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Morning and Evening 08/19/09

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Living in New Zealand for two years was one of God’s richest blessings to our family. While there we became familiar with sheep. There are far more sheep in New Zealand than people. It became apparent watching them why the Lord calls us His sheep. Without the shepherd to look after us, we would soon perish.

Spurgeon expresses some of the attributes of our Great Shepherd in this devotional. As our shepherd-king “He rules by the force of love and the energy of goodness”. He does everything expected of a shepherd; guides, watches. preserves, restores, tends, and feeds. “His eyes never slumber, and His hands never rest; His heart never ceases to beat with love, and His shoulders are never weary of carrying His people’s burdens.” “It is a joyful truth to consider that He who stands today representing the interests of His people is very God of very God, to whom every knee shall bow.”

We are so thankful that the Lord is our Shepherd, we shall not want. Bless the Lord, oh my soul and forget not His benefits!!

I am so thankful that God is my refuge in this world where the Prince of the Power of the Air is seeking to destroy the souls of men. Sin, Satan, the world, and our flesh are his weapons. As we drift further and further from the Lord in this country I feel his evil presence. It is only the Lord who protects and keeps us from his snares. I pray tonight Lord, that You would not let allow us to be tested beyond our ability to bear and will always provide a way of escape! We are weak and can easily fall prey to the enemy. Deliver us from evil and the Evil one. Oh how we need you Lord!

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