'If anyone would come after me, he should deny himself and just take up his cross and follow me. For whoever desires to save his life will drop it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a guy to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul'? Mark 8: 34-36, NIV
This has been a lengthy arduous summer and yet so fully alive with the possibilites that God has shown me. This astonishing pastor lee mcfarland article has many commanding lessons for the purpose of it. I'm fast approaching the not quite completed process of co-authoring a book on natural dog health with a holistic doctor, released out a new product line with Saving Grace Enterprises, and ramping up for an on the web conference with veterinarians, doctors, etc., to help educate on stopping a superbug staph disease. Now this all sounds kind of significant right? Well maybe not in accordance with what God is telling me all week!
Last Sunday operating, our pastor had an extremely interesting sermon on Psalm 23 even as we closed out a string on The Godward Heart. We have all seen and read that psalm because we were children probably, no matter what Christian religion we're. But, I have never heard it introduced like this and that's probably why it resonated so fully with me. I want to do my usual roundabout means of addressing the point here...
Psalm 2-3 is focused on the Shepard and His sheep, right? Understanding what a shepard's work was and how h-e went about this in Jesus' day is what got my attention. Anyone who has read my articles here know that I am not only a pet lover but my business is a business in normal pet care. When our pastor started describing how a shepard cares for his sheep and what tools he employs, I felt like God was sitting next to me and whispering in my head and it sent shivers up my back in a most pleasant way!
I've wondered for a long time how God would use me in a natural pet care company. He Then brought me as well as Dee Kreidel and Saving Grace Enterprises to make our new product line in custom hand-tooled leather collars, leashes and publications. Huh I said? How does that choose natural pet care Lord? I obtained a fascinating solution Sunday AND one which told me not to get myself so seriously. I'll arrive at all that in a bit.
The shepard had an employee (we all know that) that was about 5 or 6 ft tall I believe o