Today, I begin my post with worship. Precious Jesus, we surrender.
The Lord keeps bringing this Scripture to my mind: “I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.” Acts 13:22
Isn’t the key to being a person “after God’s own heart” to be surrendered to God’s will and to put our trust in Him alone?
Stand outside tonight and look up at the stars. Look at the work of His hands! Those stars were scattered across the sky by God’s mighty hand. The stars are so far away that even though they are larger than the sun, they look like tiny points of light.
Did you now that our galaxy, the Milky Way, has approximately 100 billion stars in it? But the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the universe… There are about 10 billion galaxies in the observable universe!¹
Just imagine the enormity of what we can’t see! This is the God that we trust!
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So how do we know what God wants us to do? How can His plan be carried out if we don’t know what it is?
We must trust the Lord, study the Word ,and spend time in prayer.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
God reminds me that “we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” (Psalm 100:3 ) Sheep aren’t that smart. They need endless attention and meticulous care. They are unable to take care of themselves. They need a shepherd. It is not by accident that we are compared to sheep in the Scriptures.
David was a shepherd boy. He learned about God as he cared for his flocks. He knew everything about the relationship between the shepherd and his sheep. He writes, “The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1
The sheep know the shepherd’s voice. Jesus said, “The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” John 10:2-5
As we spend time in the Word and in prayer, we will learn to hear His voice.
Jesus declared, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10:11)
If we are surrendered to the Lord, if our heart seeks after Him, we are doing our part. God will carry out His plan. He will do it. He will make that happen. He is the Good Shepherd.
This is My Journey Unscripted.
Do you know Jesus?
If you have never asked Jesus to be your Savior, you can do it now. He loves you more than you can comprehend, and it will change your life forever.
“IF YOU CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH, ‘JESUS IS LORD,’ AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, YOU WILL BE SAVED. FOR IT IS WITH YOUR HEART THAT YOU BELIEVE AND ARE JUSTIFIED, AND IT IS WITH YOUR MOUTH THAT YOU CONFESS AND ARE SAVED. AS THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, ANYONE WHO TRUSTS IN HIM WILL NEVER BE PUT TO SHAME.” ROMANS 10:9-11