It's All Grace

Amazing things can happen when you allow the Lord to work in your life.

Anointed or Just Annoyed?

Flies can be a serious problem in the summer.  Did you know that sheep will do almost anything  to rid themselves of flies buzzing around their heads, even kill themselves?  There are warble flies, bot flies, heel flies, nose flies, black flies, mosquitoes, gnats & other winged parasites that can readily turn summer months into a time of torture for sheep & drive them to major distractions or even their own death!  However, it’s not the major distractions that tear our lives apart as much as it is the pesky little irritants!

The Shepherd will anoint the sheep’s head for many reasons.  The Shepherd loves and cares for HIS sheep.  HE anoints them to soothe their pain, correct their thinking & heal their relationships.  What “little” thing are you letting destroy you today?  Instead of swatting at them to go away, only to return unbothered by your frustration, let the Shepherd take care of you by allowing HIM to anoint your head, resulting in a cup that runneth over.

Psalm 23:5  “Thou preparest a table before me before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

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The Shepherd’s Voice

Do you . . . can you . . . or will you hear the Shepherds voice when HE calls?  Are you able to discern one voice from the other?  To do so, you must be still and be responsive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  He may not speak with a blast of the trumpet, and it may not be a touch on the shoulder.  Do not wait for some climactic experience, yet follow the still, small voice.  Be obedient to the gentle nudging of His Spirit.  He often works this way because He wants to develop your sensitivity.  He knows our frailties, and will use this process to make us stronger and strengthen our faith!  You will either hear HIS voice and respond, resulting in a life of increased faith, or you will miss it, missing out on the abundant life of walking closely with the Shepherd.