After reading the book entitled “Lies Young Women Believe” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Dannah Gresh, I was inspired to commit myself in a 30 days God’s Word reading.  I usually have my own quiet times to read and meditate on God’s Word but I just don’t know what happened why it became so hard for me to do it so. My devotions and prayer life became poor and it was really disappointing not just to God but also for myself. And now, I committed myself to 30 days God’s Word reading without a skip. Well, I can’t do it all by myself, I still need God’s strength and wisdom for that, that’s why I’m continually praying for it.  IT’S TIME FOR ME TO MAKE IT A HABIT TO READ GOD’S WORD.

This is the day #1 entitled ” I am Owned by a Shepherd”. After reading the text from Ezekiel 34-37, the topic is mostly about the Lord as our shepherd and me as one His flocks.

Ezekiel 34: 11-12
For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.

As how a shepherd took care of his flocks, same as (HOW MUCH MORE) if it is the Lord our God (who’s all-loving, all-knowing, all-powerful etc.) Keeping His Promise that our protection is secure if we make a decision to stay in His presence is always worth it. And the assurance of His provision and guidance is always at hand because He is my (our) shepherd.

Ezekiel 34 :25
I will make a covenant of peace with them and rid the land of wild beasts so that they may live in the desert and sleep in the forests in safety.

God’s protection will be our shield from enemies that will not just make us comfortable because nothing and noone can hurt and harm us but also the assurance that we are really safe in His loving arms. 🙂 How sweet it is to think how I am so much loved by my Shepherd, realizing that having Him(JESUS) in my life is always enough.

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