Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Promising for SHEEP?

New seasons of life are always a good time to take inventory of  what's needed for the days & months ahead. I personally like to go to God's Word at such junctures, which I see as a compass, providing all the direction necessary for a sheep's life. I've been  "Blogging" for about "Five" years, & it's truly been an awesome experience! I'd like to start our "SIXTH" year together in the 23rd Psalm. There are some encouraging promises for "Sheep", that should leave all of us with some "Happy Faces"! Hope EWE enjoy the Feast!
The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.”
- United States Congress 1782
Even the Government started out seeing the benefits of God's Word!
Filling up on God's Word is like storing up nuts for the winter!
 "The Lord is my Shepherd.. " Psalm 23:1a
 In Psalm 23, David reminds us of an outstanding promise. The Lord desires to be our ShepherdSheep NEED a Shepherd because of their own natural inability to independently meet their own needs. Sheep need a capable leader for their own well-being & frankly, is there any Shepherd more capable than the Lord?

"Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock"1Peter5:2,3

Aren't Ewe glad our Shepherd found us? Boy, were we "Lost"!

Stick close to the Shepherd, kids! He knows the way.
  "I SHALL NOT WANT". Psalm 23:1b
David continues in the Psalm with a comforting thought. He declares that he shall not want! He knows that having the Lord as his Shepherd is all that he needs to be content! Let's take a look a some of the duties of a Shepherd, revealing the length & breadth of His care.  The duties of a shepherd are numerous. Their main duty is to move the sheep safely from one place to another. He has to make sure that he leads them to graze and then to return to the pen. He is responsible for protecting the sheep from wolves or other predators, keep them from eating poisonous plants, etc. Often times the shepherds have to administer the sheep's routine vaccinations and any emergency situations that occur, he has to make sure that the sheep get to the veterinarian.

We're "singing the blues" because the Shepherd is looking out for His sheep!
When E.F. Hutton (OUR SHEPHERD) speaks, WE LISTEN!
Sheep are naturally gentle by nature & somewhat aloof. They are startled easily & definitely need boundaries & guidance! That's why the Shepherd's presence is the perfect solution for the sheep's ability to be at peace.

Did Ewe know that we are Not in Want? Our Shepherd's "Got our Back!" 

Freedom from fear is really quite enjoyable! "Will Ewe get off my back, already?"
Today, as Ewe graze the pastures that the Shepherd leads Ewe to, enjoy the feast. Contentedly graze with the knowledge that He has everything under His control!


"I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep & my sheep know me." John10:14




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