What’s in Your Pasture? ~ July 16

What’s in Your Pasture?

Thorns and rocks, or green grass?

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21

We are not sheep that follow mindlessly, grazing in the bountiful pastures God has brought us to, but sheep in the sense we know we are safe when He is with us. When we fail to focus on the Shepherd, we often wander into dangerous places and find ourselves among thorns and rocks rather than in lush green pastures.

But when our love and focus are on the God of peace, we will find ourselves doing our part in His plan, and we will be amazed at what we are capable of doing when it is done through Jesus to the glory of God. We are often unaware of the talents and abilities He has equipped us with for doing His good will until our love for Him inspires us to do the things which are pleasing to Him.

The formula for obtaining peace is a simple one; love God and give Him the glory in all things. Turn your eyes upon Jesus; love Him, and see what He would have you do.

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4 Comments »

  1. Amen Charles. We are so much more with Jesus than we are without him. He alone knows how to draw the power from our souls.

  2. Raivenne said

    Right now my pasture feels like a mine field and I’m getting a little tired of tiptoeing through the tulips trying to avoid the next blowup. But I do feel like I’m seeing the edge for the first time in a long while. Just taking a breath and easing my way through.

    • I’m sorry to hear that, but as you are probably aware, into a every life a few bombs must fall… … or something like that.
      Stay on your toes and watch your step, Raivenne. You’ll get through it!
      P.S.: watch out for the wet ones; they’re the hardest to clean up.

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