Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
It was a good 20 minutes watching my dad fight the huge musky that took his lure. As each minute passed, I found myself more and more excited for him. When I was young, my dad took my brother and me fishing. During that day, my brother caught all the fish; little ones, big ones, when a golden carp. Needless to say, I was very disappointed that I didn’t catch any fish but he did. One of the lessons to come out of that day was my dad as he reminded me that I should be happy that anyone caught fish, and it didn’t have to be me. Fast forward to the musky, and I remembered those words from so long ago. Here I was learning from my disappointment and enjoying that someone was catching fish. What a fish it was too! Living life means having those disappointing days. Learning not to want and what that means can make a difference between staying disappointed and enjoying a beautiful memory.
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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