Sometimes we don't slow down for anything! Well, almost anything. When we get too caught up in our own plans, the LORD, our Shepherd, slows us down and makes us lie down. Our Shepherd knows we need rest, nourishment, and refreshment and helps us, yes and even sometimes makes us, find "green pastures" and "still waters." He then leads us in the direction of his righteousness and holiness once we are rested and refreshed. Let’s take the time this week to find the “green pastures” and the “still waters”
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
— Psalm 23:2-3
Dear Lord we thank you, for slowing down our frantic life and leading us to times of refreshment, rest, and nourishment. We trust that you will lead us to what we need as you mature us to have more and more of your righteous character. Please forgive us for getting too busy to hear your voice and to respond to your grace. In Jesus' name. Amen.