. Having a sense of belonging is one of the basic needs of all human beings and is considered to be a major source of human motivation. We long to be loved, accepted, and appreciated for who we are. When we are a part of something, such as a family, we feel safe and have or are able to get whatever we need.

It is the same way with God. He is our Shepherd --- our Good Shepherd --- and we belong to Him. He loves us, accepts us, and appreciates us just the way we are. Because we belong to God, we lack nothing in life. Everything we need and want can be found in God. He delights in fulfilling our needs and longs for an enduring relationship with us.

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