Think Like A Sheep From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour!

Thank you so much for stopping by for a little break today. I’m excited you could join me. We are just about finished with this series, Think like a Sheep, and I do hope and pray you’ve enjoyed it even half as much as I have enjoyed writing it for you and sharing it with you. Grab your coffee and come on in.

So in this final verse, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all of my days,” David moves from his past to his present. He moves from his past experiences to his present hope. Because David had seen his Shepherd’s faithfulness in his past, he had a confident hope for his remaining years.

Let’s talk about these companions of goodness and mercy that our Shepherd sends to follow us. Robinson says “goodness is getting those things we do not deserve,” and I so relate with a couple of analogies he used in his book. “A good God cannot fulfill every wish of His children.” We don’t give a child poison to play with, no matter how much he or she begs for it. And we also don’t keep our child home from school merely because they don’t want to go. Why? Because a good parent does what is best for the child, even when the child cannot understand.

Paul reminds us in Romans 8:28 that ALL things work together for good . . . Does that mean that cancer is good? That death is good and/or we should be happy about it? Absodarnlutely not! It means that God works good out of all things.

That’s a real hard concept for some of us to swallow, but let’s see if this analogy helps. When you get out all the ingredients for a cake, some of them, in and by themselves taste nasty, but when mixed and baked together, they are pretty darned good, right? So when some not so good stuff is happening, we need to hang on to the truth that when blended with the good stuff that also happens, it’s going to be goodness for sure.

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The word mercy translates in Hebrew to “hesed.” Ooh, I just got some goose bumps! It’s because HE said! Anyway, this word can translate to mean loving kindness, or loyal love. Ooh, but that’s beautiful. The New Testament renders this translation as grace.

Robinson reminds us that God does act in loyal love and because of the sacrifice of His only Son He can extend mercy and cause goodness to follow us! Oh, I was going to let you go, but I just had another powerful thought which totally jibes with Romans 8:28 – this would be so good for our power Fridays — Goodness follows us to clean up our messes! Oh, that is so cool. Yes, there are diamonds in that verse: surely goodness and mercy shall follow…”

Only He has the power to take our past, the steps already taken, and use it to positively affect our present and our future!

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Evinda

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

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    That is a great blog today about mercy. “HE SAID”-hesed-amazing our God truly is, as He gives us diamonds from coal. What it appears to be is not the finished prize is it? Compression, heat, time, etc., one dark object it started out and it becomes a stone. With more cutting and buffing and work, becomes the most beautiful gem that reflects every color and it also emits electrical current. See, it now has life in what was dead. That is because “HE SAID”! Amen