Jesus Said “Feed My Sheep”

This picture dropped out of an old photo album while going through our storage of stuff. I forgot all about it and got a kick out of how I could relate it to this poem I came across and the pictures and scriptures below. It’s of me at a family friends ranch in the Summer of 1959.

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FEED MY SHEEP

SHEPHERD, show me how to goโ€‚
O’er the hillside steep,
How to gather, how to sow, โ€ƒ
How to feed Thy sheep;
I will listen for Thy voice,โ€ƒ
Lest my footsteps stray;
I will follow and rejoiceโ€ƒ
All the rugged way.

Thou wilt bind the stubborn will,โ€ƒ
Wound the callous breast,
Make self-righteousness be still,โ€ƒ
Break earth’s stupid rest.
Strangers on a barren shore,โ€ƒ
Lab’ring long and lone,
We would enter by the door,โ€ƒ
And Thou know’st Thine own.

So, when day grows dark and cold,โ€ƒ
Tear or triumph harms,
Lead Thy lambkins to the fold,โ€ƒ
Take them in Thine arms;
Feed the hungry, heal the heart.โ€ƒ
Till the morning’s beam;
White as wool, ere they depart,โ€ƒ
Shepherd, wash them clean.

Mary Baker Eddy

So Jesus told them this story:ย โ€œIf a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Wonโ€™t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?ย ย  Luke 15:4

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โ€œHe shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.โ€ Isaiah 40:11

This conversation took place at Tiberius (Lake Galilee), after Jesus had risen from the dead. Peter and other disciples were fishing. Jesus appeared, caused their nets to be filled, and invited them to add some fish to the breakfast he was cooking.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. John 10:2728

Choosing The Path of God

ALONG GODS PATH

When I walk along this path,ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 
I shall keep my eyes on You, ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 
For I take you for your Word,ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 
Knowing that Your Word is True.

As I walk along this path,
You will help me understand;
You will guide me with Your Word,
When You take me by the hand.

As I walk along this path,
Thy Word unfolding gives me Light;
It shall guide me on the way,
In the Power of Your Might.

As I walk along this path,
In the Power of Your Might;
Being strengthened by Your Truth,
Bringing others to your Light.

As I walk along this path,
Helping others on the way;
Speaking Truth into their heart,
Infusing Hope into their day.

Heavenly Father, You know every decision we need to make and every challenge we face each and every day. Please forgive us for the times that we try to figure this life out on our own. We need You Father, and we need Your Holy Spirit to give us strength, wisdom, and direction, to lead us on the path of Your choosing. Thank You Father. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. ๐Ÿ™

โค Thank you for stopping by. โค

๐ŸŒปHAVE A BLESSED WEEK๐ŸŒป

An Instrument of Your Love

O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.โ€ Psalm 51:15

I came across this journal entry the other day that I had written back in January of this year and decided to post it for today. My I hope is that it blesses you, and glorifies our Heavenly Father.


My life is a song, and you Heavenly Father are the Composer. I am your instrument, and You are the Musician. I would not be able to make music in Your orchestra apart from You. I would not know the right notes to play or the right time to play them. May I be ever so faithful in yeilding myself to your direction, so that no one will ever doubt that the music of my life reveals the melody of your love. I will forever continue to lift my voice to proclaim your faithfulness, to exalt your Holy Name, and rejoice in your coming Kingdom. ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Ephesians 5:19

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable OH LORD, my strengthย and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

“I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.” Psalm 109:30

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Psalm 149:3-5

Neither yield ye your members [as] instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members [as] instruments of righteousness unto God. Romans 6:13

While I was writing it down on my site, I thought I would do a topic search at the same time of ‘an instrument of God’. (I’m a perpetual multitasker ๐Ÿค”). Of course there were plenty of scripture links that came up, but one link popped out at me. It was a link to that very topic, so clicking on it, I noticed it was a blog by Sharla Fritz, written 5 and a half years ago. So with a thankful heart to Sharla Fritz, an amazing author and speaker, who had given me her permission, I am including an excerpt from her site from September 8, 2015 blog, titled ‘You Are God’s Chosen Instrument: 3 Ways to Make Music in His Hands’....

I believe we are each Godโ€™s chosen instrument. The Father lovingly chooses each of us to play for His glory. He works through each of us in various concert venues around the world. He produces beautiful music in those who yield to His gentle touch.

Click link below to read more of this post on her site:
http://www.sharlafritz.com/2015/09/3192

Heavenly Father, I ask that you protect and guide all who come and visit here, and lead them on the path of Your choosing. I pray that they may become a precious instrument of blessings and praises in Your hands, that their lives will reveal the melody of your love to those they encounter along their way….  In Jesus name I pray, thank You Father, Amen.

You Will Never Walk Alone

Never think you’re all alone,

for Jesus loves us, this He’s shown;

Although we may be far apart,

we know we’re in each other’s heart.

So when we lift each one in prayer,

we know that Jesus will be there.

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Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:16





Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Jesus answered him, โ€œIf anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. John 14:23

Psalm 46:2-3

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake thereof. Selah

But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning. Oh Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3

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Heavenly Father, by faith I come before your Throne and ask that You watch over all who visit this site. Instruct them and teach them in the way they should go. Guide them with your eye. Cause them to know they’ll never be alone, You’ll never leave them nor forsake them. This is your promise to all your children that love You and abide in You. Heal all those who need healing, comfort all those in need of comfort, whatever their needs are Lord, I trust you will meet them according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. In His name, above all names, Amen