Be a shepherd
Psalms 23:1 - The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Some days back I was discussing with a brother regarding ministries, how they try to control the people and be over protective of the congregations. There was something which the brother said, I not only found it humorous but also so much truth in it, 'a shepherd does not birth to the sheep, so how can it be his'.
When Jesus said 'I am the good shepherd' He also professed that the sheep were those whom the Father gave Him. Some of us try to rule over people like we are not shepherds but owners of the sheep. As a shepherd we need to understand that our duty is to guide the sheep and lead them to green pastures. It is the Father who owns the sheep and it is He who gives us the sheep to take care of, it is to Him that we need to answer and give an account of every sheep given unto us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You have selected me to be a shepherd like Jesus Christ. Help me know Him better that I may imitate Him in every thing that I do. I ask this in His Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
John 6:39, 65
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
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