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 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Lacking Nothing

Too many First Nations communities lack a supply of safe drinking water. At any given time there are drinking water advisories in dozens of First Nations communities across Canada. While there has been progress in recent years, there are still 29 long term drinking water advisories on reserves including some that have been in place for over 25 years. There is also a deficit in funding for the maintenance and operation of drinking water systems on reserves which the Parliamentary Budget Officer identified as being $138 million dollars annually.


We live in a world that is bombarding us with messages that we need more stuff. While we do need a roof over our heads and food on the table, the reality is that most of us have far more than we need – more clothes, more nick-nacs, more, more, more. Even in these challenging economic times, realistically many Canadians have more than we need materially. At the same time, we lack what we need to thrive spiritually. This isn’t because the abundance isn’t available. King David wrote in Psalm 23:1-2: “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.” King David had experienced God’s abundance. When he needed rest, he had experienced the rest that God provided. When he needed forgiveness, God offered that in abundance. When he needed wisdom, the Lord gave that to him generously. David knew that the Lord, like a shepherd, provided all he needed. So He will for us. Whatever you are in need of today – rest, restoration, renewal, revival, victory – your Shepherd Lord Jesus has all you need to lack nothing. Reach out in faith for His abundance today.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley