Written by Brother Shepherd
Some time back I rode down by the Cumberland River to see how high the water was after the rain that we had. Many times in the past years, I have seen Cumberland River rise so high that it’s even out of its banks and onto Riverside Drive. I have always been amazed at how much water that took, but the water always recedes.
As the river flows, it reminded me of what Jesus told His disciples, “Out of you shall flow rivers of living water.” This is found in John 7:38. That’s always made me wonder how strong my witness in the Lord has been in years past. Has the Living Water of Jesus Christ flowed out of me? [Read more]
Because of some recent deaths of some friends, my thoughts have been about Heaven. In the book of John Chapter 14, verses 1-6, it reads John 14:1-6
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. [Read more]
Written by Brother Shepherd
Some times we fell all alone. That’s kind of the way I fell today. I’m setting on the couch, Hersey, our dog, is sleeping here with me. The TV is off. All is quit I fell like the world has stop and let me off.
Winter can be a time to be hopeful because we know that summer is coming, it always has and it always will. [Read more]
The other morning I was reading in the book of Lamentations 1:1-3. This brought to mind an old saying that I’ve heard all of my life, “What goes around comes around.”
The Bible tells us that we reap what we sow. I was reading theses verses from the Living Bible this morning, “Jerusalem’s streets, once thronged with people, are silent now. Like a widow broken with grief, she sits alone in her mourning. She, once queen of nations, is now a slave. [Read more]
Were you ever afraid of the darkness when you were a child?
In 1939 my Dad built a house in the Woodlawn Community. I was 4 years old at that time and my room was upstairs. I can remember lying in bed at night and because we had no air conditioning the windows were open and I could hear the sounds of the night.
There wasn’t much traffic on the road and the night owls and bobcats would scare me and I thought something bad was going to get me, but when Mama would come and turn on my light the darkness would flee and I could see that I was safe. [Read more]
This morning I was reading in the book of John in the 14th chapter and I was reading verses 15-21. They read, “If you love me, obey me; and I will ask the Father and he will give you another Comforter, and he will never leave you.
17 He is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit who leads into all truth. The world at large cannot receive him, for it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you do, for he lives with you now and some day shall be in you.
18 No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm-I will come to you.
19 In just a little while I will be gone from the world, but I will still be present with you. For I will live again and you will too. [Read more]
16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.
17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: [Read more]
Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! “It is a day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” There is an old song that says, “Every Day with Jesus is Sweeter than the Day Before”. I wonder sometimes why that is true and I’ve come to the conclusion that if I learn a little bit more about Jesus and His character and His love for me that each day does get a little more sweeter.
In a few days my wife will be celebrating her birthday and I might add she gets sweeter each day, (now that ought to get me in good with her). [Read more]
The other morning I’m driving on 41A South through the Sango area. Many of the leaves have fallen from the trees already. This reminds me that summer has passed and winter is coming upon us. A lot of times it can depress us when we think about a cold, dreary winter, but as I look at the barren trees my mind races forward to the spring and I look through winter knowing that spring will be coming.
Winter in itself can be beautiful especially when we realize that it will only last for a season. Let us look through the storms of life and see the spring that lies ahead of us when we’re trusting in God. There is scripture found in Proverbs 3:5&6 which reads, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” KJV
This is Brother Shep asking you to think about this.
“If you are growing, you are going”
A Devotional By Brother Shepherd
A few years back, 1987, I was on a crusade trip to the Philippines. I was preaching on an island off of the coast of the South Philippines, the island is called the island of Samali. It was a very remote setting. There was no electricity, except for a generator that they ran every night until our crusade was over.
I was there for about a week and I experienced a cultural attack. I was about to have a fit for a cheese burger because I had been eating fish, rice, and other stuff I didn’t even know what it was and I had a panic attack as if I must have a cheeseburger. The next morning I hired a boat and went across the bay to Davao Bay. After searching, I found a café that had cheeseburger on its menu. [Read more]