A good shepherd leads and feeds their flock with gentleness, goodness, and grace. You are the Chief Shepherd and Bishop of our souls. How comforting it is to know that You, the most powerful (like a lion), yet the most humble (like a lamb) are my Shepherd.
Because You are my Shepherd, I can trust that You are leading me down the right paths. I can trust that Your care, attention, protection, and provision will always be there for me. I can trust that You are looking out for my best interests even when I don’t understand things.
How can I trust this? Because You proved Your unconditional love when You sacrificed Your very life for me while I was yet Your enemy. And, if You gave your very life for me while I was yet your enemy, then there is no good You would ever withhold from me as Your lamb.
Dear Jesus, because You are my Shepherd, I have everything that I need. You are so kind, faithful, and completely trustworthy. Thank You for the great care, attention, and tender affection You give to Your flock. There is no better Shepherd than You.
“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want” Psalms 23:1
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YOURS FOR LIFE
Have you ever felt like something is missing in your life? Maybe you’ve been looking for a relationship to fill some kind of void inside of you. Somehow, no relationship ever seems to fill that hole. You’ve been searching for someone who is real and something that’s lasting, but you just can’t find the missing pieces.
There’s a relationship that you’re created to have. See, you were created by God and for God. You won’t be complete inside until you belong to Him. The one relationship you can’t do without is a personal relationship with the One who created you.
You don’t have this relationship because you’ve run your own life. You were created for Him, but you live for yourself. The Bible says there is a problem. Your sins have cut you off from God. You don’t have a relationship with the One you were made for because sin (or running your life your own way) has created a gap between you and your Creator. You’ve taken a life that was supposed to be lived for God, and you’ve spent it on yourself. There’s a death penalty for hijacking your life. It’s separation from God now and forever.
You see, there’s no amount of good things you can do to get to God. Your only hope is it God comes to you. The good news is…He has. You can have a relationship with God because of what Jesus did. God’s book says, “Christ died for your sins to bring you to God”. You did the sinning, but Jesus did the dying on His cross. Because He loves you, Jesus paid the death penalty for every wrong that you’ve ever done. Then He rose from the dead three days after He died.
What you do with Jesus is the most important decision you will ever make. Ultimately, this is a relationship you must choose. God did His part when His Son died for you. Now, it’s your move. You need to turn away from a life of “my way” and turn to God in total trust.
The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” Believing in Jesus is like a drowning person grabbing for a lifeguard and saying, “God, I’m pinning all my hopes of forgiveness and rescue on You.” What have you done with Jesus?
This relationship can be yours for life! You can belong to God from today on if you will tell Him with all your heart something like this:
“Lord, I’m sorry for running my own life. I’ve been living for me. I resign as of today. I believe your Son Jesus Christ paid my death penalty when He died on the cross. I’m turning from a life of “my way” and I’m putting all my trust in Jesus Christ to give me a relationship with You and to get me to heaven.”
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