John 10: 10, 11 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.
Prayer: Jesus, we give thanks to you for offering us abundant life.
Thought for the day: How rare is the cold cereal box that is brimming with cereal.
Isaiah 40:10, 11 See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power, and his arm rules for him. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him. He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.
Prayer: Jesus, we give thanks for all the days you have gathered us in your arms as lambs.
Thought for the day: Even restless pets sleep well cradled in the arms of their master hearing a soothing heartbeat.
Ezekiel 34: 23, 24 I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd. I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David will be prince among them. I the Lord have spoken.
Prayer: Lord God, we thank you for the servant leadership of Jesus.
Thought for the day: When was the last time you thanked those who have care for your soul?
Jeremiah 23:2, 3 Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: “Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,” declares the Lord. I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number.
Prayer: Lord God, we are grateful to you for protecting your believers.
Thought for the day: God always has your best interest in mind.
Matthew 18: 12, 13 What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, ad one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? Nd if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about the one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.
Prayer: O Jesus, we give thanks that you came to seek and save the lost.
Thought for the day: For one who knows their value souls like rare coins are worth saving.
I Peter 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you are the prophesied Chief Shepherd, and we await your appearance.
Thought for the day: Seasons appear in their own time right on time.
Ephesians 3:20, 21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer: Lord God, the abundance you bring to the lives of believers is amazing.