I am the Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” (John 10:14) What does it mean to you that Jesus is your Shepherd? David gives us a beautiful picture of this in Psalm 23.We can fully trust in Him for protection and provision. He will bring us safely home! In Ezekiel 34, God contrasts good shepherds from bad shepherds. Jesus is not just a shepherd, He is the good shepherd! The good shepherd promised by God to take care of us, His sheep (Ezekiel 34).

As a Jesus follower, I am supposed to trust in His care and follow His lead. But am I actually following Him? Am I letting Him control my life? Letting Jesus control my life does not come naturally. And more than likely, we are being controlled by other ‘voices’. Satan does not want you to listen to Jesus. He is constantly confusing us with the ‘noise’ of distraction, deception and discouragement. He will do whatever he can to take your eyes off Jesus.

Jesus is invisible, but He is real; His Spirit will lead us. He is with us at work. He is with us at school. If we allow Him, He can be a part of our every moment and experience. With the support of other believers, and through prayer and bible reading, He will lead us. Don’t give in to the distractions, deceptions and discouragements of the Enemy. Jesus really is good, and He really will shepherd us through this life to the next.  But am I really following Him… really really?

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