Thursday, May 20, 2010

♥ Thankful Thursday ♥
















I was thinking about what I am thankful for, and then seen this graphic, and I thought well first and foremost I am thankful for the loving Shepherd who found me, and made me his own, now I can say I am his, without hesitation, or thinking, I love my precious Shepherd, and I so want to be pleasing to him. I do not want to wander off to any other pasture, and I do not want to have him use the rod on me, or to break my legs, now that is a stretch, but the true Shepherd does at times need to do that, to his sheep, those are they that wander off and just will not stay close by the Shepherd, I want to be in the arms of the Shepherd, and let him care for me, to feed me, to clothe me, to lead me to green pastures, and sweet still water, oh yes I love where the Shepherd takes me, and may I always and forever follow him, and one day I will follow him right into heaven, where the truest green pastures are, and that is my hope, and what a wonderful experience to look forward to. I so hope the upper taker comes and gets me, and not the undertaker, I am waiting for the Rapture of the church, and hope it is while I am still living, that is my earnest hope, is it your hope, if you have never accepted that free gift of salvation I beg you let today be the day of salvation, let today be the first day of the rest of your life.

Luke 15:6  And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.



Now I can almost hear the excitement of his voice when he stated this, can you?


John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.


John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Yes Praise God, I do know his voice and I am thankful for that;  I cannot imagine not talking to my Jesus, or being able to hear him, I do love his direction, I love his written word, and when I get fluttered and flittered, I am happy he is there to lead me, to correct me and to call me his sheep. Have a Teriffic Thankful Thursday, and be blessed.

15 comments:

Aliene said...

Hi Barbara, I too want to follow the Shepherd. He feeds me, gives me water, lets me rest in peace and one day will carry me Home. Have a blessed day.

Camille said...

Now this is a beautiful post Barbara! How blessed we are to be HIS sheep! You painted the picture so well. What lovely things to be thankful for each day.

Blessings,
Camille

Barbara said...

Oh yes amen ladies, we have so much to be thankful for, and so many times we thank the wrong one, God brings the complete package to us. In him all things are wonderful.Hugs, Barbara

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh, how blessed we are to have the Great Shepherd guiding us all the days of our lives.

I am with you my friend - praying the Lord takes us all home soon in a glorious rapture!

Lynda Young said...

Rejoicing with the Lord, rejoicing in fellowship, rejoicing in prayer.

Many blessings,
Lyn

Barb said...

This post made me weepy. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

big hugs,
Barb

Denise said...

Very lovely post.

Whidbey Woman said...

Nice to know that when we wander, our Shepherd gently guides us back in to where we need to be and keeps us safe.

Karen said...

I LOVE posts relating the Lord as our Good Shepherd...one of my favorite pictures of Him....

Lynda Young said...

Oh, and I gave you a versatile blogger award. You can pick it up on my blog.
Hugs,
Lyn

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Good Morning~
You have won The Grill Daddy. If you send me your address I will mail it to you.
It took a long time for me to get it ~so if you don't get it by 4 weeks let me know and I will email them. The last drawing I did for them took forever for my winner to get but she did get it!
Blessings~
Carrie

Tanya said...

Congrats on winning Carrie's giveaway!!! I can't think of anyone more deserving than your kind self. Your post was wonderful and very meaningful. Thanks for sharing!! Let us know about that Grill Daddy!!!

Paula said...

I loved your post Barbara! It's beautiful and I do follow my Savior. I'm waiting for Him to take me home.
Hugs, Paula

A Gardner's Cottage said...

This is such a lovely post and one worth reading again and again. I can't imagine one day without being watched and cared for by the Shepherd or feasting on His Word!

~Nancy~

Lynn said...

Wow Barbara,

I actually didn't know that a shepherd would break legs to keep his sheep near. Something to ponder and wow...

Happy TT a little late and see you again this week. Hugs, Lynn