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Thrilled to be writing among the beautiful Five Minute Friday community. This is where we write for just five minutes, on a word prompt. We don’t worry about perfection or making it just right, but rather allow the words to flow freely without over thinking. If you’ve never written for the Five Minute Friday, come join us. You will be glad you did!


Growing up I did not have anyone to guide me on my spiritual journey. I did not come to know the Lord until my early 20’s. Although my parents did a great job of guiding me in general, there were so many “Do’s and Don’ts” in life that I wish I had learned.

After coming to know the Lord, I relied on Him to guide me, through His Word and the power of the Holy Spirt, along the right path.

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:5)

There are days when I stray, when I go my own way. There are impossible moments and mountains too steep to climb that I attempt to conquer on my own. The Good Shepherd is always there, chasing after this lamb who strays off the right path. He loving brings me back to Him through His constant pursuit and gentle discipline.

He lovingly brings me back to Him through His constant pursuit, love and gentle discipline.… Click To Tweet

When I choose to live in darkness, I cannot see the light.  But when I rely on His light to illuminate my path, my way is clear.

I am thankful for the light of Christ that guides me along paths of righteousness.

I am thankful for the the light of Christ that guides me along paths of righteousness.… Click To Tweet

As long as I’m holding onto His hand, I will remain on the road that leads to abundant life.

Are you allowing God to guide you on along the path of life?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser
    August 24, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Great post, Barbie!

    When I think of Christ as the Good Shepherd, I think of Him as a German Shepherd…a seeing eye dog. As long as I hold the harness, I’m good.

    Yes, some seeing eye dogs are Labs and Goldens…and perhaps He’s also the Good Retriever, diving into Hell to pull us out.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/08/your-dying-spouse-354-freedomfrom-pain.html

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      Susan Shipe
      August 25, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Only you, Andrew, would use this analogy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        Barbie
        August 25, 2017 at 7:58 pm

        Oh Andrew! This is the best comment ever! Thank you for making me smile today 🙂

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    Debby
    August 25, 2017 at 5:20 am

    I like the picture of Christ holding our hand along the way. I’m glad you made the decision to let him be your guide.

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      Barbie
      August 25, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Debby! Blessings.

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    Susan Shipe
    August 25, 2017 at 8:41 am

    I love Andrew’s comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Barbie
      August 25, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      The best ever!

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    June
    August 25, 2017 at 9:59 am

    And we can’t keep a hold of His hand if we’re running ahead of Him, can we? Such a gentle, restful, inspiring post, Barbie!!

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      Barbie
      August 25, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      You’re absolutely right. We must slow down and follow as he leads and guides us. Have a blessed weekend June!

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    Tara
    August 25, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    “The Good Shepherd is always there, chasing after this lamb who strays off the right path.” Indeed! I’m in the 50 spot this week.

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      Barbie
      August 25, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Looking forward to reading Tara!

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    Jennifer
    August 25, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    When I first saw this week’s prompt – my original thought was of our Heavenly Father guiding, herding and shepherding his flock…his flock of aimless/clueless sheep:) Enjoyed your post…and that beautiful photo of the lamb:)

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      Barbie
      August 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Jennifer!

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    Vicki Johnson
    August 25, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    This is beautiful, Barbie! I can just see our Good Shepherd pursuing us when we’ve gone astray. He is faithful when we are not.
    God bless!

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    Esther
    August 26, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Praise God for His faithfulness. You have highlighted this aspect of His character beautifully in your post. Thanks, Barbie.

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    Lesley
    August 26, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Beautiful post! I love that God is the good shepherd, walking with us and always coming to find us if we get off track.

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    Stephanie
    August 31, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I love that last line. It’s so easy to let go and try to make it on our own. I’m constantly reminding myself to come back to center and look for God’s guidance.

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