There is an account in the bible where the Lord sent angel Gabriel to give Zacharias and Mary a message.
From the account both Zacharias and Mary asked the angel a question however; and each got a different response.
The Lord does not mind us asking the right questions. In this account; Mary asked a fair question as she had never known a man and it had never been heard before so Marys question was genuine. The angel answered her question and even went on to tell her about her cousin Elizabeth to encourage her. The angel concluded by telling Mary that with God nothing is impossible.
Is there any reason we can find ourselves referred to as sheep in the bible?
As scripture uses the term “sheep” it simply means that there is something in the nature of sheep that is applicable to us all.
Now let’s have a quick look at some scriptures referring to us as sheep.
The process of purging does not always appear a pleasant experience as it can be hard on the flesh. However the Lord knows better, and knows what ingredients are required for us to so we can bear more fruit.
What does the word “purge” mean?
To cleanse out or cleanse thoroughly something.
Many of us are familiar with the account of Jacob and Esau in the bible. When Isaac was old (their father), Rebecca told Jacob to act like Esau which resulted in Jacob getting Esau's blessing. This account can be found in Genesis 27.
Many of us are aware of Abraham instructing his servant to go and find a wife for his son Isaac.
The servant had no mobile phone, no maps for direction.
All that Abraham's servant could do, was to position himself rightly and leave the rest to God.
Most of us have asked the Lord for direction in making decisions and will continue to. The bible says that the “Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth” (John 16;13).
The process of guidance for us can sometimes consist of trial and error on our part, or as a good friend of mine says “follow what has life on it”. As we mature, the guidance of the Lord should become more easier because we would at that time have noticed patterns and learned the ways of the Lord.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.