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EPISODE 256 – REFRESHED BY HIS TENDER CARE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS

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The Love-Life Agency

Friday 6th October, 2023

 
 

REFRESHED BY HIS TENDER CARE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS

 
” He refreshes and restores my soul (life); He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.Psalm 23:3 (Amplified)
 
Most sheep easily go astray when they are without a shepherd. They live scattered, wearied, cast away and hopeless.
 
That is the state of the world today. 
 
” When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them. They were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36 (CEV)
 
Our Lord Jesus is the true shepherd who gives direction, comfort and total refreshment to His sheep.
 
There are those who don’t stay in the fold or submit to the voice or pathways of the Shepherd. They look away from the Lord and begin to wander in the wilderness of this world. They become prey to wild beasts and are destroyed.
 
” They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild beasts” (Ezekiel 34:5)
 
Now if you can be a sheep, understand also that there are certain people out there in the world, who are as wild beasts looking for strayed sheep to prey on.
 
 
Some sheep also turn away from the Voice of the Good Shepherd to yield to other shepherds who lead them astray, and make them feel helpless.
 
“My people are lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray, causing them to roam the mountains. They have wandered from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place (Jeremiah 50:6).
 
The first phrase in the chapter 23 of Psalms:
 
” THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD…” is also a matter of decision or choice.
 
Our Lord is the Good Shepherd who will not abuse His Royal Sovereignty. He wants you to make an intentional decision to submit to Him as your Shepherd.
 
When you acknoweledge the Lord as the Good Shepherd of your life, you will hear His Voice.
 
His beautiful and tender caring Voice will lead you into His luxurious love, rest and oasis of peace.
 
This rejuvinates, refreshes and restores the heart of the sheep. 
 
The Lord restores your soul, your entire being and life because He is the GOOD SHEPHERD OF YOUR SOUL.
 
” For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” 1 Peter 2:25 (BSB)
 
Look at how He does it again:
 
“He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.
That’s where he restores and revives my life. He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure… Psalm 23:2-3 (TPT)
    
The “RESTORE” in verse 3, is from the Hebrew word, SHÛB, which means to refresh, revive, strengthen, quicken, make to rejoice, to return home, to re-treat, to relieve, retrieve, compensate and to rescue or deliver.
 
This is not necessarily with the idea to return to your starting point. It is to experience the organic design of comfort by the Good shepherd. It is to live the real life the Lord has intended for you. The Shepherd brings you into a life above distress, helplessness and insecurity.
 
Again let me ask you, is the LORD YOUR SHEPHERD?
 
Trust in the comfort of the GOOD SHEPHERD!
 
SELAH
DIG DEEPER:
 
( Isaiah 40:11; Isaiah 53:6; John 10:11,16; Micah 7:14; Hebrews 13:20; Revelation 7:17)
 
PRAYER:
 
We pray that:
 
WE SHALL EXPERIENCE TOTAL STRENGTH AND RESTORATION IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES THROUGH THE CARE AND COMFORT OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD.
 
 
BIBLE READING:
DAY 241
 
Isaiah 28 – 31
 
Romans 5
 
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
 
-I submit to the voice of the shepherd
 
-I do not live scattered ,wearied ,cast away and hopeless
 
-I acknowledge the Lord as the good shepherd of my life.
 
-My soul,entire being is restored because the Lord is my good shepherd

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Sarah Amegavie
Sarah Amegavie
9 months ago

Glory to God!! I have a good Shepherd

Simon Dotse
Simon Dotse
9 months ago

The Lord gives me rest as my Good Shepherd

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
9 months ago

Hallelujah
I trust in the comfort of the Good Shepherd !!

Vincent Mensah
Vincent Mensah
9 months ago

The Lord is indeed my shepherd. I acknowledge the Lord as the good shepherd of my life.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Reply to  Vincent Mensah
9 months ago

In Jesus name

Dr. Elvis Twumasi
Dr. Elvis Twumasi
9 months ago

The Lord is indeed my shepherd…….I have a good shepherd

Bumbede
Bumbede
9 months ago

Glory to God
I am refreshed

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Reply to  Bumbede
9 months ago

In Jesus name

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
9 months ago

My soul,entire being is restored because the Lord is my good shepherd

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
9 months ago

My soul,entire being is restored because the Lord is my good shepherd

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Reply to  Josephine Fianu
9 months ago

In Jesus name

Francis
Francis
9 months ago

I submit to my Great Shepherd
I wholly follow my GREAT Shepherd.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Reply to  Francis
9 months ago

In Jesus name

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
9 months ago

I’ve chosen and submitted to my shepherd. Now I enjoy restoration. Glory to God.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
9 months ago

Thank you sweet Jesus that in our walk with you , you gently lead us and even carry the young.
Jesus is my great shepherd.
Ayayaaaaaa!!!
He has wiped away all my tears.
The amazing thing is even though some time back, we turned away from the Lord,Christ Jesus came to held us together in Love and took upon Himself our sins.
The Lord being our good shepherd also means He would never leave is nor forsake us even in difficult situatios as seen in John 10 verse 10 to 11. Kababashakabababaaa!!! Gloreeey!!!
My good Shepherd always feeds me and loads me with daily benefits.

Asante Sharene
Asante Sharene
9 months ago

The lord is my Shepherd and I obey Him.

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
9 months ago

Ow thank you Lord, with your word you refresh my soul Always.

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