How to Live without Lack


From the Series: Fearless

We naturally live with a sense of scarcity, but when you follow the Great Shepherd, you’ll have everything you ever really need to want because he provides for his family.

Psalm 23:1-6 NRSV

[1] The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. [2] He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; [3] he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. [4] Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff- they comfort me. [5] You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. [6] Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long.

Our problem: A scarcity mentality

  • We naturally tend to believe that there is only so much to go around. That success, security, and significance are in limited supply.
  • We live in fear of running out, so we hang onto what we have.
  • We fear getting behind our perceived competition, so we scramble to prove ourselves.

When you follow Jesus, you follow the Great Shepherd who gives PROVISION.

John 10:10 NRSV

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

God’s Solution: Abundant Provision for ALL of Our Needs

  • Security and stability
  • Variety and adventure
  • Significance and meaning
  • Love and connection
  • Growing personally
  • Contributing something

In a relationship with Jesus, you never have to fear running out.

You get to embrace the abundance God provides to his children.

Come into a relationship with Jesus and be fully, completely, and eternally satisfied!

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