Extracting The Precious From The Worthless
Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne:
“Thus says the Lord, ‘If you return, then I will restore you - Before Me you will stand; and if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become My spokesman’”
Perhaps one of God’s richest blessings for us in this present world, concerning our Gracious Good Shepherd Who, as David wrote, “restores my soul” (Psalm 23:3), is that when we are restored, returned to our Shepherd and in His presence, this is when we are able to “extract the precious from the worthless.”
Oh praise His Name, what a blessing, to remain in the presence of our Loving Shepherd Jesus Christ, fully returned and restored, knowing that in His presence, in His light, we are graced with the wisdom to know what is good for us and what is not.
Hearing the voice of our Shepherd Jesus, calling us continuously to Himself, and responding always to His voice, brings us into an ever increasingly purer state of fellowship with Him, Who is our life.
In this grace, in this place, of “return, then I will restore you - before Me you will stand,” God enables us, as we rest in His presence, to see and discern that which is truly precious.
I encourage you to live this day as a beloved sheep always near your Shepherd and, in the light of His presence, “extract the precious from the worthless.”
Carefully listen to, and consider, whatever enters your ear and heart, always remembering that you are Jesus Christ’s most “precious” sheep and so, as you listen, retain that which is “precious” and let go of the “worthless.”
You will be a much happier sheep.