Wednesday, November 5, 2008

THE Shepherd

"I will feed my flock and lead them to rest," says the Lord God. "I will search for the lost, bring back those who strayed away, put bandages on those that were hurt and make the weak strong." .... "You, my human sheep, are the sheep I care for, and I am your God," says the Lord.
Ezekiel 34: 15, 16a,31

When he (the shepherd) has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. .... "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— " .... "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand."
John 10: 4, 14, 27-29

5 comments:

sharilyn said...

ditto to my comment on your last post! thanks much for sharing today!

Jerri Phillips said...

The Lord is my Shepherd, and He provides me with everything I need.

He gives me rest in abundant places that are soft and gentle to my weary body. He leads me beside waters that refresh my soul without my being overcome.

He restores the very core of who I am and holds together my trust in Him. He leads me in the paths that are right and merciful because He is the perfect Shepherd and can do nothing less.

Even though I walk through dark places that I wish I could avoid, I do not fear the outcome or what might come my way because you are with me and make your presence known to me. Your rod and staff lead me to safe places and protect me from my own wandering ways. You are ever vigilant and the enemy cannot reach me.

Nothing keeps you from meeting my needs and providing for me perfectly.

Surely your goodness and mercy will stay with me and you will hem me in by going before me and behind me all the days of my life, and I will be blessed with your presence always.

--Another Very Small Sheep

Jerri Phillips said...

"I will feed my flock and lead them to rest," says the Lord God. "I will search for the lost, bring back those who strayed away, put bandages on those that were hurt and make the weak strong."

--I'm putting this on my forehead in permanent marker today.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I enjoyed reading your blog and your list of gifts. I am not that far along on mine, but I love to read others. Thanks.

Jennifer said...

I had to come over when I read your comment today: it was awesome! You took words right out of my mouth. This was my favorite part:

"He is still on the throne and He is not surprised and I believe I will continue to be delighted and surprised by His goodness in everything, every day."

I love the idea of being "surprised by His goodness in everything..." Yes, we have many great and precious promises.

It's so good to "meet" you! I think we have kindred spirits. :)

Blessings,
Jen