Wednesday, April 05, 2017
2017 04 05
Jesus, help me enter the sheepfold by the way you have set.
"And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers." John 10:4-5 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me hearken only to your voice.
"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me enter Jesus' move abundant life.
"I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep." John 10:14-15 (NKJV)
Thank you, Jesus, for laying your life down for me.
"No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father." John 10:18 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for the power you gave Jesus to lay his life down for me.
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!" Romans 10:14-15 (NKJV)
Father, please help me daily share the good news of what you have done through Jesus.
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. Psalm 147:1 (NKJV)
Father, help me live surrounded by your praises.
The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy. Psalm 147:11 (NKJV)
Father, help me fear you and hope in your mercy.
A word received: Look to me for help in the storm.