“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,”

– Psalm 23:1-2

As we begin our series on eternal living, the first thing that stands out to me is this: eternal living is a life without lack. This is the life that Jesus describes is made available to us in the Kingdom of God. Immediately, many of us think wealth equates to an expensive automobile or a big house. Can I tell you there are many people who have means, but have very little meaning? There are people of wealth who have all the things that everybody else desires, but they don’t contain any significance. Many people around the world have an abundance of food, but no nourishment, and some have plenty to drink, but are still thirsty. With all these assets, many still don’t feel fulfilled or productive.

Life without lack is described in Psalm Chapter 23, as a sheep on a green pasture. Having an abundance you don’t know what to do with, this is a fulfilled life. In Psalm Chapter 23, King David does not say his cup is full all the way to the very top, and that’s it. NO! He says his cup overflows! God loves to give nourishment to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and daily bread to those who are in lack.

Friend, God loves to favor people, fill their baskets, open doors, and give them victory and opportunity. But these elements require us to take responsibility. You can take one or two steps closer in the direction of the abundant life you really desire by praying, spending time listening to messages, or studying God’s word. This is the life without lack God has for you!


Father, thank you for favoring me. I appreciate the victory and the open doors.


How has God provided opportunities for you? In what areas has your life been without lack?

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