Recently my husband and I heard a popular, famous preacher on the radio, who was preaching on Mathew 25:33 "...and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left." confidently declare that "the obvious way" everyone can tell a sheep from a goat, is that "sheep are white" and "goats [...]
"When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. " John 10:4 (NASB)
1 Samuel 7:9 "Then Samuel took a suckling lamb and sacrificed it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord." Have you ever been in such deep need, so overflowing with heartache, that you literally cried out to God with the full strength of your being? I came across this verse the other day while [...]
If you attended the Hearing the Shepherd's Heart luncheon, click the link below here to download a one page summary of thoughts that go along with Linda Boswell's beautiful painting we gave you a print of, and the little clay sheep I made. Is 40 11 Who Is Your Lamb
Click here to hear the speech I gave to 80 women on April 30, 2016 on Isaiah 40:11 I was so blessed and encouraged by all those who supported me by attending this event. Thank you for so warmly receiving this message!
"When it rains on the sheep, the shepherds get wet."
Shepherd is not only aware of the mother's concern for her babies, ...He is also sensitive to it and willingly takes action to help her with her concerns.
Why would a shepherd need to "gather lambs"? What is it like to gather a new lamb? Did you ever consider that when Jesus, your Shepherd, gets the chance to take care of you in your need, in your place of vulnerability, it may actually make Him feel good?? Carrying you thru your difficulties is not a chore to Him, it is gratifying, because He loves you! He likes to hold you close.
It has brought me joy to learn God as my "shepherd" means more than just "God is my Leader". Here are a few of the implications I read in, "He tends His flock like a shepherd:"
This is "The Kracken", Woolfred, our "male of the first year". So thankful Jesus paid for my sins, so I never have to sacrifice Woolfred! Leviticus 22 22 "Animals blind or made infirm and weak or maimed, or having sores or a wen [running sore] or an itch or scabs, you shall not offer to the [...]