Category Archives: Control

Will You?

John 10:10-11 (NIV) “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Will you give God control of your life or are you going to remain in control? Are you going to keep struggling to conquer? Or are you going to enter the lane of those who are more than conquerors? Read the rest of this entry

Shepherd vs. Cowboy

Ps.26:3 “Your constant love is my guide and your faithfulness always leads me.” (TEV, emphasis added)

Who is your shepherd? I hope that by now you can say Only Jesus! A lot of us know people or are people that travel. When we travel to new places, sometimes we go around the city just to appreciate the sights. Read the rest of this entry

Never Ever!

1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV) “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light”

 

You are going to let yourself down, it is standard. You are going to set goals that you will not achieve. I am saying this to you from a place of knowing. I have experienced this myself. At the beginning of the year, I set goals in the major areas of my life. Read the rest of this entry

The Pleasure

Ps.63:1-3 (MSG) “God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you! I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts. So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory.”

We are excited about God’s work and about what God is doing on earth. It is easy to look at the news and think that all hope is lost. It is easy to look at what is going on, the legislation, Read the rest of this entry

Step Aside

Eph. 1:20 (TLB) “God’s great power is available to help us who believe Him. It is the same mighty power that raised Christ.” (emphasis added)

Does the scripture say half of the power is available to us? All that power! All the same mighty power, the power of resurrection that raised Christ from the dead. Read the rest of this entry

Come Back

Eph. 1:20 (TLB) “God’s great power is available to help us who believe Him. It is the same mighty power that raised Christ.” (emphasis added)

A lot of the time, because the major things in our lives are outside our control, we tend to struggle with the concept of God being in control. We do not get to choose things like our gifts (talent, ability). Read the rest of this entry

Glory Road

Ps.119:90 “Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created. 91 Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans. 92 If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery”.

The eighteenth prophecy about Jesus that we are considering is, the Messiah’s price money would be used to buy a potter’s field.What the thirty pieces of silver that Judas collected will be used for was even prophesied. Read the rest of this entry

Get Up!

Isa.60:1 (NCV) “…get up and shine, because your light has come, and the glory of the Lord shines on you.”

To Arise means to get up, to come into notice, to originate from a source. To arise means to begin to exist. The story of some people is though they are alive, they are not existing. Read the rest of this entry

On Display

Ps.31:19 “How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.” [with emphasis]

 

In herding the sheep, the shepherd works with a team of sheepdogs. The number of the sheepdogs vary depending on the herd. Research shows that depending on the specie, Read the rest of this entry

Power & Grace

Ps.23:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” [NKJV, with emphasis].

God is not only all powerful, God is one hundred percent loyal. If you make God your shepherd today, you will experience God’s absolute power and total loyalty. The truth is this, Read the rest of this entry