Think like a Sheep-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour!

It’s so good to have you join me for a little break. Grab your coffee and let’s get back to this sweet series taken from the 23rd Psalm, a series that began because of a term paper I got to write! 🙂

Back to Single by Evinda Lepins

The Book that started it all is RELEASED!

I need to rewind just a bit to the part of the Shepherd restoring our souls. Recently I watched with incredible sadness as a sheep very close to my heart wandered, and is now lying broken, in dire need of restoration. His dad weeps for him and the pain is like no other, in fact, it is indescribable. In those moments of weeping, I felt not only his pain, but I experienced just a tiny glimpse of how and what the Shepherd feels when His sheep wander. He weeps also.

As I watched this man hunched over weeping, I saw the shadow of our Shepherd weeping, too. Our Shepherd is incredibly sad when we wander and even more sad when He has to allow some breaking to take place, but I know that I know that I know that He loves us so much that He will go to unimaginable depths to get our attention so the restoration can begin. I feel that in my bones, in the depth of my soul and with all of my being. Pain is such an eye opener and yet, cleansing too if we allow it.

We, like sheep, often take the first path that interests us, or the path that looks to be the easiest, or the quickest. 99.9 percent of the time, that is not the path that the Shepherd is leading us to.

I didn’t take that little detour to depress you, but to impress upon you the reality of the necessity of our Shepherd’s direction in our lives that we may walk down those paths of righteousness and Godly instruction instead of evil and horrible destruction.

I’m realizing more and more that the Shepherd is more concerned with “what” we are than “where” we are. See, when we let the Shepherd guide, He promises to provide. When we think of our Shepherd leading us, we need to remember that He doesn’t just lead to the right places, but to the right circumstances, all to lead us to the right kind of life. If we are becoming what He wants us to be, He’ll have no problem placing us where we need to be!

happy sheep

Join me tomorrow as we move on to: for His name’s sake.

Sheepishly,

Evinda

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One Response to “Think like a Sheep-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Praise God my internet is working again and I can have access to this blog. It so happened that I had the privilege to see Sheri Rose Shepherd (Christian author/speaker) on Monday night. She spoke about fighting the battle and never giving up the fight until you win. The battle is the birth pains to success. She used David’s victory over Goliath as an example of seeing the enemy thru the eyes of God. Where all the other tried and true warriors saw a Giant too big to defeat, David saw with God’s eyes, “a man too BIG TO MISS.” The Shepherd is well aware how the sheep view their “now” with their head down and eyes at their own feet. But the Shepherd has already prepared and is leading them safely to their destination of joy with his long range view of the “now.” Thank you Jesus for victory over our enemies because they are too big too miss!!! AMEN