Fully Restored

Today’s Word Of Encouragement from Wayne: “He restores my soul” Psalm 23:3 Praise God; in Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd, we are granted salvation and restoration! God saves us and He restores us - eternal life and abundant life. We are saved now and forever, and we are restored in this moment. Restoration comes through our daily reception of, and fellowship with, our Shepherd Who, “makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters” (Psalm 23:2). Jesus is constantly calling us to Himself so that in Him we may experience true rest which leads to restoration. As we rest in our Shepherd’s complete provision, knowing His peaceful, fruitful pastures and His quiet, living water

Into The Sheepfold Of Oneness

Today’s Word Of Encouragement from Wayne: “No one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater then all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one” John 10:28-29 We are the most blessed sheep of our Shepherd. Such love, such infinite care is being poured out upon us. When our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, tells us, “no one will snatch them out of My hand,” He reveals to us in this verse that He is saying so with the full authority, power, and eternal assurance that comes from almighty God the Father Himself on our behalf. And our Savior reaffirms, for our benefit, that there is no way on heaven or on earth that H

Remain In His Hand

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand” John 10:27-18 Stay in the hand of your Good Shepherd. Remain by His side, as close as you can be, and you will never have to worry about ever being “snatched” out of His hand. The fact is, you truly are in His hand, right now. Yet isn’t it our own thoughts (or sometimes the thoughts of others) that can so often seemingly “snatch” us away from the reality of our complete safety with our Shepherd, Who strongly stands guard over us, protecting us with His presence? We are in His hand, yet

In The Hand Of Your Good Shepherd

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand” John 10:27-28 See yourself right now in the hand of your Good Shepherd. Do you notice that Jesus said the word “hand” instead of hands in this Scripture? Jesus could have said “no one will snatch them out of my hands” and we would still have had that same sense of assurance, of our complete ability to rest and feel safe in our Shepherd’s hands. However, our loving Good Shepherd did say “hand” and this makes me think of how big His hand must be if He can fit a whole sheep in His one hand

The Blessings Of Hearing His Voice

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of my hand” John 10:27-28 When we respond to and follow the voice of Jesus Christ, the Lord our Shepherd, we are blessed beyond abundance with a multitude of blessings. According to this Scripture, when we grasp the necessity of hearing the voice of our Shepherd, and His voice only, then this is when we clear the air and step into the present moment reality of these deep spiritual truths and blessings that : we, the sheep of Jesus Christ, actually do hear His voice, our Shepherd knows us, we are

Know His Voice

Today’s Word Of Encouragement from Wayne: “When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice” John 10:4 Yesterday we considered Jesus’ words concerning His will for His entire church when He said, “they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd” (John 10:16). Today’s Scripture shows us why this is so important. Our Lord has a purpose for His flock in this world in this day. We need to “know His voice,” just as He has said, so we may understand His purpose and follow Him in doing His will. Our Good Shepherd desires to put forth “all his own,” as “one flock with one shepherd.” This is to be our presence in, an

Hear My Voice And Become One

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “They will hear My voice; and become one flock with one shepherd” John 10:16 One of the greatest benefits given to us, in hearing and responding to the voice of Jesus, is that we “become” something and that something we become is “one,” one with the Lord our Shepherd, and one within ourselves. Hearing the voice of our Good Shepherd is intended to draw us individually, and corporately as the body of Christ, into a state of oneness. “One flock with one shepherd” is the desire of our Savior, Who died and rose on our behalf so we might become His children and His flock. I encourage you today to hear your Shepherd’s voice, for He is calling you to Himself

Three Beautiful Truths

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “The sheep hear His voice, and He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out” John 10:3 Here are three beautiful truths in this verse, regarding our Good Shepherd, that we have been graciously given and should always be aware of, for our own maximum benefit and blessing throughout each day. Indeed, according to this Scripture, we should not even think of going “out” our door without first reminding ourselves of these truths concerning; who we are as the sheep of His pasture, and Who He is, the Lord our Shepherd. The first beautiful truth is, “the sheep hear His voice.” Yes, our Good Shepherd calls us to Himself and He speaks to us. If you are not

Know Your Good Shepherd Even As He Knows You

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep” John 10:14-15 Jesus, our Good Shepherd, laid His life down for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life, forever with Him as His forever sheep, “the sheep of His hand” (Psalm 95:70). Our Good Shepherd regards us so highly that He invites us all to “know Me, even as I know the Father and the Father knows Me.” Make sure to receive this amazing truth, this holy invitation if you will, concerning the level of fellowship, communication, communion and oneness your Good Shepherd is offering, and ha

The Holy Spirit Whom He Poured Out Upon Us

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: "The Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior" Titus 3:5-6 Bless the Lord O my soul! Beloved child of God, you are rich beyond all you could ever hope for in the Lord, your Good Shepherd. God has “richly” poured out His Own Holy Spirit upon you, “through Jesus Christ our Savior.” Our innermost beings have been, and continue to be, saturated with God's Own richness of life. His Living Water has not been held back, not one drop, but has indeed been poured out upon us, richly, by our Lord Himself. We are God's garden and look how lovingly He tends us -- pouring forth fully, and without reservation, the water of life

