The good shepherd. VIi.

THE NARROW WAY DAILY DIGEST.

DATE: Monday, July 29, 2019.

THEME: The Good Shepherd. VII.

MEMORY VERSE:
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”
John 10:11.

TODAY’S TEXT:
John 10:2-4.
“But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we discussed about the good Shepherd being the one that first loved us, that chose us, care for us and draw us closer to Himself. While we enjoy His faithfulness, steadfast love and His support to the sheep are unending.
However, in our today’s memory verse, our Lord Jesus Christ reiterates, his personality as the good shepherd. He further his acclamation by saying that the good shepherd gives his life, for the sheep, a typical example is Jesus himself.
Meanwhile, our today’s text shed light on who a shepherd is, a shepherd is not hypocritical, but accomodating. He leads and shows the way, for others to follow in his footsteps. He speaks to His sheep in the best language they understand. He is considerate and supportive.
In conclusion, beloved in Christ Jesus, are you a good shepherd? In your home, workplace, neighborhood and in your place of worship? Just like Jesus. If you are keep, it up and if you are not, today is not too late to be one. May God grant us grace to finish well the race set before us in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will be a good shepherd, wherever I found myself, like my Lord Jesus; the good shepherd.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, please sustain me in good works. Help me to remain your sheep till the end of time and may I not miss my rewards in Heaven in Jesus name. Amen.

The good shepherd. VI.

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DATE: Saturday, July 27, 2019.

THEME: The Good Shepherd. VI.

MEMORY VERSE:
“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.”
Psalms 23:6.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Psalms 65:4-5.
“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we saw the good shepherd setting His sheep on the mountain top, to the admiration of their foes, and crowning them with glory and grace. As much as, the good shepherd’s anointing subdue and make foes and the mockers to submit willingly to your authority and they’re left with no choice than to watch you excel and rejoice all the way.
Meanwhile, in the opening of our today’s text the psalmist says:
*”Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts.* That’s, to tell us that the good shepherd, first loved us unconditionally and will do everything possible that we remain with Him.
However, many are the benefits the sheep enjoy from the good shepherd, through the grace of God; Almighty. Which the goats have no access to or enjoyed.
Furthermore, as the obedience sheep of his fold, God has put in place an eternal relationship, fellowship and privilege of abiding in His presence for you and me.
Conclusively, 1 Kings 3:6 says,
“And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.” Here, King Solomon testifies of the good shepherd’s faithfulness, mercy and love towards house of David. Beloved, may you continue to enjoy God’s faithfulness, steadfast love and mercy all the days of your life in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
Goodness and mercy, shall follow me all the days of my life.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, help me to keep to your plan for my life. And let your goodness and mercy not departed from my life in Jesus name. Amen.

The good shepherd. V.

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DATE: Thursday, July 25, 2019.

THEME: The Good Shepherd. V.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”
Psalms 23:5.

TODAY’S TEXT:
2 Kings 2:3, 15.
“And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace. And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we observed that for as many that are the sheep of the good shepherd, they enjoy among many things: *Divine protection with security.* The good shepherd defend His own, He ensures that no harm come to them even to the point of dying for His sheep.
Nevertheless, aside the good shepherd’s sacrificial love towards the sheep, He favours them, even to the admiration of their foes and haters. The psalmist boast of this special grace by saying: *”Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.”*
Furthermore, the two conversations between Elisha and the fifty sons of prophet in our today’s text, is a pointer to the fact that God is able to make your haters, your foot stool.(Psalms 110:1).
In conclusion, it takes God little or nothing to subdue your enemies, but wants them to see you manifest in glory, that they might come to submit at your feet and become your messengers. I pray that as the good Lord, subdue your foes at your feet, may He makes your cup to run over with great blessings in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
You Lord anoint my head with oil, and my cup overflow.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, you are forever good to me. And I know that you will subdued all my adversaries and make them my foot stool in Jesus name. Amen.

The good shepherd. IV.

