THE GOOD SHEPHERD LEADS THE YEAR AGAIN
The year 2019 that we have been looking forward to has finally come. We are grateful to the Almighty God for sparing our lives to see this new year. We thank the Almighty God for granting us the good health to be able to move around. We are also grateful to God for the way He led us this far. The Psalmist says “The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want . He makes me to lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the path of righteousness for His name’s sake. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, you anointed my head with oil, my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” Amen (Psalm 23:1-6). Our Lord Jesus Christ is our good Shepherd, and we are the sheep of His flock. He led us throughout year 2018 without allowing any of us to be lost because He promised us in His words that our going out and our coming in He will always be with us. This is why we were able to cross over to year 2019. Praise the LORD.! Though we had many challenges in the year 2018, He was there with us. He did not allow the problems to swallow us up. As a matter of fact through the problems we were strengthened, our Faith rose and we trusted more in our Lord Jesus. Through our challenges, we were able to comfort other people who were going through.
This Psalm of David assures us that He will lead us again in year 2019. He told Joshua that as He was with Moses so also He will be with him. and that no enemy will prevail over him, and no man will be able to stand before him all the days of his life. When Joshua was about to die , he admonished the children of Israel to be faithful to the God of Israel, because every promise He made to them came to pass. He led them through the wilderness, He disarmed their enemies, allocate the land to each tribe, and settle them in this land that was flowing with milk and honey. We too have the same assurance that we have in his words that He will be our Alpha and Omega, and will lead us with pillar of cloud by day and with the pillar of fire by night so that we will not stumble into the trap of the enemy. He will enable us to be fed in the word of God so that we will not lack nutrients that will make us grow spiritually. When we dwell on the word of God, more insight will be given to us to know how to get to our own green pastures. Green pastures are a place of comfort, stillness, and rest from all the worries of life. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the only one that can take us to that place of total dependence on Him as the Good Shepherd. Everything we ever needed are found in Him, and the book of Colossians says “We are complete in Him”. (Colossians 2:10)
Therefore as we go through this new year, let us remember that we have a great and good shepherd leading us as the Captain of our ship, and surely our ship will not capsize in the Name of Jesus. He will lead us to safety, and we will fulfill our destiny this year in Jesus name, No sickness will come near our dwelling place, and all the blessings that He has in store for year 2019 will be our portion in Jesus name, Amen. I pray that this year will be our year of multiplication, we will increase in number, women that are looking unto God for fruits of the womb will receive their own blessings this year, multiple births shall be their portion in the mighty name of Jesus.. Amen. REST ON THE SHOULDER OF THE GREAT SHEPHERD, AND YOUR JOY SHALL BE FULL. ENJOY 2019 TO THE END IN JESUS NAME. AMEN.