Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Shepherd and His Flock
"The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will never run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice."
9-10 "I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
I can't quite explain it, but when Jesus called out to me in May of 2008, I somehow recognized his voice. It sounded and felt familiar to my spirit. Today, I still hear it as if it were yesterday. His voice is the only one that can assure me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am worthy and he does love me. Yes me, just as I am.
That my friends, warms my heart completely and is the sole reason why my JOY does not come from man.
Love for a great day!