Tuesday, October 30, 2012

being strengthened...

October 30, 2012

Ezekiel 34:16 I will seek the lost and I will bring back the strayed and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak…


I have felt weak. I have felt inadequate. The fact is I have been and I am both. I am weak and inadequate. But He is not. He is strong. He is exactly what is necessary in every situation. And He strengthens me…  

Friday, October 26, 2012

He will be my shepherd...

October 26, 2012

Ezekiel 34:15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep and I myself will make them lie down declares the Lord


I want to be lead by God. I want to know that He is taking me where He wants me; regardless of whether I want to be here of not. Regardless of whether I even know why I am here. I want to rest in knowing that He wants me here.   








Thursday, October 25, 2012

thank goodness...

October 25, 2012

Romans 9:16 So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy


Thank God that He has mercy. Thank God that He is bigger than anything we are dealing with. Thank God that He is bigger than our sin.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

this world is not ours...

October 23, 2012

Ezekiel 34:13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries


This world is not our home. I sometimes forget this, but in this time of fear and unrest in our country today it’s a great thing to remember. God will come and take us to our true home! He will come and gather those who are His. This is comforting in the face of unrest, in the face of fear.



Monday, October 22, 2012

searching shepherd...

October 22, 2012

Ezekiel 34:12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds thick darkness


This brings me comfort. What have I to fear with a shepherd that will search for me?

Friday, October 19, 2012

I am His...

October 19, 2012

Ezekiel 34:11 “For thus says the Lord God; Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out.


How amazing that the God of this universe, the One who created the earth, the One who sent His son to die will search for His sheep who have wandered astray. I am comforted by this. This is certainly not a God who would think less of me simply because I am a woman; no, this is an example of a God who looks at me and sees His child. How blessed am I to be one and how blessed am I to have a God so near to me!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

being rescued, again...

October 18, 2012

Ezekiel 34:7-10

V10 …No longer shall the shepherds feed themselves. I will rescue my sheep from their mouth, that they may not be food for them


True, God is speaking through Ezekiel about what He will do to reclaim the Children of Israel, since they are His chosen people. However, it is also true that all those who are saved are His people both Jew and gentile. So, one can assume, and rightly so, that God is coming and will save and rescue all His sheep. Being one of those said sheep, I am extremely glad to know that God takes such great care for me.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

being scattered...being found

October 17, 2012

Ezekiel 34:6 My sheep were scattered they wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. My sheep were scattered over all the face of the earth, with none to search or seek for them


I want a shepherd who will seek for me when I am scattered. Granted I know that I have the ultimate shepherd in Jesus who will always search for His one sheep that is lost. Yet, I find myself wanting an earthly shepherd who will come find those who are lost. Please guide us as we search for this man.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

being lead...

October 16, 2012

Ezekiel 34:5 So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the wild beasts


I don’t want to end up here as a church…scattered and food for the wicked. How important it is to have a competent shepherd can not be understated; as proven in this verse. Without one a body can be adrift. This is not what I want to happen to us. We have been through a lot as a body of Christ, and God has strengthened us despite it or I guess rather through it. I know that He will continue to do so.  He will guide us; He will lead.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

being gone and coming back...

October 9, 2012

Ezekiel 34:1 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of Man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord God: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep?


Sunday I heard a sermon based on these verses; I must admit that I had never read them before. Shame on me! Yet, when I sat and listened to the preacher teach on them I knew that I had to study them further in my quiet time. I know that I have been absent for quit a while, and there is no excuse. I have been hanging on by my fingernails in my life lately, and isn’t this when I need God and the power of His word them most. Sure, it is, but like many times we (I) allow myself to be fooled that I am too busy. When actually I am not and should never be too bust. I am excited to learn what God has to say to through the prophet Ezekiel about all the things He will do for His people!