The book of Ezekiel says in : 34:31 ” You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, Declares the Sovereign Lord,have spoken. This is the reason why I can rest and be in peace, I do not have to worry about anything because I belong to God, I am His child and I am the apple of his eye and I am made in His image. My Shepherd will take care of me in 2015, it does not matter what happen in 2014, Good, Bad, or ugly. If it was Good then God will make it great, If it was bad God will make it Good, If it was ugly God will make it pretty, Why? because He is my Shepherd and the Shepherd take great care of the sheep. Listen to what the Shepherd told the sheep when one day they were out in the field, the Shepherd heard the sheep talking to one another, one sheep said I lost my job and I am broke, one sheep said my wife ran off with another man, one sheep said the doctor said I have cancer, one sheep said I am homeless , one sheep said I have no food or clothes to put on my back.The Good Shepherd stood up and said, wait a minute, Have you all not read the memo I sent out? in Matthew 6:25 I said, ” Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air: they do not worry, they do not work, they have no money, yet your heavenly Father feeds them, so if I feed them, you know I will take care of your needs because I am your Shepherd and you are more valuable to me than the birds. I am your Father, your Guide, your present help today, not past tense, not future tense but now. because we have now issues that need a now solution. The last part of the memo said in vs 34 ” Therefore do not worry about tomorrow , for tomorrow will worry about itself, each day has enough trouble of its own,you need me now.
2015 We must stay in the pasture, not to wonder off because beyond the fence is to dangerous, wolfs in sheep clothing that want to lead you down the wrong path. But what I like about our Good Shepherd is that when one of us wonder a far off beyond the fence, that means out side the will of God, beyond our protection, when we go over to the dark side, when we fell like we no longer need a shepherd, that we have made it, when we think we can be our own guide. we go beyond the fence and get lost, no need to fear because in Matthew 18:12 We see the Good Shepherd leave the 99 other sheep to go get the one sheep that was lost, that is how much our Good Shepherd loves us. I am so glad that The Lord is My Shepherd and not only was my shepherd and not only will be my shepherd, I just want God to be my Shepherd for a day, today because that means that He is my Shepherd everyday. Because one day is like a thousand years to God, that why God is always on time, not slow at fulfilling His promises for His sheep, God is not bound by time, He is the Creator of time.
Psalm 23 ” The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing, He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads beside quiet waters,he refreshes my soul, he guides me along the right paths for his name sake, Even though I walk through the darkest valley I will fear no evil,for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.