Life with the Shepherd


I will exalt You Lord For Thou Has lifted me above my enemies Your banner over me is love 2x// Everybody testify You are good, You are good Jehovah, You are good. Everybody testify You are good, You are good Jehovah, You are good.

Yes! Lord, I will exalt and magnify the Name of the Lord, He is worthy of our Praise, let the living Praise the Lord, let the living Praise His Name. We bow before the throne to adore You and to worship You, glory, glory glory alleluia.

Beloved, are you happy? Let us lift up His Name higher, our God is Mighty God. Every power bow before Him, He made the world and all that is in it. Demons tremble at His presence, the sea and the hill adore His Holy Name.

In Him is our safety and our hope. With Him we are safe and secure. Lift up your hands and clap unto the King of kings and the Lord of Lords. He answers prayers, O! Yes He answers us whenever we call. When the world is asking us “where is our God?” When the situation is hot and challenging what more can we say?

The Word of God said in 2 Cor 5:7- “for we walk by faith, not by sight.” The topic before us is a call to those that chose to walk by faith not minding what the present is saying. Not minding how the body is responding but they chose to walk by faith. They chose to honour God than not allow satan to steal the show.

Today is our faith clinic and someone needs to be lifted, if you are the one please pay special attention. I have a question to ask and you have to give an answer as it with you. “Have you chosen to walk by faith rather than by sight?

A life with the shepherd will first make you behave like a sheep. Your will and intellects will be lost as you follow the shepherd. The shepherd determines where you go, what you eat, how you react, where you stay, the list is inexhaustible. If the Shepherd say no; you go nowhere. Where He leads you; you will fellow. Praise the Lord!

Sometime a life with the shepherd will lead to difficult terrain. It will also lead you to face your enemies. A life with the Shepherd will lead you to valleys and mountain top that will be too dangerous to traverse. But we need not be afraid as the Shepherd is with us.

Wow! The Shepherd will ask you to let go even when there is nothing insight to hold on to. He will expect you to trust Him that He knows what He is doing. God knows the end from the beginning. He will not show you what is waiting for you when He ask you to leave that promising job but He has a plan to lead you to an expected end.

When He call you to follow Him, He will not roll out the scheme for you but as you move along the way He mapped out for you, He will be unfolding the plan.

That is why a call to faith is made to only those who can trust and obey. If you can trust and obey join me for more:

The LORD is my shepherd;
there is nothing I lack.
He lets me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.—Psalm 23:1–2

Living like a sheep can bring you incredible peace of mind! The biblical shepherd knew everything about his sheep. He understood what foods were best for them and what would harm them. He knew when they should eat and when they needed their thirst quenched. The shepherd was an expert of the terrain and was aware of the best places for food and water. As long as the sheep trusted and followed their shepherd, they would always have their needs met at the right time. Their shepherd would give them the best that he had.

Do you have absolute trust in your Good Shepherd? Do you value the nourishment that comes from Him more than any you might obtain from the world? Do you ever worry that God might be withholding from you something that you need? The Psalmist was convinced that he would “want” for nothing. By His very nature, the Good Shepherd cares for His sheep and would lay down His life for them (John 10:11).

Have you allowed your focus to shift from the Shepherd to what the Shepherd gives you? If you find yourself “wanting,” it is not that your Shepherd is unable or unwilling to perfectly meet your needs. It may be that you lack the faith to receive all that He has to give. Could it be that you have become dissatisfied with what your Shepherd has been providing?

Are you missing the joy that comes from having a Shepherd who cares for you? Return to Him and trust Him to meet the needs in your life that only He can.

Yes! The enemy will not over take you because the Lord is there unknowing to them. They enterprise will not function because the Lord is there. When they lay ambush to slaughter, the Spirit of God will overtake them and make them fight against themselves. Praise the Lord! Beloved you have a Shepherd, you need not be afraid, keep going:

“Whereas the Lord was there.” Ezekiel 35:10

Edom’s princes saw the whole country left desolate, and counted upon its easy conquest; but there was one great difficulty in their way—quite unknown to them—”The Lord was there”; and in His presence lay the special security of the chosen land.

Whatever may be the machinations and devices of the enemies of God’s people, there is still the same effectual barrier to thwart their design. The saints are God’s heritage, and He is in the midst of them, and will protect His own. What comfort this assurance yields us in our troubles and spiritual conflicts!

We are constantly opposed, and yet perpetually preserved! How often Satan shoots his arrows against our faith, but our faith defies the power of hell’s fiery darts; they are not only turned aside, but they are quenched upon its shield, for “the Lord is there.” Our good works are the subjects of Satan’s attacks.

A saint never yet had a virtue or a grace which was not the target for hellish bullets: whether it was hope bright and sparkling, or love warm and fervent, or patience all-enduring, or zeal flaming like coals of fire, the old enemy of everything that is good has tried to destroy it. The only reason why anything virtuous or lovely survives in us is this, “the Lord is there.”

If the Lord be with us through life, we need not fear for our dying confidence; for when we come to die, we shall find that “the Lord is there”; where the billows are most tempestuous, and the water is most chill, we shall feel the bottom, and know that it is good: our feet shall stand upon the Rock of Ages when time is passing away.

Beloved, from the first of a Christian’s life to the last, the only reason why he does not perish is because “the Lord is there.” When the God of everlasting love shall change and leave His elect to perish, then may the Church of God be destroyed; but not till then, because it is written, JEHOVAH SHAMMAH, “The Lord is there.”

The Lord is there shall be our song as we traverse through the mountain to where the Lord is leading us we will be confident because the Lord is there with us, therefore we shall not be afraid. Praise the Name of the Lord!

The Lord will continue to lead us and we will follow suit. He will guide us and we will not fall by the way side. The hand of the Lord will lift us up and will not hit our feet against a stone.

Beloved as we walk through, as we move forward the Name to use is that Jehovah Elohi (the Lord sees) and Jehovah Shammah (the Lord is there). Praise the Lord!

Remain ever blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.