Think Like A Sheep From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour!

Thanks so very much for joining me today. I am so enjoying sharing this series with you and I hope it is squeezing your heart with love and new insight into just how much our Shepherd loves us. Grab your coffee and come on in.

So we left off with how the Shepherd causes our cup to run over, and the historical info about how hard a shepherd worked to get his sheep watered. Does it take not knowing where our next meal will come from to be thankful for the meal we are actually eating? Does it take not knowing how we’re going to make the house payment to be thankful for the roof over our head? If we minor in thanksgiving, we are not majoring in faith!

Let’s move on to the final verse in this psalm, which represents hope for our future: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life” speaks of confidence that David has in his Shepherd who had seen him through the mountains, the highs, the valleys, the lows of his life with “goodness” and “mercy” as lifelong companions. It’s like he is speaking of goodness and mercy as actual beings.

happy sheep

What an awe-inspiring moment that must have been for him, and would be for us as well, if we were to understand that because of our Shepherd, we do have the actual companions of goodness and mercy. It’s like the trinity – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. When we walk with our Shepherd, it is impossible to walk alone because Goodness and Mercy must always tag along! Thank the Shepherd, huh? 🙂

How many of us can admit that even on a good day, we look to the future and lose the moment because we’ve suddenly found something to worry about, again, or something that causes us to get stuck in fear? What would happen if in that lost moment, we could verbally confess that surely goodness and mercy shall follow me? Even if you didn’t feel confident when you first say it, the more you say this the more confident you will become in its truth, if you believe in your Shepherd.

Despite his age, David was looking to the future with confidence. Life experienced had taught him that because he walked with the Shepherd, that goodness and mercy were automatic. By the time he penned this psalm, David had lived quite the full life. He had endured battle after battle in the valleys, and climbed to the heights of acclaim, and then fallen to the depths, more than once. And still he could shout, surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life!

I’m sad to say we are almost done with this series, but then again, there’s another new one coming, so for the sake of wrapping it up this week, I’ll begin “Nana Holds,” my new series, next week, and instead of it just being on Tuesdays, it will start when this one is done, and continue Mon-Thursday, until He says it’s done. So if you know anyone people who have a grandchild living with them, pass the word along. Something tells me it’s going to be powerful for all of us but especially those of us who have had children move back home and their children, too!

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

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Now that is a real treasure of revelation knowledge. Goodness and mercy follow us, interesting to note that it doesn’t go ahead of us but follows our lead and trust in the shepherd. As we follow the shepherd goodness and mercy follow us. Like signs, wonders, and miracles follow those who believe. Like it