Are You a Sheep?

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Psalm 23:1

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“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Psalm 23:1

  • In this Psalm David refers to the Lord as His shepherd. What are some characteristics of a shepherd?
  • What are some characteristics of sheep?
  • Jesus called Himself a shepherd in John 10:1-18. Read this passage…it does help to understand the relationship between the Lord and His sheep? Write down some specific verses that characterize Jesus as a Shepherd.
  • This passage also help us to understand the role of the sheep. What does 10:14-16 reveal about Jesus’ sheep?
  • The Lord provides for His sheep! In Psalm 23 what does David tell us about the Lord’s provision (read this verse in several translations to give you a fresh prospective)?
  • He knows our name! We know His voice! We follow Him and He provides all we need. How often we forget. What do you need to trust to Him today? Lay it in His arms and follow His lead!

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Be a sheep!  I will be praying for you!

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What Kind of Love is It?

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Romans 5:8    John 3:16    John 14:15-17   Matthew 22:36-40

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“’For God so loved the world,  that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.'”
John 3:16

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:8

“’Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.'”
Matthew 22:36-38

 “’If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.'”
John 14:15-17

  • God’s love for you is unconditional. Is your love for God unconditional?
  • Think about what it means to love unconditionally. Write down what that looks like.
  • You are not in this alone. God has given you His Spirit that dwells in you…a Helper! How are you going to live your love for God today?

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Love God!  I will be praying for you!

Why Is It Snowing, Again!?

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

Isaiah 55:8-11

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“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater.”

Isaiah 55:10

  • Do you ever ask God why? Are you ever left uncertain? Do you question your circumstances?
  • What do verses 8 & 9 tell you about trying to understand God?
  • God has a purpose! What is His purpose for the snow and rain?
  • Like the snow and rain, how does Isaiah explain the purpose of the word that goes out from the mouth of God?
  • How do you think that God uses His word to accomplish His purposes (see also 2 Timothy 3:16, Romans 10:17).
  • His thoughts and purposes are so far beyond the comprehension of you and I. But, you can be certain, He has a purpose for you & for your life (Jeremiah 29:11). You and where you are now in your life is  not an accident (Romans 8:28)! Does this passage make you consider your purpose in a new way? Does it help you to trust in the sovereignty of God?

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Truts God – He sees the whole picture!  I will be praying for you!