I am the good Shepherd

In John 10:1-10, Jesus says that He is the good shepherd and all who are His sheep will listen to His voice.  Jesus today is calling people to Himself.  He wants to become their good shepherd.  Jesus tells His audience that the thief comes to rob, kill and destroy but He has come to give life abundantly.  There is an old hymn that tells that in the Lord we have life more abundantly. To have abundant life means that you have the gifts and the fruit of the Spirit.  The fruit of the spirit, is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, patience, gentleness and self control.  Wonderful qualities to display in life.  Jesus as the good shepherd gave us the opportunity to live this abundant life.  So whatever you need today you will find in Jesus Christ.  He came to give you the life that God wishes for you today.  In Christ you have all of heaven at your disposal.  In Christ you have connection with divine life and the victory that it brings.  Through this divine life you can impact your world for the Lord so today ask the Lord to impact your world and see how He can use you to bring all the fruit of the spirit which you have culitivated through prayer, Bible Study and corporate worship.  Be His hand extended today for His praise and glory.