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From the Well!
A place of hurt, help, and healing!
by Peggie C. Bohanon
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Words From the Well!
A place of hurt, help, and healing!
by Peggie C. Bohanon
Should a footer be incorrectly worded, please refer to this one for accuracy. My apologies for anything excluded that should have been included on this page. Please review Credits at Peggie's Place for anything that may have been inadvertently omitted from this page. My apologies for all errors.Are you hurting? Then you've come to the right place--the place where long ago a woman from Samaria found help and healing. From human answers? No--from the One Who IS the Answer! Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, awaits us all at the Well today--come with me, and let's meet Him there!
This Week's Devotional: The Sheep-Watchers!
A Hurting Word...Ever see a shepherd? I mean a real one--not the kind who show up in the traditional Christmas play, with striped bathrobes, home-made turbans, fake beards and big wooden staffs! If you grew up in a little church as I did, you get the picture, 'cause you saw it too. Well, it's not Christmas yet, so not quite time for the shepherds in disguise to make their entrances or forget their lines!God bless our faithful pastors--they dedicate us, baptize us, marry us, bury us--and hold a special place in our hearts. We honor them, the sheep-watchers of the flock of God, and ask God's blessing and anointing on their lives and ministry. Won't you think of some special way you can honor YOUR pastor this coming Sunday, October 8, or during the entire month of October. Send him a card; invite him and his family to dinner; surprise him, love him, appreciate him, and thank God for him--the sheep-watcher of God's flock--and your soul!
It IS time for the real shepherds--the sheep-watchers--to come by the Well--for October 8 has been designated as "Pastor Appreciation Day," a time to honor the shepherds of the flock where you and I belong. A couple of Bible shepherds have shown up for the occasion, so let's welcome them...I think you might know them well!
A Helping Word...or Two!
David, The Shepherd of the Hills
"Only a boy named David," a young shepherd boy, entrusted to care for his father's sheep. Boring job for a teen, who'd rather be playing Nintendo--or whatever they did for fun in those days! But God, who loves shepherds, had a plan for David's life--and the sheep-watcher became the worship-leader of his little flock. Day after day, the congregation of sheep enjoyed "sermons in song"--the same ones we read today in God's Word. And all the while, God was preparing him to be a king, a ruler of His people. God's preparation time for the person He wants to use is never waste of time--and so troubles, trials, hard times, good times--the care of the sheep--all became lessons in the life of David, the sheep-watcher, the one God loved.
And God loves you too, sheep-watcher--wherever in the fields you're doing your boring, hard, disciplined job. Sheep can get cranky, irritable, strong-willed, disobedient--and do some dumb things--and so may be the people you work with, or minister to, day after day. But don't despair--God is training you for a special work in His Kingdom--let Him put His music in your heart today--be available--for sheep-watchers become kings. The Great Shepherd is faithful to His servants and your crown is coming...it's just a matter of time!
The Shepherds of the Fields
"While shepherds watched their flocks by night, all seated on the ground..." You remember the song and certainly the story. Lowly shepherds, on a cold, wintry hillside, just doing their job--sheep-watching--when the Glory of God shown round about them. Scared them to death--surprised the daylights out of them even at night! Angels in the middle of the night--who would have ever dreamed it! But it wasn't a dream--it was for real. God showed His marvelous love and the unfolding of His promises to some sheep-watchers who never expected that kind of special treatment!
And He's got a miracle of gladness and glory for you too, sheep-watcher--wherever you're doing God's work in the fields. Nothing ever happens here, they say--UNTIL the Glory of God appears and all is changed--forever changed by His love. That's what He loves to do for faithful sheep-watchers, diligent to perform their duties--even when it's hard--and cold. So look up--His glory is about to shine for you--for sheep-watchers' eyes and ears are trained to see and hear His glory. The Great Shepherd will be faithful to His servants...your miracle is coming...it's just a matter of time!
The Shepherd of the Flock
"Only to be what He wants me to be..." So sang the shepherd of the flock where YOU graze, as he or she surrendered to the Will of God. The call to the ministry is a sacred one and a hard one; only the ones whom the Good Shepherd calls will make it. It's a rough world--for along with the joys of feeding the flocks are the pains of caring for them--carrying them, disciplining them, hurting with them and for them, loving them through thick and thin. A pastor's job is not easy--he needs our love, our support and our fervent prayers.
You and I are part of that flock--and you know how hard WE are to get along with--what patience and grace God bestows upon us that we would even be called the sheep of His pasture! Multiply you and me by the millions of sheep all over the world--each with unique personalities, problems, perplexities--and quirks--and you and I both know it's no easy job for any shepherd, anywhere in our world!
His Healing Words
"The Lord Is My Shepherd"
May His healing touch fill your heart with song!
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Read The 23rd Psalm"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry for the edifying of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11,12)."
"Lord, thank You for the pastors who watch for our souls; for men and women of God who have dedicated their lives in service to You. May we honor, respect and love them--as You love them--may we support and uphold them as they uphold Your Name and Your Word, In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Your Weekly Assignment: Read Words from the Well poem and let the Lord minister to you.
He will, I promise! He is a faithful God and will be faithful to you today!
The Call--from Carol Jackson Ministries
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PRO-LIFE FEATURE: Child of Sorrow...Child of Peace!--A pro-life devotional by Peggie
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Want to know more about that woman at the well? Read her story in Bible Gateway.com - John+4:1-42">John 4:1-42.
"...whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst,
but the water that I shall give him shall be in him
a well of water springing up into everlasting life (John 4: 14 KJV)."
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