He makes me to lie down in green pasture…
Symbolically, green could be seen as the colour of life, renewal, nature, and energy.
It is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment.
Furthermore, green is also traditionally associated with money, banking, investments, agriculture, economy, wealth, etc.
Pasture represents a land or location covered with grass and other low plants suitable for grazing animals, like sheep or cattle. It can also be seen as a place of opportunities and wealth creation.
There seems to be a link between the word ‘green’ and the word ‘pasture’. There are some qualities shared by the two words. Some of these are: prosperity, health, wealth, stability, sustenance, etc.
Nigeria is associated with green (blessing)! Nigeria is a blessed country… Every state in Nigeria is blessed with natural resources…
Not just natural resources, but spiritual and intellectual resources
Africa is a large pool (fountain) of blessings…
Green pasture here represents the presence of God.
Pasture also represents or depicts the Word of God. It denotes that which sustains man’s spiritual life (Deut. 8:2-3; Ezekiel 34:11-15; Psalm 100:3).
Anywhere God sends you to, is a green pasture… no other place could be greener. It can’t be better elsewhere. Just be rightly positioned in the God-assigned location (Gen. 12, 26).
As a good shepherd, He makes you and I to lie down in ‘green pastures’. The word ‘lie down’ also connotes rest, peace of mind. It means to locate, to discover and to explore.
This year, not only will you discover the green pasture, you will explore it to the fullest capacity.
In this month, by revelation, you will discover God’s provision for your life, and you will enjoy and live on these blessings. Moreover, by revelation, you will discover the purpose and significance of such blessings (Deut. 8:18).
In the midst of blessings, you will not forsake the Blesser. You will not forsake God for gold…
How can I enjoy the green pasture?
Hebrews 6:11-15; Romans 5:1-4
Through endurance (tolerance), you develop self comportment and composure before men. Through patience (perseverance), you cultivate a healthy character before God.
If you are willing and obedient, you will enjoy the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19).
Pastor Nathaniel Sadela
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