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DATE: Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

THEME: The Good Shepherd. IV.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
Psalms 23:4.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Acts 27:20-23.
“And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away. But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we discussed about two qualities of the good shepherd, which are Restoration: fellowship with acceptance and Counseling: guardian with right directions in order not to go astray in the wilderness of life.
However, our memory verse expressly confirmed the unsolicited Divine security, assurance and protection from God; the good shepherd to His sheep.
Meanwhile, our today’s text further enlighten us with Paul’s experience at the sea. Sadly, the voyagers faced with hash, turbulent and tempestuous sea storm with no food or water. They lost all goods and while after many days of not seeing the sun or the stars, all hope of getting to the shore was lost.
So also, beloved in Christ Jesus, you may find yourself in such unpalatable negative position like the one of Paul’s voyage and it may seems as if you are done for, be rest assured, the good shepherd will show forth, He will protect, support and defend you and victory shall be yours.
Finally, the text further revealed the good shepherd’s will for their lives, _’that no life wil be lost.’_ Do know dear friend, that as a sheep of the good shepherd, no predators can devour you, for Jesus’s banner over you is love and it is a sure defence. Paul said: *”Whose I am and whom I serve.”* I pray may you not loose your place in Christ Jesus. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will fear no evil, for you are with me.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, give me courage and boldness to declared my faith in you, even in the face of life’s tempest trials and tribulations in Jesus name. Amen.

The good shepherd. Iii.

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DATE: Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

THEME: The Good Shepherd. III.

MEMORY VERSE:
“He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
Psalms 23:3.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Genesis 39:7-9.
“And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In the last part of this series, we considered the unending love and compassionate aspects of the good shepherd, who ensures that His sheep rest and enjoy the multiple supply of food and resources, that nourishes them till old age.
Meanwhile, our memory verse reveals another aspects of life that the sheep enjoy from the good shepherd which are Restoration; Fellowship with acceptance and Counseling; guardian and directions in order not to go astray in the wilderness of life.
However, the Joseph’s experience and his response in today’s text calls to mind, the predators tricks to lure to destruction, and the blessedness of having the Good Shepherd as one’s Shepherd.
Jesus is the good shepherd, who admonish, encourage, and guide his sheep on the right path and doing right thing all the time. Moreso, He supplies the grace to stand firm in the face of life’s trials and tribulations.
Conclusively, beloved in Christ Jesus, your present situation is not hidden to the Good Shepherd, He knows that you are in it. Surely, His grace will see you through and you will not fall into error in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
Though many are the arrows hurled at me, My Good Shepherd will make me to pass through unhurt.

PRAYER POINT:
Father Lord, keep me in the path of righteousness and guide me through trials of life in Jesus name. Amen.

The good shepherd. II.

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DATE: Thursday, July 18, 2019.

THEME: The Good Shepherd. II.

MEMORY VERSE:
“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.”
Psalms 23:2.

TODAY’S TEXT:
1 Kings 19:5-6.
“And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we open this series with an assurance of God’s grace, love, care, support, blessings and provision which is readily available to the sheep of His fold. And that His sheep are ever happy and never in want of anything good.
Meanwhile, in our memory verse, the psalmist expressly testify thus: _”He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.”_ What a good shepherd we have!
Moreover, our today’s text simplifies it by giving us the picture of a good shepherd tending His sheep as in the case of Elijah resting under tree, away from Jezebel’s trouble, the scorching hot sun and a windy weather.
However, the good shepherd did not only gave him rest, He supplied him food to strengthen his resting body.
Furthermore, the good shepherd in His magnanimous generosity is still calling for more sheep out of the outer cold and gloomy world, into His warm, secure and glorious side. So, let as many people that are without hear and answer His gentle call.
Summarily, the scripture says in Psalms 127:2b *”For so he giveth his beloved sleep.”* * The Lord is passionate and considerate, He will not overburden His sheep, rather He will feed you and give you rest from all your troubles here on earth and in eternity. May your soul receive rest now in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
The Lord will give me rest and the food that is convenient for me.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, good and gracious God. Please shield me from all evil and grant me rest from all troubles of life in Jesus name. Amen.

The good shepherd. I.

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DATE: Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

THEME: The Good Shepherd. I.

MEMORY VERSE:
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Psalms 23:1.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Isaiah 61:5-6.
“And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
In this new series, we want to consider who a shepherd is, what are qualities of a good shepherd, what a sheep stand to gain from a good shepherd and who is qualified to be called a good shepherd.
Who is a shepherd? A shepherd is a person, who tends sheep. We can also say, a shepherd is someone who watches over, who looks after, or who guides somebody.
Meanwhile, our memory verse expressly stated that, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Do know that, to all that trust in God and have Him as their personal Lord and saviour, shall not be in want.
Moreso, our today’s text affirms the desire of God, for His beloved ones saying: _”ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.”_ This calls to mind, the great privilege of abundance supply available to you and me in Christ Jesus; who is the good shepherd.
Furthermore, when you are on the Lord side, you are at a great advantage, you have all the forces of nature and heavenlies working for your good.
In conclusion, the man and woman who surrenders to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, becomes a sheep of His fold and will or must enjoy the fullness of God’s grace, blessings and glory, through Jesus: the good shepherd. As you remain, a sheep of His fold, may you not lack anything good in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, help me to be obedient to you always and remain your sheep at all times. May I not be cut off from you and
may I not lack anything good in Jesus name. Amen.

