It is written in Psalms 23: (A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
My Friend, are you a sheep, or a goat? Are you lost, or have you been found? Have you surrendered your life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Shepherd and Bishop of your soul? If not, why not? The Chief Shepherd, the King of Kings and the LORD of Lords is coming soon. You either belong to Jesus or you are of your father, the Devil. You will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your LORD and Savior, you will spend eternity in heaven. If you have rejected Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior, you will spend eternity in hell. It's just that simple.
God loves you. He created you. He has wonderful plans for your life. He knew you when He placed you in your mother's womb. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. There is not another soul like you. God loved you, and all of us, so much that He gave His Only Begotten SON, Jesus Christ, to take our place and receive the punishment that we deserved. Our sin debt was paid in full by Jesus on the cross. Jesus Christ died on the cross at Calvary for your sins and mine. All you have to do is accept the Unspeakable Gift of Salvation that Jesus paid. All you have to do is admit that you are a sinner and ask God to forgive you. He said if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Call on God, in Jesus' Name, and repent. Turn from your wicked ways and ask God to help you. He said if you call on Him, He will answer you and show you great and mighty things you know not. I am living proof.
God loves you too much to leave you in your present condition. He gave all so that He could have a relationship with you. God did not have to give His Only SON Jesus. He could have just ended the world with the flood in Noah's day. He could have just raptured Noah and his family. He could have just let us all die in our sins and spend eternity in hell forever, which is what we all deserve. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. There is none good, no not one.
If I was Jesus, I would have told the Father, before the foundation of the world, not to even bother creating mankind, knowing that we would sin. Jesus could have refused to die in our place. Jesus could have told the Father that we weren't worth going through all of that pain and suffering. But, GOD LOVES US! JESUS LOVES US! He created us for a reason. We were created a little lower than the angels. God created us to worship Him and to have fellowship with Him.
When you accept Jesus Christ into your life, you become a new creation. Old things are passed away and all things are made new. It is a miracle. His Holy Spirit literally comes inside of you and teaches, guides, speaks, encourages, comforts, helps, and intercedes for us. Oh, if you only knew what you were missing. I know there are many who call themselves by His Name, but they are wolves in sheep's clothing. You can't blame that on Him. You can't be angry at Him because someone who claimed to be a Follower of Christ, was really a child of the devil. You can't blame God for the wicked choices of other people, that caused you harm.
God has great plans for your life, not to harm you, but to prosper you and bring you to an expected end. He has assigned angels to watch over you from birth. You are always in His Presence. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He sticks closer than a brother. When everyone else fails you, leaves you, rejects you, hurts you, betrays you, wounds you, slanders you, attacks you; God is always right there with you. He loves you and only wants to do you good all the days of your life. God only wants to bless you, help you, heal you, provide for you, save you, protect you, defend you, prosper you, restore you, give you wisdom, discernment and reconcile you to Himself. He is right there waiting on you to call on His Name.
It is my deepest prayer that you will call on God, in Jesus' Name, right now. No matter where you are, what you are going through, what you have done, God will answer you. He will show up and you will see for yourself that God Is Real and He loves you unconditionally. There is nothing He won't forgive you for. There is nothing He can't do for you. There is nothing He wouldn't do for you. Don't you think it is time to call on Him? Aren't you tired of going around that mountain, year after year, and never moving forward? Aren't you tired of looking for love in all the wrong places, from all the wrong people, when the ONLY TRUE LOVE YOU WILL EVER KNOW IS THE LOVE OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS?
I PROMISE YOU THAT GOD IS REAL, HE LOVES YOU, HE WILL ANSWER YOU AND HE WILL SHOW UP. HE WILL MAKE A WAY WHERE THERE SEEMS TO BE NO WAY. HE WILL HEAL YOU EVERYWHERE YOU HURT. HE WILL ANSWER YOU. HE WILL BLESS YOU. HE WILL SAVE YOU. HE WILL DELIVER YOU. HE WILL PROTECT YOU. HE WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU. HE WILL PROSPER YOU. HE WILL GIVE YOU HIS FAVOR. HE WILL GIVE YOU GODLY WISDOM TO MAKE RIGHT CHOICES. HE WILL PUT THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE. HE WILL REMOVE THE WICKED PEOPLE FROM YOUR LIFE. HE WILL TAKE YOU FROM THE PIT TO THE PALACE. HE WILL NEVER FAIL. HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU. HE WILL CHANGE YOU LIFE FOREVER!
Let Him become your EVERYTHING! Move over and let Him drive. Let Him be the King on the throne of your life. Trust Him. Spend time with Him, in His Word and in prayer. Learn to hear His voice and it will become louder and more clear every day. Let Him guide you. Let Him shower you with blessings. Let Him love you. Let Him become your mother, father, sister, brother, husband, best friend, physician, defense attorney; your EVERYTHING! I promise you, if you call on Him, He will answer and show you great and mighty things. You can trust Him! You will never regret it.
He will give you peace that passes understanding. He will give you joy unspeakable and full of glory. He will give you the desires of your heart. He will open doors that no man can shut and He will shut doors that no man can open. It is written in Isaiah 61.3: To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. His goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life. Why wouldn't you want that?
Call on Jesus right now. He is waiting to come into your life and give you the abundant life. THE SUPERNATURAL WILL BECOME YOUR NEW NATURAL AND THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL BECOME POSSIBLE, IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!
Following are more verses related to the Shepherd:
John 10:11 - I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Psalms 23:1-6 - (A Psalm of David.) The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want. (Read More...)
John 10:14 - I am the good shepherd, and know my [sheep], and am known of mine.
Ezekiel 34:1-24 - And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, (Read More...)
1 Peter 5:4 - And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
1 Peter 2:25 - For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Proverbs 27:23 - Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [and] look well to thy herds.
Hebrews 13:20 - Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Matthew 25:31-46 - When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: (Read More...)
Revelation 7:17 - For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Ephesians 4:11 - And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Matthew 9:36 - But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
1 Peter 5:8 - Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Luke 2:8 - And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
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