The Rhythm Of A Sheep’s Life

The Lord is my shepherd. Psalm 23:1 In the daytime, sheep are put out to pasture.  They graze, nap in the sun, even play.  At nighttime, they go back into the sheepfold to sleep in safety. Day after day, and night after night, their way … Continue reading The Rhythm Of A Sheep’s Life

Why A Shepherd?

The Lord is my shepherd.  Psalm 23:1 Shepherding was a common occupation for those in the Middle East. The Patriarchs were all shepherds, as was Moses and, of course, David. The terrain and geography of the area lent itself to the raising of sheep. Everyone was … Continue reading Why A Shepherd?

No Matter Where, No Matter What

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ … Continue reading No Matter Where, No Matter What

A Love That Is Faithful

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?  Romans 8:35 My love for Christ has often been corrupted by tribulation, distress, persecution, danger, and sword.  In my spiritual immaturity, love … Continue reading A Love That Is Faithful

He Sat Down To Rest

Who is to condemn?  Christ Jesus is the one who died – more than that, who was raised – who is at the right hand of God, who indeed in interceding for us.  Romans 8:34 These are Paul’s words for any child of God who … Continue reading He Sat Down To Rest

Is God Really Generous?

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will be not also with him graciously give us all things?  Romans 8:32 Do I believe that God is gracious and that his generosity has no limits whatsoever?  While … Continue reading Is God Really Generous?

When God Comes Calling

And those whom he predestined he also called.  Romans 8:30a I do believe in predestination but not in limited atonement.  Christ’s death on the cross was for everyone.  The call is universal and it is sounded out to all men and women.  Jesus showed us … Continue reading When God Comes Calling

The Romans 8:28 Confusion

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are call according to his purpose.  For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son.  Romans 8:28-29 There are … Continue reading The Romans 8:28 Confusion

When I’m Not In The Know

And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit himself intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.  Romans 8:27 There are many times I don’t know how to pray because I don’t know what God’s … Continue reading When I’m Not In The Know

Weakness and Spirituality

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.  Romans 8:26 It is not a sin to be weak.  Weakness is … Continue reading Weakness and Spirituality