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I am the Good Shepherd - T.D. Jakes. Realize greater confidence in God from this uplifting T.D. Jakes sermon, “I Am the Good Shepherd.”
Everything and everyone has a purpose. In this T.D. Jakes sermon, see how God’s masterful design ensures that “Nothing You’ve Been Through Will Be Wasted.” Why is a question often asked as we face circumstances in our lives. When we are disappointed, or face opposition, or don’t progress as quickly as we hoped, we may wonder what God is up to and why. Through the dynamic life of Moses, Bishop Jakes gives practical and relevant answers to this common dilemma. Moses was raised as an Egyptian royal then, 40 years later, found himself laboring as a shepherd in the wilderness – two different worlds, two different experiences. One was full of promise and privilege, the other humbling and mundane. Things may happen that make us question our identity, our worth, or wonder if we’re on the right path. Moses’ story proves otherwise. In this message, see how God can use everything in your life to guide you and prepare you for your destiny. Learn how your experiences, both good and bad, not only shape you into the person God wants you to be, but mold you into someone who can bless others. After T.D. Jakes’ sermon, stay for an exclusive “Behind the Message” as he digs deeper and speaks about being good vs. being great.
Learn how to walk in your purpose with this uplifting T.D. Jakes sermon, “Favor Ain’t Fair.” In this message, Bishop Jakes continues his focus on the life of Ruth. Previously, he spoke about Ruth’s decision to follow her mother-in-law Naomi back to her hometown of Bethlehem after the death of their husbands in Moab. To this end, T.D. Jakes emphasizes the importance and ramifications of Ruth’s choice. She felt it was the right thing to do, but it wasn’t the easy way out. Moabites were second-class citizens in Israel. Therefore, she would’ve been looked upon as a less-than -- on top of being impoverished and a widow. God had a plan, however. This was only the beginning. Bishop Jakes talks about how God orders our steps.
Even though we may experience pain as we walk in our purpose, there is always a blessing if we stay true to His plan. In Bethlehem, Ruth is just getting by, picking up the scraps in Boaz’s wheat fields. One day Boaz notices her and orders the other women to leave some of their wheat for her. Ruth didn’t have to do anything to get it. She simply had to pick it up and to receive it. Favor, Bishop Jakes explains, is preferential treatment. God’s blessings sometimes just fall on you. It may seem you just stumble upon them; you may not deserve it, but as you continue walking in your purpose, you will find them waiting for you. You just have to have enough faith to receive what God lays out for you. Are you following the steps God has laid out for you? Does it feel sometimes that you’re just struggling to survive? Find hope in the story of Ruth as she went from simply surviving to being sustained to becoming part of the heritage of Christ and kings.