NATIONS shall come to youR light.

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DATE: Saturday, July 13, 2019.

THEME: Nations Shall Come To Your Light.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.”
Isaiah 60:1.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Isaiah 60:2-3.
“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
Light is one of the most important features of creation, to bring out the beauty of God’s magnificent work. The main reason, why in Genesis 1:3, the Bible record thus: “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” For darkness had covered the universe, it serves as a covering, hidden away the imbedded glory of the land.
However, whenever there is light, darkness cannot abide, for light will illuminate the hidden beauty and glory, hidden away. In the same vein, Christianity beautify the world through it’s teachings, people and deeds.
Meanwhile, the scripture says in Matthew 5:14,
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” Beloved, you are a light, that the nations of the world awaits to shine, in order to retrace their steps back to God. Oh yes! Just like the shining Star that led the three wise men to the manger, where baby Jesus was laid. (Matthew 2:9)
Finally, Matthew 5:15 reveals that,
“Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.” Invariably, for nations of the world to come to your light, it must be burning, effective and attractive. Your lifestyle must reflect the nature of Christ; the risen Lord. And that through you, they can get to know Jesus and be like Jesus in words, deeds and action. May your light continue to shine brightly, anywhere you go in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
My light will shine. And Nations of the world, will come to the full knowledge of Jesus through me.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, shine your light upon my life. And let my light, so shine that nations of the world, may come to you through my shining in Jesus name. Amen.

Unto THEe, oh lord.

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DATE: Friday, July 12, 2019.

THEME: Unto Thee, Oh Lord.

MEMORY VERSE:
“Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.”
Psalms 25:3.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Psalms 25:1-2.
“Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
There was a virtuous man, whose community trusted with their lives and great valued assets. This man was kin to their security and progress, and his people loved him for his numerous sacrifices for the community.
However, a powerful man from Neighbor community decided to challenge him to a battle, seeing that things are changing for better concerning the virtuous man.
Although, the virtuous man was not as rich or powerful as the wicked wealthy man, however, while the powerful man was busy putting together his arsenal of war, the virtuous man went to God for intervention. Such was the scenery from 2kings chapter 18:20 to 19:20. When King Hezekiah was confronted with great Sennacherib king of Assyria, he ran to the Lord for help and God did help him. The Lord will help you too.
In conclusion, beloved in Christ, when you are faced with any challenge, don’t hesitate to go to God for help. He is ever ready, to help you out of your predicament. May you receive grace to always go to God for help and keep to divine counsel in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you. *Jesus is coming very soon.* Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I will lift up my soul to the Lord. And I will not be put to shame.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, you are the only wise God. Help me, to always keep to your counsel and to surrender to your grace and purpose for my life in Jesus name. Amen.

Who got your back?

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DATE: Thursday, July 11, 2019.

THEME: Who Got Your Back?

MEMORY VERSE:
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalms 27:1.

TODAY’S TEXT:
Psalms 27:2-3. “When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.”

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
The life of a Christian, is a unique and special one. It is a life, full of surprises, joy, pain, mystery and splendour. Come to think of it, how the might Goliath was mesmerized by little David, one will wonder why a war general like Goliath could be defeated by a first timer in such a decisive and crucial war. However, the answer is not far fetched, they both got their results based on their personal backing or strength. On one hand, Goliath rely on his many years of war tactics, and on the other hand, David rest on the infinity power of the Most High God, that he had enjoyed severally.
Meanwhile, in our today’s text, the psalmist boast of his strength saying: *”When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear.”* The reason for his declaration, is all because of Divine assurance, that God got his back and that all will be well.
Conclusively, our memory verse, reminds us as Christians saying: _”The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”_ Beloved in Christ, when you are on God’s side, God got your back and He will be your strength. Surrender to Him in totality and you shall be like mount Zion ever strong. May you not move out of God’s coverage over your life in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you.
*Jesus is coming very soon.*
Be prepared.

DAILY CONFESSION:
I am not perturbed or distressed, for God got my back.

PRAYER POINT:
Father, in your mercy, help me to remain faithful to you and may I not depart from your coverage over my life in Jesus name. Amen.