On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your current level of peace? What are you presently doing in your life in order to find peace? How is that working? If God is the source of peace and peace is a fruit of his Spirit’s work in our lives, what can we do to more regularly live “peace-full” lives?
What characteristics would be evident in the life of a “great shepherd”? Take some time thinking through how each of those qualities impacts your relationship with Jesus, who is your “great shepherd”. Thank him for his care for you!
“God provides what he requires!” Has a feeling of inadequacy ever held you back from doing something you sensed God calling you to do? Does v. 21 mean that God will always give us success? Do you sense God asking you to take a new step of obedience in 2010? Just Do It! See also Phil. 1:6; 2:13; 4:13; II Pet. 1:3