The Sheep of His Pasture

You my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are people, and I am your God, declares the Sovereign Lord. – (Ezekiel 34:31)

 

These words were spoken by the Lord through Ezekiel, at the end of a prophesy of warning to those who were in leadership positions who had abused their authority and not cared for those whom they were meant to provide care. For those who had remained faithful, the Lord promised a covenant of peace and His blessing. God reminded them that He counted the faithful as His own, and that He would care for them, as would a good shepherd. Even more than that, the Lord assured them that He was their God, and His sovereignty was their assurance that He indeed has the supreme power and authority over all. The word given then, remains true throughout the ages. The Lord is still our Good Shepherd. He is our God and is sovereign over all. If we draw near to Him and give Him our heart, He counts us among His people. May we seek our Savior with our whole heart, and know His sovereignty in our lives.

 

May we be faithful,The little lamb

whole-heartedly seek;

our Savior and Lord,

as His humble sheep.

He is our Shepherd,

Who tends us with care;

provides safe pasture,

delivers us there.

When He is our God,

He forgives our sin;

He rules and He reigns,

our Lord, sovereign.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we seek You with our whole heart, You count us among Your people. Thank You that You shepherd us with Your loving kindness, and that You are sovereign over all. Thank You that no matter what comes our way, You are God, and You are greater. Forgive us for our fear and lack of faith, and help us to trust in Your unfailing love. Teach us to love as You so lavishly love us, and may many come to know You as their God, as we faithfully follow You. Be glorified, Lord God, as we go forth as the people of Your pasture. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

Listen… be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. – Proverbs 23:19

Our Sovereign Savior

Our Sovereign SaviorGod, our Creator,

dwells in hearts of man;

not in a building,

made by human hand.

He made land and sea,

from one man, made all;

determined the place,

each border would fall.

God gave with a choice,

yet that choice is plain;

if we look around,

creation proclaims.

It summons we seek,

and reach out for Him;

when we truly look,

He will enter in.

The Lord’s always near,

close as our next breath;

our life is in Him,

and hope after death.

For in Him we live,

and have our being;

empowered to move,

vision for seeing.

 

(Responding to Acts 17:24-28)
 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are sovereign over all, yet at the same time, You are close and personal.  Thank You that You love us so much, that You allow us to choose.  Thank You that You have always chosen us; that Your love for us is unending.  Thank You that there is evidence of You, all around us.  Forgive us for the times that we were silent when we should have spoken, and please birth in us, a new boldness for You.  Lead us in Your love, and let Your light be evident in all that we say and do.  May many come to know the sweet space of knowing You as their Savior.  Help us to have a heightened awareness of Your nearness today.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

The Sovereign Shepherd

For when we are sheep,

Great Shepherd is ours;

defending our hearts,

from that which devours.

We are His people,

the work of His hands;

given safe pasture,

in dangerous lands.

Our God is sovereign,

He reigns over us;

meeting our great needs,

holy and righteous.

For none can compare,

to the great I Am;

Who forgives our sin,

grants us grace again.

May we place all hope,

in His mighty hands;

let our hearts rise up,

follow His commands.

For none can compare,

to our loving Lord;

Who heals the broken,

and makes lives restored.

“You My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, are people, and i am your God, declares the Sovereign Lord.” – (Ezekiel 34:31)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You do not leave us lost and looking for light; rather, You come close and draw us unto Yourself. Thank You that when we come to You and give You our trust, You shepherd us in the safe pasture of Your sweet presence. Thank You that no predator can penetrate Your protection when we allow You to guard our hearts and minds. Forgive us for allowing our hearts and minds to wander outside of Your safe space, and lead us back to the safety of Your embrace. Teach us to trust You more, so that we will follow wherever You lead and shine Your light in the dark spaces. Let the light of Your love in us, be a beacon for those ready to believe. May many come unto You, our great Shepherd. Amen.

Sassy Miss at the car show. :)

Sassy Miss at the car show. 🙂

Anne update: I am at a loss right now. Anne was exhausted after her long appointment and traffic-filled return trip home yesterday, so she needed to simply rest. My heart is torn, as I desperately wanted to see her, yet am thankful she was meant to rest, as I’m not sure how to hold seeing her far weaker still. Please pray for rest and refreshment for both Anne and those who are providing such loving care. May His peace and His presence be powerfully felt, and may her pain pass quickly. Thank you, wonderful warriors. Allowing His Light to shine in this darkness, Shannon

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

The Bearer of Burdens

image by Graham Kraka

image by Graham Kraka

Praise to the Lord,

our God who saves.

Who bears our burdens,

all of our days.

He is sovereign,

over the earth.

His love, mighty,

before our birth.

He is our shield,

protective One.

Lighter of dark;

Fueler of sun.

No harm may come,

to guarded soul;

the eternal –

forever whole.

Though illness comes,

and bodies break;

future secured,

in heaven’s wake.

(Responding to Psalm 68:19-20)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You lovingly and willingly bear our burdens so that we don’t have to.  Thank You that You save us from sin, self, and all that seeks to destroy us.  Thank You that You are far greater than anything that would try to come against us.  Forgive us for our fears and doubts, and help us to completely depend on You.  Thank You that You are a shield about us.  Teach us to walk confidently in the covering and light of Your love, so that we too, may love others as You love us.  May many come to know You by our love.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present