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{ Day 190 }

"Return, faithless people," declares the Lord, "for I am your husband. I will choose you—one from a town and two from a clan—and bring you to Zion. Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. —Jeremiah 3:14-15

Change the Channel

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. —2 Corinthians 3:18

{ Day 189 }

The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice. —John 10:3-5

Let God Be God

Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. —Isaiah 44:6

The Pain of Being Misunderstood

Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor." —Mark 6:4

{ Day 188 }

"I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing," declares the Lord. —Jeremiah 23:3-4

Vindication

At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. —Philippians 2:10-11

{ Day 187 }

I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. —Jeremiah 3:15, NKJV

Apprehended

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. —Philippians 3:12

The Ultimate Goal of Obedience

Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does." —John 5:19

{ Day 186 }

Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth. —Psalm 26:2-3

Tested and Tried

And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. —1 Kings 17:11

Coping With Sudden Change

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence. —Proverbs 3:25-26

{ Day 185 }

The earth is filled with your love, O Lord; teach me your decrees. Do good to your servant according to your word, O Lord. Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands. —Psalm 119:64-66

The Father's Plan

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. —Psalm 37:23

Humbling Ourselves

Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor! —Proverbs 6:3

{ Day 184 }

Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. —Psalm 36:5-6

Don't Trust Your Feelings

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. —John 11:43

God's Call to Humility

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. —Philippians 2:3

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