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An Organic Relationship

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Good morning Holy Spirit! Praise be to You!


Again this morning I am greeted with soft pink clouds. They almost seemed to be saying~ Spring is coming! But I know that cold winter weather is working up some more snow and chillin! And that’s ok, because it’s the story of life. There is a demon trying to blast all the King’s kids off of His highroad. But Jesus, the Son of God, has us securely by the hand with no intent of letting go.

Jesus Loves us dearly, and He is the Good Shepherd. We are the sheep of His pasture. Jesus loves us and cares for us and John 10 puts the meaning so clearly:


John 10: 1-6 (NIV)

“Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. Only Jesus can be our true shepherd.


3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him, because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” 6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.


We hear the voice of our true Shepherd and follow Him. Our obedience brings rewards, for Jesus always leads us down the best path for us to travel walking it with us. We can depend on Him and trust Him. A BFS Bible study gives a great description of our relationship as “organic, authentic, and eternal like the connection between the Son and the Father”.

He calls us by name; we belong to Him. Another Bible verse that tells us this is

Isaiah 43:1

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you [from captivity];

I have called you by name; you are Mine!

This is so deep; take it in~ Our relationship with God is personal! He ‘knows’ our name meaning He knows each of us completely~ all our thoughts, our strengths and weaknesses; He knows the anxieties we have, even those that came from our ‘raising up years’. He calls us by name! His love is constant, deep and abiding.

9 [Jesus says]“I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

11 “I am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.


In the summer the sheep pens have stone walls and an opening~ no gate. The Shepherd himself sleeps across the opening and becomes the gate. Jesus is our Gate; He is our guard and protection through the dark times as well as through our sunshiny days. He is our only Gate into God’s Kingdom.

14 “I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to My voice, and there shall be one flock and one Shepherd.


Jesus is our Shepherd who takes care of us, leads us to pasture for food and rest; He protects us from the devil wolf who seeks to steal us away, kill, and destroy us. Jesus is our true Shepherd who laid down His life for us; His crucifixion paid our penalty, and we gained His righteousness. Our Shepherd gives us, His sheep, a peace that permeates our life when we hear His voice and follow Him; He gives us security:

John 10:28 NIV

I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;

no one will snatch them out of my hand.

Categories: God's Love , Our Protector God , Faithful God

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                                        AWESOME GOD


 DIGGING DEEPER

Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.


Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!


Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:


Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.


Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.