Thank You Jesus for rescuing me. You are my good Shepherd from on high who gives me great hope. Because of your sacrifice on the cross I am restored. My old self is done away and I am made new in your love. There was so much holding me back but that is over now. I began to hear You calling for me and I finally sought You out. My closed heart was now open to your commands. Though I disregarded You for so long, You never gave up on me. You took me by the hand and led me back into the flock. I was lost and You found me. You loosed the veils that were clouding my vision. I can see clearly now. Your truths in the Bible jump out at me. I love every word. You teach me through each passage of scripture. I know the way now, and it is through You, Lord. There was a miracle done in my life and it because of You.
Jesus, You truly “seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away”. I was so broken until I discovered your love. You “bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick”. Your compassion for me cannot be compared. When I thought there was nothing left for me You strengthened me. I am no longer sick but alive in your matchless grace. For I was unworthy of your love but You still sought me out and restored me to full health. Nothing can ever match your great mercy. I was “scattered on a cloudy and dark day” but now I walk in the light. I feed in your good pasture. I never want to leave your side, Lord. You have won my heart over. I choose to follow my Lord and Shepherd. For You lift my head up high. My paths are straight. You have called me to do greater things. Thank You Lord. I Love You.
Ezekiel 34:11-16 (NKJV)
11 ‘For thus says the Lord God: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.
13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
15 I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God.
16 “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”
Artist: Amanda Cook
Album: Brave New World (2015)