Psalms 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
It is typical to celebrate whenever we read or hear Psalms 23:6 when it says “surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life”. But there are two questions we must ask ourselves, what does it mean for “surely goodness” to follow you all the days of your life and are you positioned for it.
Surely goodness following you all the days of your life speaks to everything that you do being blessed. That is a privileged position to be in. That is what I want and I am sure you do. But how can you and I be positioned for it? Psalms 23 actually begins with the well-known phrase “the Lord is my shepherd” and what comes thereafter was David listing all of the benefits to accompany making the Lord your Shepherd including “surely goodness” shall follow me all the days of my life”. Implicit then in the scripture is that to be positioned for “surely goodness” you must first make the Lord your shepherd. In other words before you can see everything you do being blessed, you must make it a habit to take your every direction from the Holy Spirit.
Moses’ success in Egypt was because he made God his Shepherd, unlike what he did prior when he took matters in his own hands. David exemplified making the Lord his Shepherd by seeking His council prior to war. The only reason Joshua and the Children of Israel successfully crossed over the Jordan river and overcame Jericho wall was because they made God their Shepherd. “Surely goodness” is not unattainable, there is a principle that you must follow to attract it.
Life Application: Make it a habit of seeking God’s direction on every decision, small or great.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I make you the shepherd of my life and commit to follow your instructions. Lead me like a good shepherd and allow me to submit to your ways. In Jesus name, amen.