Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Our declaration of our Year of Jubilee is an indication of willingness to receive and give release, release from any and all things that would prevent us from embracing and receiving God’s gift to LIVE in His promises, our life and life more abundantly. Release implies letting go but letting go creates a notion that if one let’s go what then. What then is defined as our next step and possibility for our life which is manifested in fear and the only way to overcome fear is to conceive a possibility in which you are confident to move in. The possibility is a creation first in your mind of what next and the embrace and acceptance of the challenge to make it happen. I suggest to you the body of our experiences is the mechanism that informs our ability to conceive and conquer our fears, being creative. God, in His infamous wisdom has not and does not allow anything to come into our lives without a reason. The reason God has chosen the path for us is for our equipping so that when we come to points of release in our lives we can conceive the possibility and the challenge of next steps that leads us to our life and life more abundantly. God, as our Good Shepherd, intentionally provides us opportunities to develop a mindset that can be creative in our circumstances that grounds us inn the legitimacy, identify, and love of God to and for us. Knowing God is real, legitimate, allows us to trust God that what should be for our lives can and will be as we press forward. If we can conceive it we can believed it and move into the pathway of life to LIVE in the fullness of God’s promises for our lives, to Live Fully. God’s legitimacy lends to our legitimacy, creating within us a mindset that we are who God says that we are and can do what God says we can do. Thus, giving us identity with God, relating to Him as who He is and who He has declared us to be, we identify with Him not because of how good we are but instead how much He loves us and has proven His love to us, manifesting His faithfulness to and for us in seen and unseen circumstances, experiences of our lives. LIVE for God is your Good Shepherd, providing you experiences that underscores His legitimacy and yours, reveals God’s identify and thus yours as His as expressed through and in His love for you, atoning for you, continuously making you one with Him and His promises to LIVE!