Lessons From A Sheep Dog Author:Phillip Keller When we think of Christ as the Good Shepherd we usually think of ourselves as His sheep. But Phillip Keller gives us a whole new perspective and insight into what it means to follow Jesus Christ, to be a disciple. as disciples we are not sheep - we are undershepherds, we are coworkers. This is the remarkable spiritual lesson that emerges in this... more » series of LESSONS FROM A SHEEP DOG. Out of the serenity of his own soul, the author shares facets of spiritual truths seldom experienced in the tumultuous milieu of the twentieth century.
In the author's own words, "The lesson I was beginning to learn slowly is that God, very God, does indeed become our love-slave. He comes to comfort. He comes to heal. He comes to help. He comes to be our ministering companion - our alongside comrade. In reciprocation of affection, in genuine gratitude for His generosity, in profound appreciation for His tender touch upon my life, there is born within me the desire to be His love-slave. Or to put it in the simple words of Scripture, 'We love him, because he first loved us.'
"Too many of us," have the wrong view of work with God. Too many of us look upon it more or less as a grim bondage. Too many of us regard it as a sort of serfdom. No, no, no! For when we truly come to know His touch upon our lives, and sense the sweetness of His Spirit at work in our souls, we are aware of being liberated into joyous experiences and adventurous undertakings of enormous enthusiasm."
Through the captivating story of his experiences with "Lass," beloved border collie, Phillip Keller shows how the power of love changed a snarling, rebellious, castaway collie into a trusted, valuable coworker on a rugged sheep ranch in British Columbia. this is a modern-day parable that will thrill and inspire with its heart-warming insights into the relationship god desires with His people.
LESSONS FROM A SHEEP DOG is a fascinating story of a man and a dog - but it is also a deeply spiritual experience. In Phillip Keller's powerful narrative, it becomes a profound picture of our own encounter with God. So often, he says, our circumstances - or our own self-will - obscure our ultimate purpose and our true potential. Only as we submit to the loving discipline of our Shepherd do we become responsive to His love, there to discover our own fulfillment.« less