But God- Lie Down in Green Pastures


“He makes me lie down in green pastures.” This week let's continue our look at the 23
rdPsalm, specifically what it means to “lie-down.” Thus far we have talked a little about who “He” is, how He “makes me”, and last week we chatted about how pastures” may look. Now to tackle what is our part in this journey.

The dictionary defines “lie-down” as a nap. Why hasn't anyone told me before that is what Abba is calling me to? I can do that! This call does make sense though. Let's look at our beginnings for a moment. Have you ever thought about why Abba created Adam last?

 You recall the Genesis story- that on the sixth day, in the afternoon, after all His other creating was finished, He created Adam! The first day then, for Adam was the Sabbath. It would appear Abba was making it clear that the first thing He calls us to do is to rest. It is also interesting to note that the shepherd would lead his flock to the pasture to eat in the morning. It would appear we have this “rest” thing backwards.

 The way Abba has lined it up is that we rest first! Sheep will only lie-down and rest when they have received from the shepherd His provision. Here in Genesis Abba provides the earth and all that was in it for their provision. Today, He fills us with Himself and feeds us with His Word. As the sheep would do, as Adam did, let us receive His provision and then “lie-down” and rest.

 Let's begin starting our days that way. Be nourished by Him and rest in Him and then go about our day with the attitude of rest. 




If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word  ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“


Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.


You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?”  Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.


What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business!


I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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