The Lord is my shepherd. I will always have everything I need. Your goodness and mercy will be with me all my life, and I will live in the Lord’S house a long, long time. Psalms 23:1, 6 ERV http://bible.com/406/psa.23.1-6.ERV
David understood being a shepherd and sheep etc! He also had a unique understanding of U! U want to “shepherd” me! But this is not about me being like sheep: “frightened, passive animals, but obedient followers, wise enough to follow one who will lead us (me) in the right places and in right ways.” LAB
Shepherd & sheep provide an illustration. U use it to provide a teaching. But, as always, I have to go/dig deeper to discover U, what You're teaching & what U want me to ‘catch on’ to! It's a mining operation!
A couple years ago I visited a gold mine & was told an ounce of gold per ton of ore was good quality ore! They've figured out it costs about $375/ounce to get that ounce of gold! Wow!
So, that gives me some perspective! If I'm going to find U, I'm going to have to have persistence & perspective! You'll help me learn how to be a good God-miner! But I'll have to be determined & pursue U . . . until I find U! And I'm going to have to go through a lot of ‘ore’ - dirt - ‘distraction’!
U are worth more than gold! No comparison! Keep helping me ‘mine’ U!