Think Like A Sheep From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour!

Thanks so much for joining me today for a little Coffee Hour break! I feel so blessed to be sharing this series with you. Come on in with your mind like a sheep and let’s get back to this treacherous valley that’s part of the Shepherd’s plan.

All of us go through some pretty treacherous storms, some low, low valleys, some dark, dark times, and while we’re going through them, it’s so difficult to realize that they may be part of the Shepherd’s plan, part of His leading. It’s not that He makes bad things happen; He uses the bad things to bring that restoration.

All of us have experienced valleys of anguish, chasms of confusion, ravines of relentless emotional ravaging and 99.9 percent of the time, when we’re in those moments, we can’t fathom how the Shepherd can bring restoration from the brokenness, but He does, time and time and time again.

Allow me to give you a bit more history to justify that statement, which is where we left off.

In the springtime, the sheep/flocks graze in the lowlands. Then as summer comes, the snow from the mountains melt and the shepherds lead their flocks uphill where there is better grazing land. To get to that better grazing land, however, the Shepherd must lead His sheep through some treacherous and threatening ravines. Well, hidden in the shadows along these ravines and pathways are serpents coiled and ready to strike, as well as wolves ready to pounce upon the sheep. Here’s the beautiful truth: The sheep can go through these valleys with courage and confidence because they know that their shepherd has led them there.

David, undoubtedly, when he penned this verse could hear the howl of the wolf, and the hissing of a coiled snake as he remembered the days of being a shepherd boy, but even more so, his life was filled with dangerous passages, and dark, lonely valleys that his Shepherd had led him to and through, and just as his sheep had trusted him for their protection, David trusted his Shepherd for his protection, and he “feared no evil.”

Oh, what does that look like Heavenly Shepherd, to be so confident in Your Shepherding that we fear no evil?

Join me for more grazing on Wednesday, and don’t forget to join us for an exciting show as we interview someone in their recovery process from an eating disorder. The show starts at 1:00 Pacific time, but if you can’t join us, you can still find us at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/chicklit-power and upload the show to listen to at your convenience!

Sheepishly,

Evinda

 

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One Response to “Think Like A Sheep From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Sure makes you appreciate David more and more doesn’t it? Easy to see why we are referred to as sheep and He as the Great Shepherd.