Monday, May 17, 2010

Our Good Shepherd



"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.(John 10:27-29)


My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Can you hear the good Shepherd calling you this morning? Listen closely and He will call you by your name because He loves you so much and knows everything about you. Listen as the good Shepherd calls you to follow Him into green pastures where you can lay down and rest with Him. We have no worries or burdens so strong that our good Shepherd can not handle for us. When we begin to drift off course, our good Shepherd takes His staff and gentle pulls us back to Him. Our good Shepherd would even lay down His life for us. What a loving and caring good Shepherd we have that died on the cross for you and me.

And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” What a wonderful promise our good Shepherd has given us who faithfully follow Him. Just the thought of eternal life in heaven should make our hearts melt like wax in the sight of the Lord. Our good Shepherd has such a loving and firm hold on us that nothing can tear us away from Him. The world (devil) will try its best to make us stumble and fall, but our good Shepherd will never let go of us. We are His forever and ever. Amen.

My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.” Our good Shepherd is our Lord of Lords, our King of Kings and our God Almighty. Our good Shepherd is the great I AM who will never leave us nor forsaken us. Our good Shepherd gives us who faithfully follow Him this BLESSED ASSURANCE. Amen.

Just as a shepherd protects his sheep, Jesus protects His people from eternal harm. While believers can expect to suffer on earth, Satan cannot harm their souls or take away their eternal life with God. There are many reasons to be afraid here on earth because this is the devil’s domain (1 Peter 5:8).  But if you choose to follow Jesus, He will give you everlasting safety.

10 comments:

Brian the old man said...

He is indeed our good shephard. I've enjoyed reading your blog this morning and thank you for dropping by mine. I hope you have a wonderful week and I pray God continues to bless you, your family and your ministry.

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for you visiting my blog. I really enjoyed reading your post and look forward to reading more. God bless!

DeanO said...

Great post Lloyd. What a Shepherd, kind, strong, loving and jealous of his sheep. I'm reminded that one day our King of Kings will separate the goats from the sheep. It is blessed assurance to know I am one of the King's sheep. Everlasting Life - what an awesome promise and that blessed hope. See you around my friend.

Southern Loves said...

I enjoy reading your posts so much!! I love that you wrote on Our Good Shepherd...My grandfather's mission (ICM) is also call Good Shepherd Mission, and this post really helps put things into perspective!!

No Doubt said...

Shalom Lloyd,

As I read your entry for today, I am reminded of where our name is written down...the Book of Life, the Book of Rememberence, etc. Yes, I agree. God knows our name very well.

By the way, thanks for your kind words at my blog. I will definately follow yours.

Your Brother in the Messiah,
Keith

Emeila said...

Excellent post and looking forward to more. God Bless.

Kelly said...

I just wanted to stop by and visit and say "thank you" for visiting my blog, and for your kind comment.

I like what I see here and will visit again.

Maryann Miller said...

I have always liked the image of Jesus as the Good Shepard. There is a song we sing... "Like A Shepherd he guards his flock ..." Those words always bring me comfort when I need it.

BTW, thanks for visiting my blog. Appreciate the comment.

Amanda Krzywonski said...

Hello Lloyd,
Thank you for the follow and I hope you liked my blog. My followers mean very much to me, so I have been reading through your blog as well. I find your blog very inspirational and informative and expresses the love of Jesus Christ. May God bless you for days to come.

Sincerely,
Mandy Krzywonski

Finally Free said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. This post is so appropriate for me right now. I have been thinking about this verse and asking God to help me live moment by moment and hearing His voice.

Blessings,
Tammy