Monday, July 14, 2008

HIS SHEEP KNOW HIS VOICE



Phillip Keller, once a shepherd himself, in his book A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, relates:
The strange thing about sheep is that because of their very makeup, it is almost impossible for them to be made to lie down, unless four requirements are met.
First, due to their timidity, they must be free from all fear. Next, because of their sociability, they must be free from friction with others of their kind.

Third, they must be free from flies or parasites if they are to relax. Lastly, they will not lie down unless free from hunger. And it is only the shepherd who can provide release from all anxieties.


When we will learn to listen only to his voice and look to him for our needs. He will provide if we trust him as sheep trust their Shepherd. It is when we stray too far from the fold and go looking for greener pastures that we get lost. But the shepherd is never far away and when one goes missing, he will leave the others in a safe place and go looking for that one. If you get lost, it is okay to yell for help from your shepherd. He will hear you, come get you and bring you home. He knows your needs, he knows the desires of your heart. If you will worship and trust him, lay your anxieties on him, he will lead you beside still waters and restore your soul. That's a promise.

3 comments:

Laurie said...

Eve..thanks for visiting me at my blog. I have been so inundated time wise that I haven't been posting on Diamond as much.
I love this post about the 23d Psalm! Thank you for sharing it with us!

I am going to try and post something on the lines of this and walking as woman of God on my blog!
Blessings to you!

Alex said...

Eve,

First, thank you for stopping by my site today. I really appreciate you taking the time and leaving me the beautiful comment about my photography!

Secondly, thank YOU for what you wrote today. I'm going through some major health issues and I found it amazing that your message on Psalm 23 was the 2nd time I read it today since I received more bad news.

I plan to return to read more!

Alexandra

Renna said...

My husband and I read that book many years ago, and were so enlightened by it.