“I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me” John 10:14 We’ve all done it before. Hollering out to one member of your family and end up calling out every single name before you finally get to the right one. I am a mom to two young kids and I know I confuse their names at least once a day, usually calling my oldest by her fathers name. We serve a God who knows our voice. Above all the chaos and noise of this world, He recognizes that it is us. There is absolutely no…

“When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.” Psalms 91:15-16 I am terrible at answering my phone, honestly just because I strongly dislike (okay, I just didn’t want to say “hate”) talking on the phone. If it’s a number I don’t recognize, there is zero chance I’m going to answer it. If it’s a number I do know, I take stock for a moment before answering ( sorry Trent!) It really is a…

“I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.” Psalm 116:1-2

We sometimes sing a chorus in church, “If it had not been the Lord who was on my side, tell me where would I be?”
Sometimes as we look back over our lives, we realize that life would have been a lot different if we had not come to know the Lord when we were younger. We see others that walked a different path and where their lives are today. It makes me thankful that I heard about Jesus when I was just a child, and that He has kept me though the years.
Though I may not have always walked as close to Him as I should, yet He kept me from a lot of things that could have destroyed my life. His mercy and His love have been extended to me over the years, He has always been there when I called on Him and He has never failed me. Now I can look back at all those times, and realize that He is able to keep me until He calls me home.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I love you, and thank you for always being there for me every step of the way. My hope and trust is in you alone.
Devotion by Anne Johnston