I am the Good Shepherd and you are my sheep. A good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep, as I have laid down my life for you. When you wander away from the flock, I search for you myself until I find you. I call you by name and lead you home. I gather you up as a lamb in my arms and carry you close to my heart. I bind up your wounds and strengthen you in your weakness. I shelter you from the storm and protect you from your enemy. I feed you in rich green pastures and provide living water for your thirsty soul. I know my sheep and my sheep know me. I and my Father are One. When you know me, you know my Father as well. My sheep follow me because they know my voice. Listen to my voice and follow me where I lead you. I will not lead you astray. I am the gate for the sheep. Enter through the gate and receive the rich blessings of a life in me. I am the Good Shepherd, and I will take care of you.
“But what about you?” [Jesus] asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” (Matthew 16:15-18)
Who do you say I am?
I am Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. When you fully understand this, you are blessed. This has been revealed to you by my Father in heaven.
You freely offer your knowledge of me when I ask you, but are you as free with this knowledge when another asks you who I am. Be ready at all times to give testimony about the source of your hope. I am the anchor of hope for your soul. Spread the good news. You know who I am, and I will use you to build my church.
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
Lord, thank you for making the sun rise each day.
Lord, thanks for the warm weather you send our way.
Lord, thank you for the rain that falls from the sky.
Lord, thank you for the relationship between you and I.
I am glad and rejoice at the sound of the birds.
I am glad and rejoice with hearing your words.
I am glad and rejoice to start my day with you.
I am glad and rejoice in everything you do.
I praise you, Lord; you died for my sin.
I praise you, Lord; my heart you did win.
I praise you, Lord; you reign high above.
I praise you, Lord, for your great love.
Glory to God, great things you have done.
Glory to God, for sending your Son.
Glory to God, for providing the Way.
Glory to God, that I know you today.
Thank you, Father, you created my being.
Thank you, Father, I have faith without seeing.
Thank you, Jesus, for removing my strife.
Thank you, Lord, for giving me new life.
I honor you, Lord, because you are Holy.
I honor you, Lord, because I am lowly.
I honor you, Lord, you are the Most High.
I honor you, Lord, for my sin you did die.
Thanks be to God for the things you have done.
Thanks be to God for sending your Son.
Thanks be to God for forgiving my sin.
Thanks be to God for letting me in.
This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.