All My Springs Of Joy

Today’s Word Of Encouragement from Wayne: “All my springs of joy are in You” Psalm 87:7 Here is the difference between joy in this world and the joy of the Lord. The joy of God is a living joy, a regenerating joy, a continuous spring of joy. God’s joy renews, refreshes, and revives us. Joy in this world may come and go or exist only as a memory. But God’s joy is a constant, faithful, every day spring of life within us. As God’s beloved children we are blessed to know that, “In Your presence is fullness of Joy” (Psalm 16:11). The single best place, in grace, for us to arrive at in our quest for and understanding of joy, is to realize and gratefully confess along with Psalm 87 that, “all my sp

The Ways Of Life

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of gladness with Your presence” Acts 2:28 On the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit had been poured out upon all the believers who were gathered together, the apostle Peter quoted these words of King David from the sixteenth Psalm, saying that on this day these prophetic words were fulfilled. These words have been fulfilled in us too. Jesus Christ, our gracious Savior, has made known to us the “ways of life.” We have come to know Him as our Good Shepherd and, as our Good Shepherd, He always lovingly calls us to Himself ,where we are graced to behold that He, Himself, is our way, o

Behold The Lamb

Today’s Word Of Encouragement from Wayne: “The lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes” Revelation 7:17 Do you know one of the best things about Christ our Good Shepherd, something that makes Him the best possible Shepherd ever, something that sets Him far apart and far above every other shepherd that has ever lived? It is that our Shepherd became a lamb on our behalf, a sheep just like us. Our Savior Jesus Christ has completely identified with us; all of our ways are intimately and sympathetically known to Him. By His Own free will and motivated by His Own love, our Good Shephe

Drink Living Water

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “The Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes” Revelation 7:17 God’s living water is here for you and in you right now, ready to refresh you and heal your wounds. In this beautiful verse from the book of Revelation, we see our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, in heaven still bringing us to springs of living water even as He wipes away all of our tears. Our Good Shepherd gives us sweet living water while He simultaneously lovingly touches us, caressing us, removing with His Own hand our every tear. What a tremendous image and truth this is, of

Springs Of The Water Of Life

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “The Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes” Revelation 7:17 Even in heaven our Good Shepherd Jesus Christ will continue to shepherd us. In Psalm 23 we see David, a shepherd himself, saying this of the Lord his Shepherd, “He leads me beside quiet waters.” So now, as revealed in this verse from Revelation, here is the complete faithfulness of our Shepherd in that He is still guiding us, in heaven, “to springs of the water of life.” Praise God, He is so good, so consistently good! Jesus is feeding and leading us every day now, as our Good

Drink Deeply Today

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘from his innermost being will flow rivers of living water’” John 7:38 Drinking Jesus is the same as believing, actively, in Jesus. As we believe in Jesus our Savior, moment by moment, with all of our faith, hope, and love directed in spirit to Him, we realize His Holy Spirit is living water within us, with the result that our faith is enlarged even as His living water surges, flowing from our innermost being. There is a flowing river within you right now; unbroken, with no pauses or gaps, continuously bathing, cleansing, and purifying you in the never-ending living waters of your Lord. The reality withi

Come To Christ And Drink

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “Jesus stood up and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink” John 7:37 For the past two days I have been sharing with you from the 23rd Psalm regarding the Lord, our Shepherd, leading us “beside quiet waters,” the waters of rest, where we may freely drink, in safety and in the presence of our Good Shepherd. In this verse from John’s Gospel we plainly see Jesus, our Shepherd, calling all to come to Him and drink. Jesus is our Good Shepherd and He always shepherds us, in spirit, to Himself. He is our living water, our daily bread, our sustenance, our rest, and our peace. Our Good Shepherd provides all that we need, consis

Quiet Waters

Today’s Word Of Encouragement from Wayne: “He leads me beside quiet waters” Psalm 23:2 There are two important times, in the life of a sheep, when quiet waters are absolutely necessary in order to survive. The first is in drinking and the second is in crossing. In order for a sheep to drink, there must be quiet waters. Quiet waters are safe waters, waters of rest. The sheep can feel at ease enough to be able to drink. And so it is with us. “In quietness and trust is your strength” Isaiah 30:15. It is when we are at rest with Christ, “seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word” (Luke 10:39), that we are able to receive and be nourished by the living waters of our Lord. Stirred up waters

The Waters Of Rest

Today’s Word Of Encouragement from Wayne: “He leads me beside quiet waters” Psalm 23:2 Beloved child of God, sheep of your Good Shepherd, come to the “quiet waters.” “Waters of rest” is the literal rendition of the “quiet waters” that David wrote about in this verse. Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is our Good Shepherd, leads us to “quiet waters,” the waters of rest with Him, Himself. Our Good Shepherd does not lead us to the turbulent waters of strife in this world. No. It is because our Shepherd is so good that He leads us to quiet waters, to waters of rest, so we may rest with Him, under His covering of protection, in the midst of His nurturing Presence. When it comes to our Good Shepherd, we

He Feeds Us Himself

Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne: “I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd” Ezekiel 34:23 This prophetic word from God, through the prophet Ezekiel, came hundreds of years after King David had died. God was looking ahead and speaking of Jesus, our Savior, our Good Shepherd, Who “will feed them himself.” This word has two meanings. The first, perhaps more obvious meaning, is that Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd, feeds us. As we saw yesterday, we are “the sheep of His hand” (Psalm 95:7). If we will only come to Jesus Christ for our daily bread and living water, He will always gladly hand feed us, in His

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