Ps. 23:1 (KJV) “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
To go deeper, understand process and progress; salvation, relation and revelation. Out of salvation, we derive a relationship which births revelation. Revelation comes out of the depth of a relationship. It is by the intimacy of a relationship that revelation is derived. Of the twelve disciples, Peter and John received the revelation of Jesus Christ; such revelation was premised on the intimacy with and strength of their relationship with Jesus Christ.
There are three levels of revelation - prognosis (studying a thing); diagnosis (researching a thing to know it) and epignosis (revelation by God). Matthew 16:13-17 - Jesus inquires of the disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” Simon Peter transcended flesh and blood revelation; he spoke by revelation of God. The third dimension is always potent. God is triune - Father, Son, and Spirit. The power-bank of the relationship is the Holy Spirit who dwells in everyone to bring about revelation. There is no revelation without the intimacy of the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 23:1 denotes that David has knowledge of God; the God of Israel. David goes deeper, beyond knowing him as the God of Israel into knowing Him as his Lord. Salvation is not the endpoint; step into relationship with God and then into revelation. David’s use of the term Lord suggests that he has revelation of the second dimension. David appropriates the God of Israel to himself; God had become his Lord. When God is your Lord, the very things you do is controlled by Him. In this dimension, even in silence, you can communicate with God, heart to heart.
David again, experiences a deeper revelation of God, the third dimension -- he concludes that the Lord is his shepherd. David understood and experienced the dimension that Paul referred to in Heb. 13:20-21. A shepherd knows his sheep and his sheep know him.. Sheep know the voice of their shepherd (John 10:2-5) At the third dimension of God, you will distill and discern the voice of God among other voices.
To progress, and to experience a deeper dimension of God, David applied the principle of TLC -Time, Loyalty and Commitment. David dedicated his most valuable resource to God, his time. An indication of love or appreciation of a thing is to devote time and attention to it. Seek the Lord by being available. Anything that takes your time away from God must be struck out. Giving God time is a sign of honor. Loyalty is a strong feeling of support or allegiance. It’s about faithfulness; it implies a faithfulness that is steadfast in the face of any temptation to renounce or betray. Loyalty is standing for a cause despite the cost – i.e. Jesus Christ (John 18:37) Apostle Paul (Eph. 3:14-21). Loyalty goes beyond service; it’s a bond of the heart even when there’s no reciprocal benefit. Commitment is dedication to a cause; an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action. Commitment builds predictive excellence. David, in all his ways was committed to God.
A deeper dimension is required to expand our spirit. Desire brings spiritual elevation (1 Corinthians 14:1). Seek deeper dimensions.