Friday, August 31, 2012

...to know the Shepherd.


I want to be a John 10:27 kind of girl.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
His sheep know His voice.
They hear it so often. They recognize and follow.
The Lord knows them.
They listen.
I don't want to be so distracted with listening to the world
and miss His voice.
If I allow myself to stray from my Shepherd, I will hear the lies of the world that tell me my life 
 is devastating.
I would hear that I need the newest biggest car and the biggest nicest house.
I would hear that I need to look a certain way with a certain body.
I would hear that I need to act like someone else to be noticed.
I would hear that status is everything.
I would hear that I need to stuff all my money in a bank account rather than give to those in need.
I would hear that my husband is worthless.
I would hear that my marriage
is over.
To know the Shepherd is to hear His voice.
To hear His promises.
To hear that He has plans for me and He knows me.
Jeremiah 29:11
To hear that I can look forward to the new heaven and new earth.
2 Peter 3:13
To hear that I have a special place in my Father's house.
John 14:2
To hear that He blesses me and shields me with His favor.
Psalm 5:12
To hear that weeping may last for a night but joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 30:5
To hear that He binds up the brokenhearted and comforts those who mourn.
Isaiah 61:1-2
To hear that He is for me so who can be against me?
Romans 8:31
To hear that He gives strength to the weary and power to the weak.
Isaiah 40:29
To hear that He knows how many hairs are on my head.
Matthew 10:30
To hear that His love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34
To hear that He will provide for me.
Matthew 6:25-26
To hear that if I call to Him He will answer.
Psalm 86:7
To hear that He turns my mourning into dancing and surrounds me with joy.
Psalm 30:11
To hear that He will meet all of my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19
 
I want to be Kathleen Darling, the one whom knows the Shepherd.
The one who hears the Shepherds voice.
 
 

3 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, thanks for sharing! God Bless you and keep you, Praying for the Lord to lift uf His head and shine upon you & give you peace! ((((hugs)))) & prayers

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  2. I want to be Marion Hansen,the one whom KNOWS the Shepherd. The one who HEARS the Shepherds voice. Kathleen, Father has been dealing wiht me on this very issue. Thank you, for putting it so well, into words for me. Marion

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  3. I was so very encouraged by this! Thank you so much for sharing.

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