read read read...I'm sooooooo excited!
You're on the phone and you need to write something down but you don't have any paper handy. You want to make sure you don't forget anything so what do you do? If you're like me, you write it on your hand. I frequently make notes on my hand. It's handy and easy to refer to. I don't forget things I've written on my hand.
Did you know that God has your name written on His hand? He has. It is there in Isaiah 49:16. You are so important to God that He has written your name on His hand.
A lesson from the book of Job.
How often in life do we seem to forget who it is we really serve. How often it is that we misinterpret the suffering of this world for punishment from God. As I ponder these thoughts I am seemingly brought to the plight of Job, a righteous servant and believer in God (Job 1:8). God counted Job as one of his own, yet Satan made the statement that if he were allowed to put Job to the test, Job would turn and curse him. Satanís
I don't know what you see when you see a herd of sheep but, generally, for me, I just see sheep. Nothing special about them. Nothing really to set one apart from another.
However, I know, that isn't the case with a shepherd. A shepherd looks at his sheep and sees each one individually. Each one is unique. Each one has it's own personality. Each one has a name.
God is called the Good Shepherd and we are called the sheep of His pasture. Think about that means. God knows
Those who know me know that one of my favorite Authors is Max Lucado. I have several of his books by my bed (4 at last count) and I read in one of them as part of my regular bedtime routine.
I have recently started rereading When God Calls your Name. I think that this is the first of Max's books that I read. It certainly one of the most influential. When I read this for the first time I found that I could not refrain from commenting on parts of it. I did so in a 6+ page letter. I