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Know that Christ Is Your Shepherd

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: John 10:11 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about the power of Jesus’ protection.

In ancient times, sheep would stay in a sheepfold—a stone corral with a very narrow opening. After all the sheep were inside, the shepherd would physically lay across the opening, using his body to form a gate since the sheepfold had no door. Nothing could enter or exit the fold without the shepherd knowing about it.

The Scriptures teach us that the shepherd knew when his sheep needed him, or when one of them had gone astray, because he guarded the fold this way.

That’s the image that I have for us today. Imagine the covering and protection a shepherd provides for his flock. Thanks to Jesus, we have that same type of protection. Nothing can get to us and nothing can harm us because Jesus is right there at the gateway to guard us.

Cling to that image for a moment. Imagine that protection going before you and following you. As you do so, stand on these words: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.” John 10:11 (ESV)

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So today, feel that covering and protection, and know that Christ is your shepherd.

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Your Shepherd Will Protect You from Harm

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: John 10:11 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about the power of Jesus’ protection.

This week, I am reflecting on all the ways Jesus reveals himself to us. In the gospel of John, he teaches us that he is the light, the king, and the resurrection. But today, I am focusing on his role as the shepherd.

In ancient times, sheep would stay in a sheepfold—a stone corral with a very narrow opening. After all the sheep were inside, the shepherd would physically lay across the opening, using his body to form a gate since the sheepfold had no door. Nothing could enter or exit the fold without the shepherd knowing about it.

The Scriptures teach us that the shepherd knew when his sheep needed him, or when one of them had gone astray, because he guarded the fold this way.

That’s the image I have for us today. Imagine the covering and protection a shepherd provides for his flock. Thanks to Jesus, we have that same protection. Nothing can get to us and nothing can harm us because Jesus is right there at the gateway to guard us.

As we hold that image in our minds, let us also hold onto these words: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.” John 10:11 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, feel that covering and protection, and know that Christ is your shepherd.

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God’s Magnificence is Hovering Over You

B Moments, hovering

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

Today, I want to remind us that God’s greatness is constantly hovering over us.

I feel the need to remind myself and others of this occasionally because there are times we fail to see His magnificence in the present; instead, we tend to see it in hindsight.

One way we can recall God’s glory is by looking at Moses’ life. When we reflect on his life, it is quite easy to see God’s hand and His grand presence.

We see it in Moses as an infant when his mother put him in the Nile river. Soon after he was set afloat, he was spotted by Pharaoh’s daughter and ended up being raised in the palace.

We also see God’s great presence working through Moses as he performed miraculous acts before Pharaoh. The Lord’s magnificent power was even evident in Moses when he was filled with overwhelming guilt after killing a man because he thought that God could no longer use him.

Moses’ life is a perfect example of how God’s greatness is constantly hovering over us. It may be in the form of protection, leadership, or education. Nonetheless, it is constantly there.

The key is to have the knowledge that His hand never leaves us, and that we are never separated from it. When we carry this knowledge, we become fully empowered every day, rather than forgetting and having to reflect back.

The next time we need to be reminded that God’s greatness is hovering over us, let us cling to these words: “Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

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So today, know that God is constantly hovering around you and within you.