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Bible study is essential to our Christian walk. As we study God's Word, our personal relationship with God grows deeper and deeper. It empowers us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. This is what has inspired me to do an online Bible study.

Many years ago my husband introduced me to a commentary on the book of Colossians and I was so blessed as the Scripture came to life before my very eyes. Since that day we have developed an extensive library and enjoy studying God's Word.

I have prepared some Bible studies that I would like to share with you. My prayer is that they will bless you as much as they have blessed me in preparing them. I pray your life is touched and that it would inspire you to live every moment of every day for Christ.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Lord is my Shepherd

Philip Keller was a shepherd and he wrote a wonderful book called “A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23”, it is a classic today.

He wrote that Sheep do not 'just take care of themselves' as some might suppose. They require more than any other class of livestock, endless attention and meticulous care. It is no accident that God has chosen to call us sheep. The behavior of sheep and human beings is similar in many ways.

An interesting fact he brought up was that it is almost impossible for sheep to lie down unless four requirements are met: free of all fear, free from friction with other sheep, free of pests, and free of hunger. Only the Shepherd can provide release from these anxieties. It is he who makes it possible for the sheep to lie down, rest, relax and flourish.

A flock that is restless and discontented never does well. The same is true of people. In the Christians life there is no substitute for the awareness that the Shepherd is nearby. There is nothing like Christ's presence to dispel the fear, the panic, and the terror of the unknown. The idea of a sound mind is that of a mind at ease, at peace not perturbed or harassed or obsessed with fear. Remember Christ's words: I am with you ALWAYS! Matthew 28:20

As Sheep, we follow our Shepherd! The Lord is our Shepherd ~ Psalm 23

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