Beset by difficult emotions lately, this daily devotion from DR Tony Evans came just in the nick of time. We have an awesome God, and when we pay attention, He rewards us, always and forever providing us with exactly what we need! I give heartfelt thanks for the Good Shepherd, for in His lovingkindness He shows the greatest love for me, His lowliest sinner. Until I stop trying to seek love outside His loving arms, I will find nothing, but hired hands and thieves, and these care naught for me. Oh, how I suffer with this lesson!
7 So Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 "All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
9 "I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
11 "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
12 "He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
13 "He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep.
14 "I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me,
15 "Even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
From DR Evans:
"Have you been duped when it comes to purpose? The only purpose worth living for is God's purpose..." "You will have stability. You can get off the roller coaster of emotions that comes when you live according to your circumstances. Even when things are bad,
you are good because God is good..."You will be provided for. God always supplies that which He has ordained. If you are outside of His purpose, you have to take care of yourself. But if you are walking in His purpose, He will meet all your needs."
Finish Reading The Only Worthwhile Purpose, by DR Tony Evans at One Place.